The Central West Astronomical Society is proud to announce that the judging in the 2018 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards" has been completed. The following images are the shortlisted finalists. The winners will be announced, and presented with their awards, during the 2018 CWAS AstroFest, held in Parkes from 14-15 July 2018.
This year's competition had eight categories:
- Deep Sky
- Solar System
- Animated Sequences:
- Themed Section - "Revealing the Colours of the Stars"
- Junior (18 years old or younger)
The photographs were judged by world-renowned astrophotographer, Dr David Malin, without David being aware of the identity of the photographers. The winners will be presented with the "David Malin Awards" in the presence of invited dignitaries, during the CWAS AstroFest conference on 14 July 2018.
It was not just technical skill that was assessed. The prizes will go to pictures that are technically excellent and capture the beauty of the sky and the intrinsic interest of astronomy in an
aesthetically pleasing manner. Canon Australia is supporting the
competition with Estore Vouchers to the value of $10,000.
Mr Jeff Darmanin, a News Corp. Australia Picture Editor, has judged
the "Photo Editor's Choice" awards and has given his pick from each
category, plus an overall winner. These will be announced during the
Last year's associated exhibitions were a resounding success. The two parallel exhibitions were viewed by over 200,000 people Australia-wide.
This year's permanent exhibition will be on show at the CSIRO Parkes
Observatory's Visitor's Centre from Sunday, 15 July 2018, for an
entire year. A second touring exhibition, organised by the Museum of
Applied Arts and Sciences, will travel to selected venues
country-wide, beginning with Sydney Observatory on 6 September 2018.
To have received any one of these awards is a great honour. Congratulations!