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Entries Open for Weather Photographer of the Year Competition 2024

Posted on Apr 15, 2024

The Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2024 competition, now in its ninth year, is officially open for entries

Spearheaded by the UK’s Royal Meteorological Society, the Weather Photographer of the Year competition aims to capture the stunning, often dramatic dynamics of weather and climate through the lens of photography.

Open to photographers worldwide, the contest serves as a platform for highlighting the pressing environmental challenges of our time, including extreme weather events like heatwaves, cyclones, and severe flooding, while also celebrating the breathtaking beauty and formidable power of nature.

This year introduces the Standard Chartered Climate Award, which carries a £1,000 prize for the photo that most effectively communicates the impacts of climate change.

The judging panel has been expanded to include experts from Kenya, Bangladesh, the USA, and the UK, enriching the competition with diverse perspectives in photography, photojournalism, weather, and climate science.

Call for Entries

The competition is accepting submissions from April 15, until June 18, 2024. It’s free to enter for everyone, from hobbyists to professionals of all ages.

Entrants have the chance to win the grand prize of £5,000 along with other prizes for specific categories, such as the Smartphone (£2,500) and Under-18 (£750) categories.

The shortlisted entries will be announced on Thursday 19th September. Public voting will then follow, taking place from 19th September to 17th October, with the winners announced on October 30, 2024.

How to Enter

For those interested in participating or learning more, details can be found on the competition’s official entry page.

Dramatic clouds in hues of pink and purple fill the sky above a winding country road at dusk, with trees lining one side and a visible lightning strike in the distant horizon.
Photo © Boris Jordan / Weather Photographer of the Year

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