The world’s most prestigious weather and climate photography competition
Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year
Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year - Mobile Phone Category
Standard Chartered Young Weather Photographer of the Year
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.
The Mobile Category of the competition offered a cash prize of £2,500 to the winner, and specifically for photographs taken on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
The Young Weather Photographer of the Year awards a cash prize of £750 and is open to anyone under the age of 18 years old to submit their weather and climate-related photographs.
If you're thinking of entering a photograph into the Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition, please read the following rules:
Liz became the Chief Executive at the Royal Meteorological Society in 2013 and has been a judge on the competition since it began. Liz has had a successful career in Meteorology working with the Met Office, BBC Weather Centre and the Ministry of Defence after studying a PhD in mathematics at the University of Manchester.
Kevin is a former meteorologist and weather forecaster, having recently retired from the BBC following 12 years as a radio weather presenter covering Devon and Cornwall. A long career preceded this as a forecaster and oceanographer in the Royal Navy and Royal Navy Reserve. Serving at sea around the globe with a keen eye on weather led to a deep respect for the natural world and its power.
Helen joined the Met Office in 2003 and spent much of her career as an Operational Meteorologist. She worked as a TV weather presenter for BBC Spotlight and co-hosts the Met Office podcast 'Mostly Weather’. Recently completing an MSc in psychology, Helen is the UK’s first Socio-Meteorologist, working at the intersection of the social and physical sciences to ensure weather forecasts help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Chris Ison is an award-winning, hugely experienced, versatile and trusted commercial photographer, based in the South Downs National Park. A photographer through and through – he was first inspired at the age of 7, turning professional at 18, with a varied career which now spans three decades. He spent 14 years covering some of the world's biggest news and sporting events for the Press Association. Chris now works with commercial clients, helping to elevate their marketing and achieve stand-out success.
Jo offers tuition and group workshops in smartphone photography and image editing. She has authored two books - ‘Smart Phone Smart Photography’ and ‘Smart Phone Smart Photo Editing’. Jo runs Green Island Studios, which is a bespoke photographic studio and colour darkroom where she is passionate about making photography sustainable. Jo is an Associate Lecturer on the Marine and Natural History Photography BA (Hons) at Falmouth University and a regular public speaker on photography.
Dan is the editor of The Week Junior Science+Nature the award-winning monthly magazine for smart and curious 8-15 year-olds. He was the winner of the British Society of Magazine Editor’s Launch Editor of the Year (2019). Dan is passionate about science communication and bringing STEM subjects to life for young readers. He is also a writer of bestselling non-fiction books, with over 50 titles to his name.
We are thrilled to have the support of our sponsor, Standard Chartered and our media partners, who share our passion for capturing the beauty and impact of weather and climate through the lens.
The Royal Meteorological Society joined forces with Standard Chartered this year to increase the global reach and profile of the competition to tell the climate story that sits behind every photo submitted. Weather Photographer is so much more than just the competition, The Royal Society and Standard Chartered are united in our mission to raise awareness globally of the impact of our changing climate and the threat posed by extreme weather events.
We are proud that ‘The Week Junior Science+Nature’ will continue supporting the youth category as a media partner this year. The Week Junior Science+Nature takes 8-15 year-olds on amazing voyages of discovery around the world.
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