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Weather Photographer of the Year 2021

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Brief

The Royal Meteorological Society Weather Photographer of the Year competition 2021, 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.

Please also add as much detail as possible in your form to describe the image, location and what equipment you have used.

A shortlist of images will also be put forward alongside a shortlist from the mobile phone category to decide the public vote winner.

PRIZE£850FUND

£850 (GBP) cash plus more amazing prizes up for grabs

Prize details

The overall winner will earn the title of 'Weather Photographer of the Year 2021', £500 (GBP) cash, a $350 (USD) voucher for REI*, a copy of Weather: A Force of Nature – Spectacular images from Weather Photographer of the Year, and a one year membership with the Royal Meteorological Society.

The 2nd place photographer will win £250 (GBP) cash, a copy of Weather: A Force of Nature – Spectacular images from Weather Photographer of the Year, and a one year membership with the Royal Meteorological Society.

The 3rd place photographer will win £100 (GBP) cash, a copy of Weather: A Force of Nature – Spectacular images from Weather Photographer of the Year, and a one year membership with the Royal Meteorological Society.

The winner of the Public Vote will win a copy of Weather: A Force of Nature – Spectacular images from Weather Photographer of the Year, and a one year membership with the Royal Meteorological Society.

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

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 closed
29 June 2021

Judging
29 June 2021 to 26 August 2021

Expert judge shortlist announced
26 August 2021

Expert judge winners announced
16 October 2021

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