Adult Competition

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

The 2017 competition is open for entries from midday (GMT) on 27 February until midday (BST) 7 April 2017. We are offering a grand prize of £10,000 for the overall winner and cash prizes for all winners. Entrants can submit up to 10 images. 

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Competition queries

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


Be inspired by the 2016 winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. All winning and shortlisted images are showcased in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich until 24 June 2017.

Visit the 2016 exhibition


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Young competition rules

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