Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Fu Dingyan’s image Interstellar Travel was highly commended in the 2017 competition.
Image Credit: Fu Dingyan
The competition has nine main categories: Skyscapes; Aurorae; People and Space; Our Sun; Our Moon; Planets, Comets and Asteroids; Stars and Nebulae; Galaxies and, for those under 16 years old, the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
There are also two special prizes, The Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer and Robotic Scope, which recognises astrophotos taken using one of the many scopes around the world that can be controlled by members of the public via the internet.
As well as the £10,000 grand prize, there are prizes of £1,500 for the winners of each category, £500 for runners up and £250 for highly commended images.
Winners of the special prizes will each receive £750.
The full list of rules is available for the adult competition as well as the young persons’ competition.