Astrophotography Competition

Date: 4 Mar 2015 - 31 May 2015
Time: All Day
Location: N/A

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The Department of Physics at the University of York is running an astronomical photography competition, with the winning entries making up a 2016 calendar.

The competition will be divided into 4 categories; children up to 10 years old, between 11-16 years old, students (16-21 years old) and adults (above 21 years old).The top entries from each of these 4 categories will feature in the calendar. Winners and runners-up in each category will also receive £50 and £25 vouchers. Prizes will be redeemable for Celestron products at

To be eligible, the photo must be of something astronomical (the night sky, the sun, the moon etc.) and must have been taken in Yorkshire.

Public opinion will also be taken into consideration, as all entries will be displayed at a dedicated stand throughout the Department of Physics’ “Big Telescopes” exhibition from 12th-16th June. The final verdict will be made by a team of astronomers and photographers, with the results being announced on Monday 15th June.

Entries should be sent to, featuring the photo, the name and age of the photographer, and the time, date and location of the photo being taken. Photos should be in JPEG or PNG format, and at least 300dpi. Composite photos are also welcome. Any queries should be directed to the same address.

The closing date for entries is Friday 29th May.

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