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Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

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Brief

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.

The weather in its many forms can make for some of the most stunning photography. With a constantly changing subject, you may be in the right place at the right time to capture a dream shot or have put a lot of preparation and patience into ensuring the perfect photo. We are seeking those images that showcase the sometimes dramatic and always fascinating story and impact of weather. Please do check out our explanation on 'What is weather?' for more information.

PRIZE£850FUND

The expert judges' 1st place choice will win the title of Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 in association with AccuWeather, £500 cash, a HERO7 Go Pro and one year membership with RMetS. Additional cash and membership prizes to the 2nd and 3rd place photographers, as well as the public vote winner.

The brief in detail

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.

The weather in its many forms can make for some of the most stunning photography. With a constantly changing subject, you may be in the right place at the right time to capture a dream shot or have put a lot of preparation and patience into ensuring the perfect photo. We are seeking those images that showcase the sometimes dramatic and always fascinating story and impact of weather. Please do check out our explanation on 'What is weather?' for more information.

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 be put to a public vote to discover the public’s favourite and will be re-produced in a 2021 calendar and touring exhibition.

As a result, your photograph could be seen by millions.

Prize details

The expert judges' 1st place choice will win the title of Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 in association with AccuWeather, £500 cash, a HERO8 Go Pro and one year membership with RMetS.

The 2nd place runner up will win £250 cash and membership with RMetS.

The 3rd place runner up will win £100 cash and membership with RMetS.

The public vote selection winner will win one year membership with RMetS.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries close
6 July 2020

Judging
6 July 2020 to 21 August 2020

Expert judge shortlist announced
21 August 2020

Expert judge winners announced
31 October 2020

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2019 winner - Gareth Mon Jones

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