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!

To be eligible to win, submissions must be received by June 1, 2018. You may enter as often as you wish, but please don’t send more than 10 of your best photos per entry.



Step 1
Send your best astrophotos via e-mail to

Step 2
We’ll select the best submissions and publish a new photo every week at The images posted on-line are eligible for our Readers’ Choice prize.

Step 3
The year’s finest photos and honourable mentions will be published in the Sept./Oct. 2018 issue of SkyNews.


There are no entry fees or entry forms.

Photos previously submitted to the SkyNews, including those not published, are automatically eligible. Do not resubmit photos already sent.

Images should be in JPEG format, 2,400 pixels wide, and should not have text (such as labels, copyright notices or other information) imprinted on them.

Composite images (for example, those with foregrounds added digitally) are not eligible, however photo consisting of stitched mosaics and panoramas are allowed.

Please include as many of the following details as possible: camera make, lens, focal ratio, exposure time, processing steps, location and date. Put your name, phone number and address in your e-mail.

16th Annual
Photo of the Week
Categories and Prizes

Grand Prize
Advanced VX 8-inch EdgeHD Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
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Meade StarNavigator NG Mak
Category: Best Lunar, Planetary or Solar Photo
Prize: StarNavigator NG 125mm Maksutov telescope, mount and tripod
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Mallincam Prize
Category: Best Deep-Sky Image
Prize: MallinCam UNIVERSE colour CCD camera
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Category: Best Tripod-mounted or Tracker Photo
Prize: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Bundle (Telescope and tripod not included)

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Category: Readers’ Choice Award
Prize: iOptron SkyGuider Pro camera mount

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iOptron Solar 60
ECLIPSMART Products from Celestron
Lennox and Addington County Dark Sky Area
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