Weather Photographer of the Year 2020
Shortlist and public voting until 25 September 2020
The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with AccuWeather, has announced the 26 finalists for this year’s ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2020’, which will now be put to a public vote. To see the shortlisted images and vote for your favourite, visit photocrowd.com/wpotyvote. The vote is open from 21 August and closes 25 September at midnight (BST).
The search for the 2020 Weather and Young Weather Photographer of the Year began earlier this year with a call for the best photographs depicting weather from around the world. Entries ranged from weather phenomena such as clouds, lightning, rain, fog or snow through to the impact of weather on humans, cities and the natural landscape.
More than 7,700 photographs were submitted by over 2,600 photographers, creating a challenging task for the judging panel to shortlist the best images for prizes and to become part of the Weather Photographer of the Year calendar.
The winners of ‘Weather Photographer of the Year 2020’, ‘Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020’, ‘Public Favourite’ and the runners up from each category will be announced at RMetS WeatherLive: Past, Present and Future – Celebrating 170 years of the Royal Meteorological Society. This unique virtual event takes place on Saturday 17 October 2020. It will cover:
- Changes that have occurred in weather and climate over the last two centuries, before looking to the future and what we can expect from a changing climate.
- Highlight how improvements in our ability to observe and forecast the weather have developed our meteorological understanding over time.
For more details and to register, please go to https://www.rmets.org/event/weatherlive-2020.
The calendar featuring all the winners and finalists of Weather and Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 will go on sale later this year via the RMetS online shop later this year.