Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition 2016


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The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is an annual celebration of the most spectacular visions of the cosmos. Astrophotographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their best images before an esteemed judging panel. We also run the Young Competition for budding astrophotographers aged 15 and under. The 2016 competitions will open for entries on 29 February and the deadline for entries to be submitted will be 14 April 2016. Be inspired by the 2015 winners, start capturing the night sky now and get your images ready to enter! More details will be announced soon.

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year adult competition is open to astrophotographers worldwide aged 16 or over.

Get ready for the 2016 competition

The 2016 competitions will open for entries on 29 February and the deadline for entries to be submitted will be 14 April 2016. Be inspired by the 2015 winners, start capturing the night sky now and get your images ready to enter! More details will be announced soon.

Competition queries

For all competition enquiries, please contact us, we aim to reply to enquiries within three working days.

Email: astrophotocomp@gmail.com

Young Competition

If you are aged 15 or under check out our Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Young Competition.

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Young Competition

A Celestial Visitor by George Martin 2015 Young Competition Winner
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Young Competition is open to astrophotographers worldwide aged 15 or under.

Get ready for the 2016 competition

The 2016 competitions will open for entries on 29 February and the deadline for entries to be submitted will be 14 April 2016. Be inspired by the 2015 winners, start capturing the night sky now and get your images ready to enter! More details will be announced soon.

Competition queries

For all competition enquiries, please contact us, we aim to reply to enquiries within three working days.

Email:astrophotocomp@gmail.com

Information about prizes in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Adult and Young competitions.

Overall winner

The overall winner is chosen from amongst all the Adult competition category winners. This winner receives the prestigious title of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.

  • New bigger prize: £10,000

Categories

We have eight categories for you to enter and the judges will select a winner, runner-up and one highly commended entry from each category. These will receive the following prize money:

  • Winner: £1500
  • Runner-up: £500
  • Highly commended: £250

Find out more about the different categories      

Special Prizes

The judges award two Special Prizes, Sir Patrick Moore for Best Newcomer and Robotic Scope. These will receive the following prize money:

  • Winner: £750

Find out more about the Special Prizes

Young Competition Prizes

The judges select a winner, runner-up and three highly commended images for the Young Competition.

  • Young Winner: £1500
  • Young Runner-up: £500
  • Young Highly Commended: £250

Additional information

All winners will also receive:

  • Their winning image displayed in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • 1 year’s subscription to BBC Sky at Night magazine
  • A copy of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 publication.


Eligible Countries
Opportunities
Publish Date
February 03, 2016




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