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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021Categories:

  • Aurorae: Photographs featuring the northern and southern lights (Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis)
  • Galaxies: Photographs of deep-space objects beyond the Milky Way galaxy, including galaxies, galaxy clusters and stellar associations
  • Our Moon: Photographs of the Moon, including lunar eclipses and the occultation of stars and planets.
  • Our Sun: Photographs of the Sun, including solar eclipses and transits.
  • People and Space: Photographs of the night sky that include people or elements that show the presence or influence of human beings
  • Planets, Comets and Asteroids: Photographs of objects in our solar system, including planets and their satellites, comets, asteroids and other forms of zodiacal debris
  • Skyscapes: Photographs of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes in which the night sky or twilight sky is a prominent feature
  • Stars and Nebulae: Photographs of deep-space objects in the Milky Way galaxy, including stars, star clusters, supernova remnants, nebulae and other galactic phenomena

Prizes:

In each category:

  • Winner: £1,500
  • Runner-up: £500
  • Highly commended: £250

The overall winner receives £10,000 and the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

Young Competition:

  • Winner: £1,500
  • Runner-Up: £500
  • Highly Commended: £250

If selected you will need to supply a high resolution version of your photo. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit up to 10 images to the competition. Judging criteria: technical skills, artistic merit and originality.

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