Weather Photographer of the Year 2016
10 September 2016
Today marked the final prize announcements for the RMetS / RPS Weather Photographer of the Year competition during the RMetS annual conference. We entered the competition back in May and had the privilege of having, between us, 3 photos in the final shortlist of 22 photos.
It was great to be involved. It was their first year running the competition and they had 800 entries across a broad range of weather topics. There was some great media coverage which resulted in getting our names and photos in a BBC article, the Weather Channel and on Tech Radar amongst others. We met several of the other finalists and had some good opportunities to talk about our favourite topics of weather and photography!
The competition was broken down into a winner by public vote, and 3 judged categories of: under 16, over 16 and overall winner. The public vote was won by a dramatic shot of a storm swell hitting the coast taken by Paul Kingston and the under 16s category was won by James Bailey with a great shot of a hailstorm and rainbow over the sea. 3rd place in the over 16s went to Andrew Bailey with a particularly atmospheric morning mist shot.
First of us to make the headlines was Cammie with 2nd place with "Clash of the Storms" (my favourite shot in the competition).
1st place in the adult's category went to Ben Cherry (not someone we met) with a phenomenal shot of a "sprite" and a starry sky.
Finally, amazingly and with great gratitude from me, I was awarded the overall weather photographer of the year prize for "Tornado on Show".
These photos aren't in the catalogue. We're going to be printing these as limited editions so contact us if you're interested!
I'm absolutely stoked...not much more to say...I'm going to have some beer!
Never stop driving > >
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