AMS Weather Band Photo Contest 2024

AMS Weather Band Photo Contest 2024


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$1500 in cash prizes


Contest Type

The AMS Weather Band Photo Contest 2024, hosted by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), is an exceptional platform for photographers to showcase their ability to capture the dynamic beauty of weather phenomena. Open to all photographers aged 13 and above, both amateur and professional, this contest offers a unique opportunity to gain recognition, win cash prizes, and connect with a global community of weather enthusiasts.

The purpose of this annual contest is to highlight the dedication and skill of photographers who capture the ever-changing marvels of nature. Whether it’s a serene sunrise, a dramatic storm, or the fleeting beauty of lightning, this contest aims to celebrate the artistic and scientific aspects of weather photography.

The Weather Band Photo Contest 2024 aims to bring together photographers who are passionate about weather and nature. By participating, photographers can share their unique perspectives on weather phenomena and contribute to a broader understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The contest also seeks to foster a community of weather enthusiasts who can learn from and inspire each other through their shared love of weather photography.

While the contest does not limit entries to specific categories, it encourages photographers to explore a wide range of weather-related themes. Participants can submit photographs that capture the raw power of storms, the delicate beauty of raindrops on flowers, the ethereal glow of the aurora borealis, or any other weather phenomenon that inspires them. The goal is to celebrate the diversity and beauty of weather in all its forms, allowing photographers to express their creativity and technical skill.

The AMS Weather Band Photo Contest 2024 prizes

Winning the Weather Band Photo Contest 2024 not only brings financial rewards but also significant recognition within the weather photography community. The prizes are as follows:

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200
  • Member’s Choice: $500

In addition to the cash prizes, all winners will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the AMS Weather Band. This membership offers access to a wealth of resources and connects winners with a global network of weather enthusiasts. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in a dedicated webinar where they can share their experiences, tips, and techniques in weather photography. This platform provides a unique opportunity for winners to gain visibility and establish themselves within the weather photography community.

Submission deadlines and entry fees

To ensure ample time for participation and judging, the AMS Weather Band Photo Contest 2024 follows this timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2024
  • Notification of Winners: Fall 2024

Entering the Weather Band Photo Contest 2024 is straightforward and accessible:

  • Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for this contest, making it inclusive for all photographers.
  • Submission Guidelines: Photographs must be submitted in digital format through the contest website. Each participant can submit multiple entries, ensuring that they can showcase a variety of their best work.


As with many photo contests, to participate fill out the registration form and upload your photos before August 30, 2024 at: