A new category for 2020, The Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation is awarded to the person who produces the best image from publicly available data.

Sculpture of the nights sky

Dark River (detail) 

by Julie Hill 


"I commend the choice of image data used alongside the artist’s vision to create an appropriately striking representation of the 'river' of the Milky Way, as it is so referenced in ancient human civilisations. It’s a powerful and poignant image presented in a striking manner that is befitting of our own galaxy and its place in the vastness of space and our Universe".

- Ed Robinson, award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications  

"This image has transformed how the viewer experiences space by reinventing an observation of 84 million stars and moving into the three-dimensional realm".

- Emily Drabek-Maunder, astrophysicist, astronomer and science communicator at Royal Observatory Greenwich

See the overall winners

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The Heart of the Crab

by Pascal Fock-Hang

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Jupiter Rising

by Stacey Downton

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HH 666 - The Look of the Demon

by Domingo Pestana 

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by Alexios Theodorov

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by Alexios Theodorov 

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by Alexios Theodorov

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Sharafkhane Port and Lake Urmia © Masoud Ghadiri | Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019

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