Name and scope of the Award
EMS Media Weather Forecast Award
The EMS Media Weather Forecast Award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding example of a video weather forecast that has been broadcast on “traditional” media or widely disseminated via the internet.
Eligibility and Decision Process
All broadcast meteorologists and digital media weather presenters who submit a video clip, produced during the period since August of the preceding calendar year are eligible for the TV Weather Forecast Award. Entries should demonstrate the use of on-camera and graphic communication techniques. The clip should be submitted in .mp4 format, and should not exceed four minutes in length.
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 are a description of the video clip and 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.