TV Weather Forecast Award

The TV Weather Forecast Award is presented to individuals to acknowledge 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.

Terms of reference

Name and scope of the Award

EMS TV Weather Forecast 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 mp4-format are eligible for the TV Weather Forecast Award.

A selection committee, consisting of the Chair of the EMS Media and Communication 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.

Award

The Award consists of a trophy and is presented during the EMS Annual Meeting.

TV Weather Forecast Award 2018: Call for submissions

The deadline for submissions was extended to 10 June 2018.

We invite broadcast meteorologists to submit a video clip of a weather forecast for presentation at the EMS Annual Meeting 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

Eligibility

All broadcast meteorologists who submit video material produced during the period since July 2017 in mp4-format are eligible for the TV Weather Forecast Award 2018.

Documentation

To be considered for the TV Weather Forecast Award 2018 a statement giving permission

  • to show the video clip during the EMS Annual Meeting,
  • to include it in the electronic publication of the Media Session, and
  • to include a description of the video clip on the EMS internet site as example of good practise

is required. In addition, a CV of the broadcast meteorologist must be submitted.

Submission

Please submit the mp4-video clip of a weather forecast and related documents to:

EMS Secretariat
c/o Institut für Meteorologie, FU Berlin
C-H-Becker-Weg 6 – 10
12165 Berlin
E-mail: awardapplication@emetsoc.org

The video can be provided by posting a DVD or USB-stick, or providing a server address and access for ftp-download. Statement and CV must be submitted as pdf-file.

The deadline for submission is 10 June 2018. Posted material must have arrived at the EMS Office on that date.

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 Jaros?aw Kret, Nova TV (Poland) received Honourable mentions for their submitted forecasts.

Previous Awardees

2011: Jean Byrne , Ireland

2010: Florin Busuioc , Romania

2009: Danny Roup , Israel

2008: Jill Peeters , Belgium

2007: Francis Wilson , United Kingdom

2006: Jay Trobec , United States

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