Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 opens soon

17 February 2017


The Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 competition will open on Tuesday, 7 March 2017. Organised by the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Photographic Society the competition launched in 2016 and this year will see enhanced prizes in both the 16 and under and over 16 age categories and there will be new selectors looking to choose the best of the images for the touring exhibition. Details of all this year's selectors and what they are looking for will be published shortly. 

In the meantime, the first selector can be announced. He is Matt Taylor, familiar to many as one of the BBC's Broadcast Meteorologist - that's TV weatherman to the public - who said “Even when we’re forecasting the calmest of weather conditions you can still get immense drama through subtle changes in sky cover and light. I’ll be looking for a photograph that captures the emotions of an ever changing sky.

In the meantime the selected entries and winners for the 2016 competition can still be viewed at

Image: © Camelia Czuchnicki - Clash of the Storms, one of the selected photographs from the 2016 competition.