Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Second Edition of the Photo Nightscape Awards Launches

Credit: photonightscapeawards.com

The French Astronomical Association (Association Française d’Astronomie - AFA) on Feb. 1, 2015 launched the second edition of the Photo Nightscape Awards (PNA 2015). Opened to hobbyist and professional photographers from around the world, the PNA rewards the most beautiful pictures of night landscapes in 4 categories (‘Nightscape’, ‘In Town’, ‘Timelapses’ and ‘Junior’). The winning photographers will be awarded a trip to Chile to visit the Very Large Telescope, a trip to the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal, cameras, telescopes and binoculars.

New trend of astrophotography, the Nightscape or night scenery, requires photographers to inculde a landscape and a night skyscape on the same photograph.

The prize is intended to reward the best nightscape shooting (photo or timelapse) in different categories and fulfilling these criteria: shootings (photo or video) must represent a nocturnal landscape, composed of both heavenly and earthly elements—shootings must occur after sunset and before sunrise.

Photographers can send their application forms from Feb. 1 to Sept. 30, 2015.

The award ceremony will take place on Nov. 7, 2015, at the planetarium of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris. A selection of the best photographs and timelapses will be presented.

The PNA is organized in partnership with the ESO, Nikon, La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de Paris, AIP, the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, the Refuge aux Etoiles, Médas and Picto Laboratory.

To enter the contest, visit: www.photonightscapeawards.com

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