Prize Details

The contest winners will be awarded cash prizes in the following categories:

Cameras & Tripods (no tracking)
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,000

Piggyback Cameras (with tracking)
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,000

Through the Scope
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,000

People’s Choice (Public selection of best image overall)

The prizes will be awarded as checks made out to the registered team leader and may be shared among any team members listed on the registration form at the team leader’s direction.

Winners will be notified of the contest results before the public announcement is made in April 2014. Winning images will appear in print in Astronomy and online at,, and on the NSF website.
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