Monthly Photo Competition


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How to Enter

It’s 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 image, simply post your picture on our Facebook group 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!

The Prizes

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. Details for the exhibition will be posted in the Facebook Group.

Dominic Guerney from Epson UK has sponsored all the prints for which we are very thankful.

Terms & Conditions of Entry (the boring bit)

• 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 and photos should be taken that month or as close to it as possible.

• Winning Digital Entries must be between 3MB and 10MB.

• The winners will be chosen by UK Astronomy judges and our decision is final.

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

• Copyright of images will remain with the photographer, but UK Astronomy politely claims the right to exhibit the entries and to use them in publicity material to promote UK Astronomy and/or its photography competition. For this purpose, UK Astronomy respectively claims the right to edit or use images in combination with others.

• Photographs must be the original work of the entrant.

• Please ensure that images do not feature any identifiable people. (The space selfies category will allow this)

We're looking forward to receiving your best pictures, most of all have fun!

Previous years entries