Prizes

Information about prizes in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Adult and Young competitions.

Overall winner

The overall winner is chosen from amongst all the Adult competition category winners. This winner receives the prestigious title of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

  • Overall winner: £10,000

Categories

We have eight categories for you to enter and 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

Find out more about the different categories      

Special Prizes

The judges award two Special Prizes, Sir Patrick Moore for Best Newcomer and Robotic Scope. These will receive the following prize money:

  • Winner: £750

Find out more about the Special Prizes

Young Competition Prizes

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

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

Additional information

All winners will also receive:

  • Their winning image displayed in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • 1 year’s subscription to BBC Sky at Night magazine
  • A copy of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year publication.

Quicklinks

About the Adult competition

Adult competition rules

About the Categories and Special Prizes

About the Young competition

Young competition rules

About the judges

About our sponsors