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Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition 2024 launches


Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition 2024 launches

The Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year Competition 2024 launched this week…

The contest aims to showcase the world’s most striking weather and climate photography.

Now in its ninth year, the competition is run by the UK’s Royal Meteorological Society and provides an international platform to raise awareness of environmental issues putting our planet at risk – including heatwaves, cyclones and extreme flooding – while depicting the awe-inspiring beauty and power of our weather.

The competition is open for entries from 15 April to 18 June 2024, and is free to enter for professional and amateur photographers of all ages. New for 2024 a Standard Chartered Climate Award offers £1,000 for the photograph that best tells a compelling story about the impact of climate change.

Also, new additions to the judging panel bring together judges from Kenya, Bangladesh, the USA and the UK, with expertise in photography, photojournalism, weather and climate science. The competition is open to all ages and photographic abilities, attracting novices through to some of the best professional photographers. 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.

The diversity of the prize encourages people of all ages and abilities to participate in the competition and photograph natural and extreme weather, highlighting our varied global climate. ITV Weather is welcomed as a valued media partner of the competition again this year, along with The Week Junior Science+Nature, which continues its support of the youth category.

Shortlisted entries from the main and smartphone categories will be announced in mid-September. The public will then have the chance to vote for their favourite, and all the winners will be announced on 30 October 2024.

Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer at Standard Chartered:  

“Standard Chartered is proud to support the Weather Photographer competition for a second year, showcasing natural weather events and the impacts of our changing climate. In 2024, we’re pleased to introduce a new award to recognise powerful depictions of climate change – including intensifying extreme weather and climate-related natural hazards such as heatwaves, floods, cyclones, and wildfires – to bring greater awareness to the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation.” 

Embedding sustainability across its business is a strategic priority for Standard Chartered. The bank is committed to reaching net zero carbon in its own operations by 2025 and in financing by 2050, and seeks to support an inclusive transition that brings with it the opportunity for growth and prosperity. Enter at

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