Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Adult Competition

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

The 2018 competition is open for entries from Monday 15 January until midday (GMT) 9 March 2018. 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.

You can be inspired by the 2017 winning images in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory until 22 July 2018.

Competition Queries

For all competition enquiries, please contact us or check our FAQ page. We aim to reply to enquires within three working days.


Visit the 2017 exhibition


Adult competition rules

About the Categories and Special Prizes

About the Young competition


Young competition rules

About the judges

About the prizes

About our sponsors