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Watch this Space for Capture the Cosmos 2020

The amazing astrophotography competition, Capture the Cosmos, is back for 2020 and this year it will be out of this world!  

Capture the Cosmos 2020 is now open for photos to be entered online. The competition will close on 18 September 2020 so photographers are urged to get outside and start snapping and submitting their incredible photographs quickly.

“Both amateurs and professional photographers are encouraged to take place in the Capture the Cosmos Photography Competition,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “Capture the Cosmos competition creates awareness of our breathtaking night skies and ultimately motivates people to visit our beautiful region. Photos can be captured anywhere under the Warrumbungle Night Sky.”

Last year, Capture the Cosmos was a huge success with over 80 entries from intrastate and even some interstate travellers that attended workshops and awards nights. This year there are many different categories and some incredible prizes to be won. Categories include: Warrumbungle Nightscape Widefield (any nightscape within the Warrumbungle Shire/Warrumbungle Dark Sky Park); Night Sky Widefield (Open to all locations in the world captured with any photographic equipment); Open Deep Space (Deep space objects captured through a telescope); and Smartphone Astrophotography (Widefield, Solar System or deep space image taken with a smartphone) with a special youth award for entries across all categories. 

“Council, through its Economic Development and Tourism Committee has been the force behind this remarkably successful photography competition. This year the committee is in the process of seeking endorsement from the Australian Photographic Society for the Capture the Cosmos Competition, which will be a huge accomplishment and will substantially increase the competition’s reach,” Cr Todd explained.  

“Sponsors for the Capture the Cosmos event this year include Pentax and Sigma, Skywatch Domestays, Milroy Observatory, iTelesope, Dark Sky Innovations, Baradine Progress Association and Dark Sky Traveller. I would like to thank all of these sponsors for coming on board to support this wonderful region wide competition, said Cr Todd.” 

The competition is open now. For more information on being part of this competition including conditions of entry and competition entry fees visit cosmos.myphotoclub.com.au. 

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Last Updated: 27 Aug 2020