TV Weather Forecast Award
The TV Weather Forecast Award is presented to individuals to acknowldege best practice in communication of meteorology. The Award is presented annually in form of a trophy.
Broadcast meteorologists are invited each year to submit a video clip of a weather forecast, produced during the period given in the announcement, for presentation at the EMS Annual Meeting of the respective year. All broadcast meteorologists who submit a video clip are eligible for the TV Weather Forecast Award, no regional restriction applies for this award.
The Award is normally presented during the EMS Annual Meeting and the forecast highlighted on the EMS website Best Practice section.
Name and scope of the Award
The EMS TV Weather Forecast Award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding example of a TV weather forecast.
Eligibility and Decision Process
All broadcast meteorologists who submit a video clip, produced during the period since August of the preceding calendar year, in electronic (PC-compatible) format are eligible for the TV Weather Forecast Award.
A selection committee, consisting of the Chair of the EMS Media Team, the winner of the Award in the preceding year, and at least two experts will decide on who will be the Laureate. The committee will normally work by e-mail.
The documentation required for the proposal in addition to the video clip is a statement giving permission
(i) to show the video clip during the EMS Annual Meeting,
(ii) to include it in the electronic publication of the Media Session, and
(iii) to include a description of the video clip on the EMS internet site as example of good practice in broadcast meteorology.
The Award consists of a trophy and is presented during the EMS Annual Meeting.
TV Forecast Award 2017
Helga van Leur, RTL The Netherlands, was selected to receive the TV Weather Forecast Award 2017. Chloé Nabedian, France Televisions, and Jarosław Kret, Nova TV (Poland) received Honourable mentions for their submitted forecasts.