Thebacha and Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival August 2017

Photo of the Week Contest Rules and Prizes

You could win one of five great prizes!

CONTEST CLOSES JUNE 1, 2017. There are no entry fees or entry forms.

Photos previously submitted to the SkyNews Photo of the Week, including those not published, are automatically eligible. Please do not resubmit photos already sent. You may enter as often as you wish, but please don’t send more than 10 of your best photos per entry.

Only digital images are accepted. Submit photos by e-mail to Images should be in JPEG format, 2,400 pixels wide, and should not have text (such as copyright notices or other information) imprinted on them. Please keep e-mail files under 2MB. Submit CDs by mail to: SkyNews, 203-4920 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M9A 1B7.

Winning photos will be selected by the editors, publisher and art director of SkyNews and will be published in the September/October 2017 issue of SkyNews.

Composite images (for example, those with foregrounds added digitally) are not eligible.

Please include as many of the following details as possible: camera make and model, lens (or telescope), focal ratio, exposure time, location and date. Include your name, phone number, address and your e-mail with the submission.

SkyNews is not responsible for loss of or damage to materials submitted. Mailed CDs or DVDs will not be returned.


15th Annual
Photo of the Week
Categories and Prizes

Grand Prize
Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
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Sky-Watcher Prize
Category: Best lunar or planetary photo
Prize: Sky-Watcher BK MAK150 OTAW Signature Series 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope

Mallincam Prize
Category: Best deep-sky image
Prize: MallinCam UNIVERSE colour CCD camera
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iOptron Prize
Category: Best tripod-mounted unguided photo
Prize: iOptron SkyTracker mount with accessories (camera not included)
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Meade prize
Category: Reader’s choice award
Prize: Coronado Personal Solar Telescope (PST)
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