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Royal Meteorological Society - Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

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Royal Meteorological Society - Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

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Now in its fifth year, The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) is calling on photographers of all ages and abilities to enter its annual photography competition, ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2020’ and ‘Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020’ in association with AccuWeather, a global weather and leading digital media company. This popular competition attracts entries from around the world and this year’s competition is particularly special as the Society celebrates its 170th Anniversary.

Weather is consistently on people’s minds because it impacts so much of our daily lives. It also lends itself fantastically to photography. 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. Weather photos can be taken from the front doorstep, a window or the back garden and this year, for the first time, there is no date restriction on when photos are taken; so dig deep and scour your archives.

A highly respected panel of judges, including meteorologists, photographers and photo editors will look for images that combine photographic skill with meteorological observation. The competition is free to enter and there are no individual categories. Hashtags are actively encouraged and shortlisted entries will be put to a vote to discover the public’s favourite.

The Royal Meteorological Society Young Weather Photographer of the Year Award 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.

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.

Prizing

Prize winners will be announced in Autumn 2020.

1st Place
Weather Photographer of the Year 2020
£500 cash and HERO8 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
+ one year membership with RMetS

Young runner up
One year membership with RMetS

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

Read More and Apply Here https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/photography-awards/wpoty-2020/#section-1139

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