2019 winner - Gareth Mon Jones

Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

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Now in its fifth year, The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Weather Photographer of the Year competition 2020, in association with AccuWeather, provides a platform for the world’s very best weather photography, depicting weather in its widest sense.

Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, have all the equipment or just a smartphone, RMetS wants to see your weather photos. You can take photos of the weather from your front doorstep, a window or your back garden, so even while staying at home and staying safe, anyone can enter. You can even submit photos you have already taken previously – you just need to find them!

Following Government and public health authority instructions for where you live on staying safe and saving lives during the Coronavirus pandemic is critical and all instructions must be followed whilst taking part in the competition.

A highly respected panel of judges, including meteorologists, photographers and photo editors, will look for work that combines photographic skill with meteorological observation. The competition is free to enter and there are no individual categories, although hashtags are encouraged (see entry details tab).

Shortlisted entries will also be put to a vote to discover the public’s favourite and winners announced in the Autumn.

The Royal Meteorological Society Young Weather Photographer of the Year competition 2020, in association with AccuWeather, (for photographers 17 and under only) aims to encourage and recognise the younger generation of weather photographers. In this category the judges will choose the image that impresses them most. And there is nothing preventing young photographers from entering the main competition too, as this competition has no age restriction.

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Prizing

Prize winners will be announced in Autumn 2020.

1st Place
Weather Photographer of the Year 2020
£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

Public vote winner
One year membership with RMetS

Young winner
Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020
HERO7 Go Pro

Young runner up
One year membership with RMetS

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