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Weather Photographer of the Year 2022

21 April 2022

Firmly established on the international calendar as it enters its 7th year, the Royal Meteorological Society's Weather Photographer of the Year, in association with AccuWeather, is back and will be open for entries from Tuesday 26 April - Tuesday 28 June.

It is free to enter and open to photographers, professional and amateur, of all ages and abilities. It doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing, there will always be weather, and that can lend itself to some inspiring photo opportunities, whether you're at the coast, up a mountain, in a desert or in your back garden. We can guarantee you'll have a view that no-one else will have seen and the judges are waiting for you to share it. They are also particularly keen to see photos that show the impact of climate change and document what is happening on a personal level.

This year the competition has moved to a new platform available at We are also pleased to announce that the youth category is being supported by The Week Junior Science+Nature, as a media partner and no longer has a minimum age limit. It is open to anyone under 18, provided a responsible adult submits the entry.

For the first time this year, the judges will also combine shortlisted entries across both the main and mobile phone categories to form the public vote in August and September.

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

"It never fails to amaze me the quality and breadth of images that we receive. Weather can be truly unique to specific parts of the world, and many of the photographers capture it so beautifully that you almost feel as if you were there. It's a privilege to share in those moments.

We also can't ignore that our climate is changing, and photography that captures the personal stories and impact of climate change has power in shaping how it is understood and acted upon."

AccuWeather, one of the world's most known and trusted weather brands worldwide and the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings globally, is supporting the competition for the fourth time. Said AccuWeather Senior Weather Editor and content judge Jesse Ferrell:

"We are delighted to partner once more with the RMetS for this competition, which captures and celebrates the beauty and awe of weather. Just as we check our watches, we check the weather multiple times daily on our app, planning our day and our lives around the weather forecast. Last year’s new Mobile Phone category created an impressive uptick in participation, demonstrating our innovative approach to welcoming a broad, diverse pool of entrants, and we look forward to building on that momentum for this year."

The winners of 'Weather Photographer of the Year 2022', 'Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2022' and the 'Mobile Phone – Weather Photographer of the Year 2022' will be announced via a social media live stream on 6 October 2022.

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