2020 winner - Rudolf Sulgan

Weather Photographer of the Year 2021

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About Weather Photographer of the Year

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.

As well as the main competition and ‘Young Weather Photographer of the Year’, which aims to encourage and recognise the younger generation of weather photographers (aged 13-17), this year we are thrilled to announce a new ‘Mobile Phone’ category. So, if you have an idea, you no longer need to have all the gear, to join in the fun! Everyone can take part.

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.

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.

Hashtags are actively encouraged (see entry details tab) and shortlisted entries in the main and mobile phone categories will be put to a vote to discover the public’s favourite.

In keeping with government and public health authority instructions, staying safe and preventing further spread during the Coronavirus pandemic is critical to staying healthy, and saving lives, and all instructions must be followed while taking part in the competition.


Competition launch
29 April 2021
Competition closes
29 June 2021

1 July 2021 to 29 July 2021

Shortlist announced
26 August 2021

Public vote
26 August 2021 to 23 September 2021

Winners announced
16 October 2021 (WeatherLive)

About the Royal Meteorological Society

About the Royal Meteorological Society

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.

It plays a key role as the custodian of both the science and the profession of meteorology in the UK and has an important role to play internationally as one of the world’s largest meteorological societies. The Society is owned by its membership but exists for the benefit of all. Programmes of work are broad and diverse, with activities and events held for members, the general public, educators, policy and decision makers and the wider meteorological and climate community.

To find out more about the Royal Meteorological Society, discover a wealth of weather and climate resources and to become a member, please visit: rmets.org