Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2024

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Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2024

Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2024 is now open for entries!

Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2024 : Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year, international competition hosted by the Royal Meteorological Society, has been recently announced for entries open to photographers of all ages and abilities, including professionals and amateurs.

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Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year, now is open for entries!

Now in its ninth year, Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year showcases the world's most striking weather and climate photographs and provides an international platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues putting our planet at risk.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, and its impact on the environment and human health significantly affects sustainable economic growth and the future of society. The competition, hosted by the Royal Meteorological Society, provides an ongoing commentary on the fragility and beauty of the planet.

Photographs submitted for the competition must have been taken between the 18 June 2019 and 18 June 2024.

You can enter up to 5 images per category (Weather Photographer of the Year, Young Weather Photographer of the Year and Weather Photographer of the Year – Mobile Phone category). The same image can be entered into more than one opportunity if the eligibility criteria for those opportunities are met.

This year's judging panel includes experienced meteorologists, photographers and photo editors. They will look for images that combine photographic skill with meteorological observation and storytelling.

Shortlisted entries will also be put to a public vote in August and September, giving you the opportunity to be crowned public favourite! Winners and runner-ups will be announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2024.

Submission requirements

Please submit the highest resolution photo available and provide the details requested on the entry form to tell organiser more about you and your photograph.

Images submitted to Weather Photographer of the Year 2024 must essentially show the scene and subjects as they were shot and must not combine multiple different elements from separate photographs into one frame.

Images submitted to Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2024 must not use the following digital adjustments:

- the use of sky replacement packs and software.
- incorporating other weather elements into a scene that were not in the original shot, including (but not limited to) lightning bolts, clouds, rain, tornadoes, waves and rainbows.
- Adding, moving or removing objects, people or animals into a scene that were not in the original shot, or parts of objects, people, animals, dirt, highlights, backscatter, bubbles, debris and similar composites.
- Painting the foreground of painting out the background.
- Computer generated / AI generated images. If any post processing method adds new image content to the photograph via AI algorithms or by manual intervention the resulting photograph/image will have contravened these Terms and Conditions.
- Artwork and illustrations will not be accepted

Who may enter?

This annual competition is open to photographers of all ages and abilities, including professionals and amateurs. The Young Weather Photographer of the Year category is only open to photographers under the age of 18 years on 18 June 2024. Entrants under the age of 13 at the closing date of the competition must gain the permission of a parent, guardian or appropriate adult to enter the competition.

Prize

In addition to the main prize of £5,000, there are additional prizes of £2,500 for the Smartphone category and £750 for the under-18 category.
Introduced this year, a new Standard Chartered Climate Award offers £1,000 for the photograph that best tells a compelling story about the impact of climate change.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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