We are excited to announce the 2014 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners. Stunning portraits that highlight the wonders of the night sky and hightlight the battle with light pollution. Photographers from 55 countries submitted over a thousand entries to the contest this year.

The images were judged in two categories: “Beauty of the Night Sky” and “Against the Lights.”


“Both contest categories provide a visual awareness of the disappearing starry night sky and hopefully an understanding as to its cause,” said contest judge Connie Walker, associate scientist and education specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

“The added hope is that the photos will provide an incentive to be more actively involved in reasonable light pollution solutions and therefore dark skies preservation.”

You have to check out all the beautiful winners and honorable mentions here at http:/www.twanight.org/contest