Thank you to all our entrants!
Photography plays a powerful role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of the naturally dark sky connects those who’ve never laid eyes on the naturally dark sky to a universe hidden behind the veil of skyglow. Similarly, images that portray the impact of light pollution can spark conservation awareness and action. Photography has the power to transport us and inspire us to connect with and ultimately protect the night.
In celebration, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting the third annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest! It is free to enter and open to entrants worldwide.
Winners of each category received a prize package that includes a feature in IDA’s Nightscape publication, the IDA blog and social media, an IDA membership, IDA and Visit Utah swag, and a Peak Design Field Pouch.
The winner of the People's Choice award will receive a prize package that includes a $250.00 gift card to B&H, a feature in IDA’s Nightscape publication, the IDA blog and social media, an IDA membership, and IDA and Visit Utah swag.
All proceeds help support IDA's mission to protect the night from light pollution.
Utah Dark Skies
Creatures of the Night
Bright Side of Lighting
International Dark Sky Place
Impact of Light Pollution
Connecting to the Dark
The International Dark-Sky Associaton (IDA) is the leading organization combatting light pollution worldwide. Since 1988, IDA has promoted win-win solutions that allow people to appreciate naturally dark, star-filled skies while enjoying the benefits of responsible outdoor lighting. Our impact reaches 57 countries on six continents, with members, volunteer advocates, and International Dark Sky Places around the globe helping to preserve the natural nighttime environment.
Learn more at darksky.org.