Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 winners announced

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) have announced the winners from the Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 competition at the Society's Amateur Meteorologists' Conference on Saturday 10th September 2016.

The search for the 2016 Weather Photographer of the Year began earlier this year with a call for the best photographs depicting weather from around the world. Entries in two categories; 1) 16 and under and 2) over 16s, range from weather phenomena such as clouds, lightning, rain, fog or snow through to the impact of weather on humans, cities and the natural landscape. 

More than 800 photographs were submitted, and over 2,500 members of the public voted for their favourite image. Hundreds of the photographs entered were excellent, creating a challenging task for the selectors to narrow down the best images to be awarded prizes and be part of the Weather Photographer of the Year exhibition. The selectors included:

  • Liz Bentley; Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Matt Clark; photo editor of the RMetS Weathermagazine.
  • Peter Gibbs, BBC weatherman and RMetS Fellow
  • Michael Pritchard; Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society
  • Tim Rudman; internationally known fine art and landscape photographer and a Fellow of the RPS. 

In the end, 22 photographs were short-listed, which will be part of the exhibition and feature in the 2017 RMetS Calendar. The winners are:

Exhibitions scheduled:

  • Manchester: Into the Blue, 25th–29th October 2016
  • Hull: Hull City of Culture 2017, 7th–18th November 2016

Keep checking back to see details of further venues as they are announced. The competition will run again in 2017, with the call for entries opening in early 2017. Check www.weather-photo.org for more details.

Our press release is attached below. For more information about the competition, please contact:

Image: Tornado on show by Tim Moxon; Overall Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

News Date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016