Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2022

February 10, 2022

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual astronomy photography competition that is organized by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The competition showcases the world’s best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mind-blowing images of distant planets and galaxies.

There are eight different categories for adult photographers (adult entrants must be aged 16 or over):

• Aurorae
• Galaxies
• Our Moon
• Our Sun
• People and Space
• Planets, Comets and Asteroids
• Skyscapes
• Stars and Nebulae

There are no separate categories in the Young competition (young entrants must be aged 15 or under). Entries may feature any astronomical subject.

There is no entry fee.


Open to anyone worldwide.


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

The judges will also award two Special Prizes: the Manju Mehrotra Family Trust Prize for Best Newcomer and the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation. Both winners will receive 750 GBP.

Deadline:  March 4, 2022

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