Photo Competition

We have hundreds of entries every month

This is how you can enter.

The UK Astronomy monthly photo competition is completely free to enter, but only one picture per person per month is allowed. Each month will have a different category which will be announced on our Facebook group. The idea is to get you out looking up, trying different things, learning and having fun.

Once you have chosen your winning photo entry, simply post your picture on our Facebook group page with 'Competition Entry' as the title and tag Ross Hockham.

Please also add as much information on the subject as you can – such as: where to find it, what it is and the equipment you used to capture it. This will help others to learn.

Each month is categorised to make it more fun, with a good range of subjects so there’s something for everyone from the professional to the amateur to enjoy!

Previous Years Entries

There have been some phenomenal photo entries over the years.


Each month is categorised to make it more fun, with a good range of subjects so there’s something for everyone from the professional to the amateur to enjoy! We're looking forward to receiving your best pictures, most of all have fun!

The overall winner each month will win a UK Astronomy calendar with their image printed on the month they won after the year is up.

There will be 2 runners up each month who will have the chance to have their image entered into the calendar for December.

Winning photographs and runners up will also be exhibited in a gallery the following year and featured on our flickr page and / or website. Details for the exhibition will be posted on our Facebook group.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

The competition is open to ALL amateur and professional photographers.

Entries will be accepted from 1 January until the closing date on 31st December of each year.

You may submit one photo per month, so choose wisely.

Photos should be taken in the particular competition month it relates to, or as close to it as possible.

Entries must be of a high resolution and between 3MB and 10MB - suitable to be digitalally printed.

Winners will be chosen by UK Astronomy judges. The judges decision is final.

Winners will be notified at end of the month. Prizes will be sent to the winners in January the following year. All participants will be invited to the exhibition.

Copyright of all photo entries will remain with the photographer. However, all participants grant UK Astronomy the right to use submitted photographs and give express permission to exhibit and / or use them in publicity material for the purpose of promoting UK Astronomy and / or its photography competition. All participants additionally grant UK Astronomy the right to edit or use any submitted images in combination with others.

Photographs must be the original work of the entrant.

With the exception of the 'space selfies' category, all photo entries must not feature any identifiable people.

UK Astronomy are extremely thankful to, Dominic Guerney, from EPSON UK, who has sponsored all the prints in this competition.

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