The Royal Meteorological Society has released the shortlist for the prestigious Weather Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s finalists consist of both amateur and professional photographers from 94 countries, displaying impressive landscape photography, street images, and more. The main objective of the competition is to raise awareness about environmental issues and showcase the world’s most striking weather phenomena.
The winner of the Weather Photographer of the Year competition will receive a £5,000 cash prize, with additional prizes for the winners of the Mobile (£2,500) and Young (£750) categories. Entries were submitted from around the world, capturing remarkable weather events such as red sprite lightning, tornadoes, cloud formations, ice-covered landscapes, floods, dry riverbeds, and forest fires.
A public vote is now open until September 24th, where people can choose their favorite image. The winner will be announced on October 5th. The competition provides a platform to highlight the diverse climates experienced around the world and the impact of climate change on weather patterns.
Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer at Standard Chartered, expressed her congratulations to the finalists and commended their ability to capture the effects of climate change on our planet. The competition portrays the beauty of weather and its capacity to both inspire and devastate. The images serve as a reminder of the increasing frequency of extreme weather events and the need for urgent action.
The Royal Meteorological Society aims to inform and educate the public about climate change and its consequences. The competition showcases the power and fragility of weather systems, emphasizing the importance of limiting global warming and adapting to the changes already taking place.
To view the shortlisted images and cast your vote, visit the Royal Meteorological Society’s website. The winners and runners-up will be announced on October 5th via the Society’s Instagram stories and website.
– The Royal Meteorological Society
– Standard Chartered