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2022 Calendar Photo Contest

2021 Calendar Cover image by John Noble
2021 Calendar Cover image by John Noble

Share Your Astrophotos

The Cincinnati Observatory invites any and all amateur and professional photographers to enter our 2021 Photo Contest. Winning photographs will be used for our 2022 Cincinnati Observatory Calendar.

The “Best of Show” winner will have the honor of gracing the cover of our annual publication. Eleven alternate winners will have their winning photos included in the 2022 calendar. Each recipient will also be given three free 2022 calendars as they are published.

Deadline for all entries will be October 29, 2021. A committee selected by members and staff of the Cincinnati Observatory will review the entries and select the winners. Winners will be announced November 15, 2021.

Submit Your Calendar Images HERE


Contestants must indicate upon entering whether or not they are amateur or professional photographers. The Cincinnati Observatory considers you a professional photographer if you earn more than 20% of your annual income from the sale of your photographs or photography services.

  • All photographs must have an Astronomy theme or be taken at the Cincinnati Observatory – On Observatory grounds or inside any of our buildings.
  • Contestant may submit up to 5 photos maximum to be considered for publication.
  • Amateur and Professional photos will be judged separately.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically no later than October 29, 2021.
  • All entries must be high resolution images, 300dpi or larger.

Submit your photos HERE

For further questions please contact Kelsey

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