a collage of shortlisted entries

Final chance to vote!

Royal Meteorological Society Weather Photographer of the Year 2022 in association with AccuWeather

23 September 2022

Have you picked your favourite yet? With one week left to have your say, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with AccuWeather, is calling on the public to cast their vote for their favourite image from the 22 finalists for this year’s ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2022’. The vote has got everyone talking, from BBC Breakfast to The Times, CNN, and Yahoo, to name a few. To see the shortlisted images and vote for your favourite, visit rmets.org/wpotyvote. The voting closes on 30 September at midnight (BST).

Almost 5,000 votes have already been cast for the competition, which features dramatic storms, frozen and frosty vistas, spectacular sunsets, impacts of climate change and curious weather phenomena. 15 countries are represented in the final selection of the main category.

The search for the 2022 Weather and Young Weather Photographer of the Year and a dedicated Mobile category began earlier this year with a call for the best photographs depicting weather from around the world.

Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, said:

“If you haven’t already had the opportunity to look at the finalists on our voting page, then I urge you to take a 5 minute break and enjoy this year’s stunning images. I would also encourage you to zoom in on the detail in the photos and read the accompanying captions as it can sometimes make you see the image in a whole new light.”

Contest judge and retired AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams commented:

“The Royal Meteorological Society’s annual Weather Photographer of the Year contest always attracts the very best and most creative amateur weather photographers, and this year was no exception. Together, the entrants illustrated their keen eye and passion for weather and provided us with a greater window into this most fascinating, stirring and ever-changing phenomenon. Congratulations to the shortlisted winners and everyone who celebrated the awe of weather simply by participating.”

The winners and runners-up of the main and mobile categories for ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2022’, ‘Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2022’ supported by The Week Junior Science+Nature, and the result of the public vote will be revealed on Thursday, 6 October. The announcement will be made via RMetS Instagram stories (rmets_) at 6 pm (BST) before being shared on the Royal Meteorological Society’s website and other channels.

The calendar featuring all the winners and finalists of Weather Photographer of the Year 2022 will also go on pre-sale via the RMetS online shop as winners are announced.


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