GAM2013 News

GAM2013 TWAN contest

The Global Astronomy Month in April 2013 brings the 4th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance.  Coordinated by The World At Night (TWAN), the contest runs from now through Earth Day, April 22, and is open to anyone of any age. 

Submitted photographs must be created in the "TWAN style”—showing both the Earth and the sky—by combining elements of the night sky (e.g., stars, planets, the Moon or celestial events) in the backdrop of a beautiful, historic, or notable location or landmark.

The contest theme, “Dark Skies Importance,” has two categories: “Beauty of the Night Sky” and “Against the Lights.”  Photos submitted to the contest should aim to address either category: either to impress people on how important and amazing the starry sky is, or to show how bad the problem of light pollution has become.  Both categories illustrate how light pollution affects our lives.  Photographers can submit images in one or both categories.

Check out such photos by the winners in the previous years: 2012, 2011, and 2010.