Standard Chartered Weather photography competition call for applicants for 2023 is now open! Firmly established on the international calendar, they are entering their 8th year with bigger cash prizes and a stronger commitment than ever before to raise international climate and weather awareness. It remains free to enter and open to all ages and abilities.
Standard Chartered Weather photography competition 2023 Details
Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year was founded by the Royal Meteorological Society in 2015. RMetS are focused on increasing the global reach and profile of the competition to tell the climate story that sits behind every photo submitted
The competition showcases some of the world’s most striking weather and climate photography, providing an international platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues putting our planet at risk as well as depicting the beauty we need to protect.
This year’s line-up of judges includes experienced meteorologists, photographers and photo editors. They will look for images that combine photographic skills with meteorological observation and storytelling.
Categories you select as part of your entry, e.g. ‘mist and fog’, ‘rain’, and ‘snow’ are just to aid judges and will not be judged separately. You can only select one category, so please choose the option that best describes the weather in your photo.
No entries will be accepted by email or post. A maximum of 5 entries in each opportunity are permitted per entrant.
Images should have been taken within the last five years from the competition closing date – so, since 27 June 2018.
Photographs that have been submitted into other competitions will be accepted but photographs that have won a national or international competition (winner, runner-up, shortlisted or commended), or are entered into a national or international competition where the results are pending, are not eligible for entry, and by entering a photograph you warrant that it has not previously been awarded, and will not soon be awarded, in a national or international competition in this capacity.
Examples of what is not allowed:
- the use of sky replacement packs and software
- incorporating other weather elements into a scene that were not in the original shot, including (but not limited to) lightning bolts, clouds, rain, tornadoes, waves and
- incorporating people or animals into a scene that were not in the original
- Computer generated images will not be
- Artwork and illustrations will not be
Who can enter the competition?
Competition Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.
Standard Chartered Weather photography competition 2023 Prizes
The Weather Photographer of the Year competition offers a £5,000 cash prize to the best overall photograph showcasing the beauty and power of weather, open to photographers worldwide.
Please submit the highest resolution photo available and provide the details requested on the entry form to tell us more about you and your photograph. Please also ensure you read the full Terms and Conditions on the link below before you enter.
The deadline for submission is on Tuesday 27 June 2023.
You can check the competition website following this link.
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