Storm Photos of the Year ends 28 February 2023

Deadline: 28 February 2023. The first true storm photography contest! Our purpose in creating Storm Photos of the Year, or what we affectionately call “The Stormys”, is to reward incredible storm photographers around the globe for their hard work every year with a photography contest made specifically for them! From Australia to Italy to Canada to Argentina to the United States and a million other places, storm photographers are capturing astounding images that deserve to be recognized.

We also are out to break the mold of other photography contests out there, which is to lock you into horrific terms of use agreements so that you are terrified your image will end up on a billboard somewhere solely because you entered it into a contest.

The images are yours. Not ours. Our only hope is to use them to promote you, your work and our little contest here. That’s the end of the story. You can read our entire rules and guidelines.

Finally, we are proud of our judges. They know storms. They chase storms. They are photographers themselves. They know what it takes to get the images you are submitting and what makes them special.

We can’t wait to see what you send our way!


Photo of the Year/Photographer of the Year: $750 and a 20×30 Metal Print of Winning Image supplied by ImageCraft. In the case of the Photographer of the Year, the winner will choose which of their winning images to have printed.
Photo of the Year AND Photographer of the Year will also win a WeatherFlow Tempest Weather Station
Second Place Prizes: $200
Third Place Prizes: $100

Tornado of the Year will win $500 and a Lightning Trigger IV

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