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Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 - one week to go

20 April 2023

The highly anticipated Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 competition opens on Tuesday 25th April, and celebrates the very best in weather photography from around the world. Whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur enthusiast, the competition offers an incredible opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity.

Now in its 8th year, the competition showcases the world’s most striking weather and climate photographs, provides an international platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues putting our planet at risk, and depicts the fragility and beauty of the planet that we need to protect.

The competition is open to photographers of all ages and abilities, including professionals and amateurs, and is completely free to enter.

Have you captured the ‘mother of pearl’ nacreous cloud in Scotland, witnessed the devasting floods in New Zealand, or experienced life on the frontlines of the climate crisis? Whatever your story may be, the competition organisers want to see your photographs, whether it’s a serene day or a stormy one.

Tied to the Royal Meteorological Society’s mission, the annual competition is an important platform to raise awareness of the climate issues that face our natural world, as well as the stories and experiences which are close to our photographers’ hearts.

There are three categories to enter within, including a dedicated Young Photographer category, which has been designed so that those under the age of 18 can also take part in the competition.  We are proud that ‘The Week Junior Science+Nature’ will continue supporting the youth category as a media partner for this year.

The competition is open until June 28th, with the shortlist to be announced in August, then the public will have the chance to vote for their favourite photograph, and all winners will be announced on Thursday 5 October, 2023.

So don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your photography skills and capture the beauty of the weather.