Regarding the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, I just got this:
Many thanks for sending your images and form.
Your image, Photon Worshipers, has been chosen as one of a few from the shortlist to be part of our press campaign to promote the competition and exhibition, so look out for it in the press or online over the next few weeks.
In my rush to explain all the happenings in my photography endeavors I mentioned that I was short listed as Astronomy Photographer of the Year based on acceptance of two of my images… but I did not provide the images themselves. Forgive me… here they are
A press release about the short list is here.