Northern Hemisphere Astrophotography Competition

A Northern Hemisphere astrophotography competition will again being hosted in 2024 by nPAE Precision Astro Engineering Limited.

Participants can enter by sending in their favorite Northern Hemisphere object – these can be a Deep Space Object (DSO), Planetary, Lunar or Solar image. Participants can enter a maximum of 2 photos and the images must be new, taken specifically for the competition.

The closing date for submission is February 28, 2024 with the winner to be announced March 31, 2024. Prizes include:

– 1st Prize: £200 (or your currency equivalent) cash.

– 2nd Prize: nPAE Theia Astro Imaging Filter Changer.

– 3rd  Prize: £ 50 nPAE discount voucher.

The Northern Hemisphere astrophotography competition contest information includes:

– All entries must be submitted by email to in bmp or jpg file formats.

– Photos must support a minimum of 600dpi at 20x20cm.

– All entries must be received by 23:00 on the closing date of February 28, 2024.

– All entries must state: Your name; title of your astro photo; equipment used; digital processing methods employed (if any).

– Photos can be of any astronomy object that meets the Northern Hemisphere criteria.

– Participants can enter a maximum of 2 photos.

– By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to the competition rules.

As the nPAE notes about their Northern and Southern hemisphere competitions for 2024, “For the avoidance of doubt, all planets, the Sun and Moon can be entered into either hemisphere stage. Due to the geographic and celestial equator overlap it is possible to enter images taken in the North into the Southern competition and vice versa. Remote imaging – where the equipment and the user are in different locations – is allowed for the following 3 reasons: 1. The imbalance of population between the North and Southern Hemispheres. 2. That remote imaging is gaining in popularity and we want to include everyone. 3. A large part of the art of astrophotography is in the post processing not necessarily in the equipment.”

You can learn more about the Southern Hemisphere Astrophotography Competition contest here.

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