2020 winner - Rudolf Sulgan

Weather Photographer of the Year 2021

In association with

Judging is now underway

Shortlist announced and public vote begins on 26th August. Winners announced 16th October 2021.

Whether you climb mountains, chase storms, scour coastlines or sit in your back garden capturing the wonder of weather on your camera, the Royal Meteorological Society’s ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2021’ is the ideal competition for you.

The competition in association with AccuWeather, one of the world’s most known and trusted weather brands worldwide, remains one of the few prestigious global photography contests that is FREE to enter.

Not a day goes by without a conversation about the weather, it impacts so much of our daily lives. It also lends itself fantastically to photography. We are also noticing more of the effects of climate change, and photography is a great way to document what is happening around the world.

Prizing

Prize winners will be announced on the 16 October 2021 (WeatherLive).

Weather Photographer of the Year

1st Place

'Weather Photographer of the Year 2021'

£500 cash

$350 voucher for REI*

Copy of WPOTY book

One year membership with RMetS

2nd place

£250 cash

Copy of WPOTY book

One year membership with RMetS

3rd place

£100 cash

Copy of WPOTY book

One year membership with RMetS

Public Vote Winner

Copy of WPOTY book

One year membership with RMetS

* REI is not an official sponsor of Weather Photographer of the Year 2021.

Young Weather Photographer of the Year

Winner

'Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2021'

$350 voucher for REI*

Copy of WPOTY book

One year membership with RMetS

Runner-up

'Smart Phone Smart Photography'
by judge Jo Bradford (signed copy)

One year membership with RMetS

Weather Photographer of the Year (Mobile Phone)

Winner

£500 cash

$350 voucher for REI*

'Smart Phone Smart Photography'
by judge Jo Bradford (signed copy)

One year membership with RMetS

Runner-up

£250 cash

'Smart Phone Smart Photography'
by judge Jo Bradford (signed copy)

One year membership with RMetS

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Judges

A highly respected panel of judges, including meteorologists, photographers and photo editors will look for images that combine photographic skill with meteorological observation and really capture the beauty of weather in all its forms.

Shortlisted entries in the main 'Weather Photographer of the Year 2021' category will also be put to a vote to discover the public’s favourite.

Find out more about our judges

The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK’s Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate. Working to strengthen the science and raise awareness of the importance of weather and climate, support meteorological professionals and inspire enthusiasts.

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Weather phenomena make for some of photography’s most stunning moments. But you can’t capture those iconic shots without knowing about them first. Depend on AccuWeather, the world’s most trusted weather source, for minute-by-minute weather forecasts localized down to your home or office address.

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