Solar Eclipse 2024

Solar eclipse photography contest

A total solar eclipse will take place on the afternoon of April 8, 2024. Multiple IU campuses — including IU Indianapolis — will be in the path of totality, where the sun is completely eclipsed by the moon.

The School of Science and Department of Physics are hosting a photography contest to celebrate this event.


  1. The eclipsed sun: Photographs of the eclipsed sun taken with a telephoto lens or astrograph, typically mounted on a tripod or tracking platform.
  2. Eclipse day events and phenomena: Events and phenomena on eclipse day which may or may not include the sun. Examples include people viewing the eclipse, shadows, the sun, the sky, projected solar images, etc.

Submission details

  • Photos must be taken by the submitting individual during the April 8, 2024 eclipse.
  • Participants must have a U.S. address.
  • Photos should be submitted through this form either in .jpg or .jpeg format.
  • Submissions are due by midnight EDT on Saturday, April 13, 2024.
  • Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three (3) photos. Send us your best photos. Judges will assign your photos to the appropriate category.

Contest details

  • First, second, and third place will be awarded in both categores with prizes of $300, $150, and $100. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 15.
  • Participants retain copyright to the submitted photograph(s) but grant the School of Science unlimited use of the photograph(s) for non-commercial purposes.
  • Email addresses, names, and other information will be used exclusively for the School of Science to communicate with participants. This information will not be sold, shared, or otherwise distributed.
  • The judges' decisions are final.

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