The Royal Observatory announces dates of annual Astronomy Photography Competition

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the dates for their annual astronomy photography competition.

In its fourteenth year, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year will open to entrants of all ages and abilities on January 10 and has a grand prize of £10,000.

Entrants will have until March 4 to enter up to ten images into the various categories of the competition.

People’s Choice Awards 2020 The Cave of the Wild Horses © Bryony Richards (Winner)

This year’s competition welcomes a new addition to the judging panel, Dr Hannah Lyons, Assistant Curator at Royal Museums Greenwich.

Dr Lyons said: “I am so thrilled to be appointed as a judge for the world’s biggest astrophotography competition.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the extraordinary contributions from both professionals and complete beginners.”

People’s Choice Awards 2020. Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission © Qiqige(Nina) Zhao

All the winners, runners up and highly commended entries from this year, alongside some of the best shortlisted images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 14 competition, will be displayed in the dedicated gallery space at the National Maritime Museum from September 2022.

Photographers can enter online by visiting

Each entrant may submit up to ten images to the competition.

Main Picture: People’s Choice Awards 2020. Reflection of the Stars © Linh Nguyen



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