Weather and climate as you've never seen before.

©Enric Navarrete Bachs

About the Competition

Now in its 8th year, Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s most striking weather and climate photographs and provides an international platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues putting our planet at risk. This annual competition is open to photographers of all ages and abilities, including professionals and amateurs, and is completely free to enter. The 2023 competition and public vote is now closed.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, and its impact on the environment and human health significantly affects sustainable economic growth and the future of society. The competition, hosted by the Royal Meteorological Society, provides an ongoing commentary on the fragility and beauty of the planet. The winners will be announced on 5th October from 7am on the Royal Meteorological Society's Instagram channel: @rmets_ and on this website.

©Sabrina Garofoli


25 April 27 June

Submissions open

28 June 21 July

Judging period

24 August 24 September

Public vote

5 October

Winners announced

©Shibasish Saha


Take a look at the powerful images from previous years' of the Weather Photographer of the Year.
Showcasing the awarded photographs and shortlist that are recognised for their artistic composition, technical innovation, and authentic portrayal of weather and climate.

Get the Calendar

The Royal Meteorological Society’s 2024 awe-inspiring wall calendar features all the winners and finalists from the 2023 competition. The photos are displayed with a dated grid, including UK holidays, meteorological seasons, minimum & maximum temperatures for every day of the year, monthly averages for temperatures, rainfall and sunshine, moon phases and sunrise and sunset time (UK). 

By subscribing to our email updates, you will stay informed about the latest news, events and fundraising initiatives related to the Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year. Please note that we may occasionally feature third-party content from our corporate partners, but we will not share your personal information with these parties. To sign up for our email updates, you must be 13 years of age or older.

© Fang Peng-Gang