Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2024

Opportunity type:  Prize

For:  Photographers

Deadline: 05/03/24

Rewards: Up to £10,000 + Exhibition 

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

Notably, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition serves as a significant event in the astrophotography community, fostering a sense of unity among those who share a passion for capturing the night sky. It is a celebration of human curiosity and our enduring quest to understand the cosmos. The competition’s increasing popularity each year also highlights the growing public interest in astronomy and space exploration. As such, it plays a crucial role in inspiring future generations of astronomers and space enthusiasts, while bringing the beauty of the night sky closer to people around the world.


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.


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

Entry Fee

The entry fee is £10, covering up to ten images per entrant. The Young Competition and Special Prizes are exempt from this fee.

How to Apply

Apply using the link: Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition.

All questions regarding this award should be sent to .


Mar 05 2024

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