Win a Trip to Paranal with the Photo Nightscape Awards 2015

Ciel et Espace Photos, in partnership with ESO, launches second astrophotography competition

6 March 2015

ESO invites you to take part in the second Photo Nightscape Awards (PNA) —  an international photo nightscape competition for astrophotographers. As a partner in the competition organised by Ciel et Espace Photos, ESO will award the first place winner of the Nightscape category a trip to Paranal, home of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in northern Chile.

The competition categories are: Nightscape, In Town and Timelapse, and they are open to photographers from all countries. The PNA Junior categories for ages 9–12 and 13–17 years are reserved for French nationals only.

Those who wish to take part in the competition should submit a registration form, their photo or video submission and, if they are under age, a parental consent form, to the following email address: For detailed information please check the rules of the competition on the dedicated web page. Announcements will be made on the PNA Facebook page.

The award ceremony will take place on 7 November 2015, at the planetarium of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, where a selection of the best photographs and timelapses will also be placed on display.

Important dates:

  • All photos must have been taken between 1 January 2015 and 30 September 2015.
  • The deadline for submitting the photos is 30 September 2015.
  • The awards will be announced 7 November 2015.



Franck Seguin
Photo Nightscape Awards
Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 45 89 89 08

Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator
ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65

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Photo Nightscape Awards 2015
Photo Nightscape Awards 2015