Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announced it is the new sponsor of Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13, an annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography.

The competition winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 16 September when LSM’s new sponsorship will be acknowledged. The winner of the competition receives the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s prestigious title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13, as well as the top prize of £10,000.  The winning image will take pride of place at the exhibition that opens to the public on 18 September at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, showcasing over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays. 

Commenting on the new sponsorship Matthew Moore, President & Managing Director at Liberty Specialty Markets said: “I’m delighted to announce that we are the new sponsor for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13.  As a leading provider of Fine Art & Specie coverage across the globe to both galleries and private collectors, we’re passionate about the visual arts sector and bringing important collections to the public. It is a privilege to sponsor this collection and continue nearly 20 years of association with Royal Museums Greenwich.

“The awe-inspiring exhibition will showcase images that capture the wonders of the Universe and the incredible skill of the astrophotographers. They bring us unique perspectives of our planet and the cosmos, encouraging us to see our world afresh.” 

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is run by Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Now in its thirteenth year, the competition received over 4,500 entries from 75 countries. The best of these exceptional photographs – winners, runners-up, highly commended and shortlisted – will be showcased in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

For information about entering next year’s competition visit

For further information please contact:

Luther Pendragon
Adrian Beeby
020 7618 9100 / 07879 403 564

Liberty Specialty Markets
Lorna Wiltshire
07483 073 244