Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2024 | photography Competition

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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2024

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2024 now is over!

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2024, annual astronomy photography competition, the world’s best space photography organised by Royal Museums Greenwich has been recently opened for entries inviting everyone world wide to participate with they best shots.

About Competition

The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2024 competition is now open for entries!

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual astronomy photography competition, organised by the Royal Museums Greenwich, showcasing the world’s best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mind-blowing images of distant planets and galaxies.

Celebrated for showcasing the world’s most spectacular space photography, this competition draws attention to stunning skyscapes, as well as extraordinary images of distant planets and galaxies. Year after year, it continues to captivate audiences with visuals that not only highlight the wonders of astronomy but also demonstrate the remarkable capabilities of astrophotographers from around the globe.

Every year, photographers from across the globe compete to be part of the final exhibition and take home the prestigious title.

There are eight different categories for adult photographers (adult entrants must be aged 16 or over):

Our Moon
Our Sun
People and Space
Planets, Comets and Asteroids
Stars and Nebulae

There are no separate categories in the Young competition (young entrants must be aged 15 or under). Entries may feature any astronomical subject.

Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit up to 10 images to the competition.

Winners will be announced at the online Awards Ceremony in September.


The Adult competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over, while the Young competition is for those aged 15 and under.


The overall winner of the Adult competition receives £10,000 and the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Category winners in the Adult competition receive £1,500, runners-up get £500, and highly commended entries receive £250. The Young competition offers similar cash prizes for the winner, runner-up, and highly commended entries. Two Special Prizes, the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer and the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation, come with £750 each. Additionally, all winners have their images displayed at the National Maritime Museum, receive a year’s subscription to BBC Sky at Night magazine, and a copy of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year publication.

Entry fees

There is a £10 fee per entrant to enter the competition, covering up to 10 images. The Young Competition and Special Prizes are exempt from this fee.


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