Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020

This winner receives £10,000


Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is open to everyone. All you need is a camera or phone and an eye for a stunning shot.

The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies.

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


Adult competition

There are eight different categories for adult photographers to enter. 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

Young competition

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

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

Special Prizes

The judges will also award two Special Prizes: the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer and the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation. Both winners will receive £750.
Overall winner

The overall winner is chosen from amongst all the Adult competition category winners. This winner receives £10,000 and the title of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year.


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

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entrants will retain copyright and moral rights in their submitted images and will therefore retain the rights to sell their images or grant licences to other parties. In all instances, the copyright holder will be credited, wherever practicable, when the image is used and published by RMG and its sponsors. We will use your first and last name as supplied during the entry process (e.g. © photographer’s name). Although RMG will always supply the correct information to third parties (for example to press / media), it cannot accept responsibility for any credit line errors or omissions by these parties.


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