Calling all photographers ! 

The 2024 Bintel Photography Competition is now open for entries. This is your chance to showcase your skills and creativity to the world, and to win some amazing prizes.

The competition is open to photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts. There is no entry fee, and you can submit up to two images per category. The winning images will be judged by one of experts.

So what are you waiting for? Enter the 2024 Bintel Photography Competition today!

Main Categories

This year we will be hosting two Major categories.

  • Best Overall Astro image (sponsored by Celestron)
  • Best Overall Nature image (sponsored by Swarovski Optik)


We will also be hosting an addition four subcategories for the astro side.

  • Deepsky
  • Wide field
  • Planetary (Lunar images included)
  • Smart Telescopes


  • Free entry
  • Entries must be in digital form (5Mb limit Jpg or PNG) and will only be accepted via the link here
  • Entry is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand only
  • Maximum of 2 entries per person per catagory
  • No watermarks or logos
  • All images submitted to the ‘Bintel Photographer of the year’ competition can be used by Bintel (The Binocular & Telescope Shop) for marketing or reposting purposes with credit to the photographer
  • Entries by a person under 18 require the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • Any images that infringe on copywrite will be disqualified
  • If a prize or a portion of a prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Organiser may substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value.
  • If a prize winner is unable to claim any non-monetary prize during any applicable time period, that person forfeits that prize with no compensation or further liability of the Organiser.


How will this competition be judged?

  • Each Category will have a judge assigned to them. please see the judging page for information on who will be judging each category.

Are you running any categories ?

  • For the first time we will be running two main categories (Astro and wildlife)
  • The astro side will have subcategories which can be found on the category page or the prize page.

How many images can I submit ?

  • Each person can submit 2 images per category.

When does the competition start?

  • TBC

When will the winners be announced ?

  • TBC

How do I submit my image ?

  • TBC

Can I use an old image ?

  • You can use any image taken in the 2024 calendar year