On initiative of the Spanish Meteorological Society AME, the EMS announced a first European photo competition on meteorological phenomena – Europhotmeteo (EPM) – in 2009. Following the huge interest in 2009 it was agreed to continue the competition as a biennial event .

The competition is managed by an organising committee chaired by the coordinator Fernando Bullón (AME).

Upload of photos for the Europhotometeo’16 is now closed. The gallery of photos will be public in early March 2016, and the winner and Top Ten be announced after 31 March 2016.