Weather Photographer of the Year 2019

 

Weather Photographer of the Year

Weather Photographer of the Year

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: £100, £250, £500 cash, HERO7 Go Pro

HERO7 Go Pro

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) is looking for the best photographs from around the world that depict weather in its widest sense.

From weather phenomena to the impact of weather, we are looking for stunning images that showcase the sometimes dramatic, often fascinating impact and story of weather.

Please note that this competition will not consider images showing the longer-term impact of weather on the environment, landscapes or people, such as climate change.

The selectors will include a mix of meteorologists, photographers and photo editors who will look for work that combines photographic skill with meteorological observation.

There are no individual categories and the competition is free to enter.

The Royal Meteorological Society Young Weather Photographer of the Year Award (for photographers 17 and under only) aims to encourage and recognise the younger generation of weather photographers and is an important element of the competition’s ethos.

There are no individual subject categories to worry about; the judges will choose the image that impresses them most. And there is nothing preventing you from entering the main Weather Photographer of the Year competition too, as this competition has no age restriction.

Prizes

1st Place

  • Weather Photographer of the Year 2019
  • £500 cash and HERO7 Go Pro
  • + one year membership with RMetS

2nd place

  • £250 cash
  • + one year membership with RMetS

3rd place

  • £100 cash
  • + one year membership with RMetS

Publics Winner

  • One year membership with RMetS

Young winner

  • Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2019
  • HERO7 Go Pro

Young runner up

  • One year membership with RMetS

What is weather?

The state of the atmosphere at a specific time. It is the short term or instantaneous variations of the atmosphere, as opposed to the long term, or climatic changes”.
The World Meteorological Organization

For the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year we are looking for images that capture the beauty, power, occasional absurdity and fragility in the face of human activity. This could include:

  • clouds
  • precipitation such as rain, snow or hail
  • frost or ice
  • fog
  • optical phenomena such as rainbows, fogbows, halos, sundogs etc
  • lightning
  • tornadoes

Images can also capture the impact of weather on people and our surroundings, such as:

  • wind
  • floods
  • heatwaves
  • droughts

We would encourage entries which show the milky way and the Aurora Borealis to also include some weather phenomena as on their own they are not weather related and there are other competitions which deal with astronomical subjects.

Website: https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/photography-awards/wpoty-2019/

Weather Photographer of the Year 2018 Finalists

Journey Through the Fog, © Rajesh Dhar, Weather Photographer of the Year
Journey Through the Fog
© Rajesh Dhar

 

The Ridge, © Jason Hudson, Weather Photographer of the Year
The Ridge
© Jason Hudson

 

Rainbow in Torridon, © Jason Hudson, Weather Photographer of the Year
Rainbow in Torridon
© Jason Hudson

 

Drama on the Plains, © Jason Hudson, Weather Photographer of the Year
Drama on the Plains
© Jason Hudson

 

Magic, © Kevin Juberg, Weather Photographer of the Year
Magic
© Kevin Juberg

 

Lucky Strike, © Kevin Juberg, Weather Photographer of the Year
Lucky Strike
© Kevin Juberg

 

Mammatus and Windmills, © Tina Wright, Weather Photographer of the Year
Mammatus and Windmills
© Tina Wright

 

Once In A Lifetime, © Tina Wright, Weather Photographer of the Year
Once In A Lifetime
© Tina Wright

 

The Blues, © Tina Wright, Weather Photographer of the Year
The Blues
© Tina Wright

 

Birth of a Dust Storm, © Tina Wright, Weather Photographer of the Year
Birth of a Dust Storm
© Tina Wright

 

Ellie Cloud, © Kathryn Parent, Weather Photographer of the Year
Ellie Cloud
© Kathryn Parent

 

Tornado and lightning strike, Shenandoah, Iowa, © Martin Lisius, Weather Photographer of the Year
Tornado and lightning strike, Shenandoah, Iowa
© Martin Lisius

 

Two times one train station, © Nikolay Schegolev, Weather Photographer of the Year
Two times one train station
© Nikolay Schegolev

 

After the rain, © Julia Trapeznikova, Weather Photographer of the Year
After the rain
© Julia Trapeznikova

 

Flooding in early spring, © Victoriia Shpakovskaia, Weather Photographer of the Year
Flooding in early spring
© Victoriia Shpakovskaia

 

Fog Wave, © Hoang Viet Nguyen Phụng, Weather Photographer of the Year
Fog Wave
© Hoang Viet Nguyen Phụng

 

Doble Arco Iris sobre Barcelona al atardecer, © Carlos Castillejo, Weather Photographer of the Year
Doble Arco Iris sobre Barcelona al atardecer
© Carlos Castillejo

 

Reflection Bow, © Carlos Castillejo, Weather Photographer of the Year
Reflection Bow
© Carlos Castillejo

 

Nacreous Clouds, © Bartlomiej Jurecki, Weather Photographer of the Year
Nacreous Clouds
© Bartlomiej Jurecki

 

The Mother of All Storms, © Marko Korosec, Weather Photographer of the Year
The Mother of All Storms
© Marko Korosec

 

Gettin' the Messages, © Neil Barr, Weather Photographer of the Year
Gettin’ the Messages
© Neil Barr

 

The Miracle, © Georgy Akimov, Weather Photographer of the Year
The Miracle
© Georgy Akimov

 

Asperitas, © Will Eades, Weather Photographer of the Year
Asperitas
© Will Eades

 

Stormy Blackpool, © Stephen Cheatley, Weather Photographer of the Year
Stormy Blackpool
© Stephen Cheatley

 

Electric Blackpool, © Stephen Cheatley, Weather Photographer of the Year
Electric Blackpool
© Stephen Cheatley

 

Frost on the Beach, © Ali Lansley, Weather Photographer of the Year
Frost on the Beach
© Ali Lansley

 

The Bolivian Salt Desert After The Rain, © Guy Nesher, Weather Photographer of the Year
The Bolivian Salt Desert After The Rain
© Guy Nesher

 

Ice Photographer, © Yevhen Samuchenko, Weather Photographer of the Year
Ice Photographer
© Yevhen Samuchenko

 

The Wrath of Eleanor, © Bill Brooks, Weather Photographer of the Year
The Wrath of Eleanor
© Bill Brooks

 

Royal Met Society Weather, © Dan Matthewman, Weather Photographer of the Year
Royal Met Society Weather
© Dan Matthewman

 

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