SPIRIT Image of the Year Competition 2020

Note, this competition is now closed (winner announcement). We look forward to your entries for the 2021 competition later this year!

Submit your SPIRIT images for the chance to be displayed as part of the annual Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition in February 2021 to thousands of visitors!

The best image of 2020 will be awarded SPIRIT Image of the Year, selected by the exhibition curator and judges. The winner will receive the SPIRIT Image of the Year trophy as well as a high quality print of their winning image.

Entries close December 4th, 2020 and the winner will be announced on the SPIRIT website and at Astrofest in February 2021.

How to Enter

Submit your images via the entry form by December 4th, 2020, including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school
  • Your year level
  • A title for your image
  • A caption for your image (including what SPIRIT telescope you used to create the image and any other details about processing, target etc.)
  • The highest resolution possible file of your image (if image is larger than 10MB it can be submitted using a filesharing service such as Dropbox)

Submit each entry using a separate form.

Entry Conditions

Entry is open to school students (primary and secondary) and all images submitted must be created with data captured using the SPIRIT telescopes, see the fulls Terms and Conditions under the entry form.


The SPIRIT Image of the Year competition is supported by ASTRO 3D and ICRAR.

The winning image will be displayed as part of the Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition at Astrofest 2021.


Click the image to the left to save or print a poster for the competition.