Submit pictures of the Ocean which illustrate the theme of the 2021 World Meteorological Day “The Ocean, our climate and weather” to take part in this photo contest.
Winners of the contest will have their pictures widely circulated through a feature in the WMO calendar. Their winning entries will be used to depict the effect of the Ocean on our climate, weather and water cycle.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Winning entries will feature in the WMO 2021 online calendar.
They will be showcased and widely circulated on the WMO website and social media platforms and feature prominently in the World Meteorological Day 2021 celebrations.
They will also be promoted among other U.N. agencies and displayed during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be held from 2021-2030.
The Contest is open to all individuals and groups regardless of age or location.
If the entry of an entrant under 18 years of age is selected, and written parental or guardian permission cannot be provided, the WMO has the right to reject the entry.
If any entrant emerge a winner, and such written permission cannot be provided, the WMO has the right to reject the entry.
If written permission cannot be provided, the WMO has the right to reject the entry.
Due credit will be given to the entrant each time his/her photo is used, wherever necessary. They will not be used for commercial purposes.
However, photos already used in the entrant’s personal or social spaces such as blogs and social media may be submitted.
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Read the following guidelines for submissions in the contest
Photographers may submit multiple entries, but only one photo can be included in the final calendar.
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Established in 1950, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) with 193 Member States and Territories.
The WMO became a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1951 and is tasked as the UN’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
Its mandate is in the areas of meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.
The WMO plays a leading role in international efforts to monitor and protect the environment through its programs. In its activities to contribute towards ensuring the sustainable development and well-being of nations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Calendar Competition was launched in 2014.
With the Ocean covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface, providing essential resources, and a major driver of the world’s weather and climate, it provides endless fascination and inspiration for photographs which demonstrate its amazing beauty and power and fragility.
The 2021 Competition is themed “The Ocean, our climate and weather” in celebration of the World Meteorological Day 2021.
Inspired by the unprecedented upheaval during and changes after COVID-19, the contest is focused on providing the opportunity to reflect on how we can do more to protect the environment and the planet and to grow back better after the economic downturn.
The deadline for submissions is 15th September, 2020.
Results will be announced by 16th October, 2020.
Entrants of all photos selected as winner will be notified via e‐mail. If no response is provided within seven days of notification, the winner shall forfeit any and all claims, and will be disqualified.
Entries will be evaluated by a WMO panel of experts in meteorology and oceanography as well as experienced professional photographers. Entries will be judged on the basis of:
WMO will begin by shortlisting about 50 photographs, based on technical and artistic merit. Then publish shortlisted photos on Facebook and Instagram, allowing followers to vote for their favorites.
The WMO jury will make the final selections for the 13 photos for inclusion in the calendar (one for the cover and one for each month), based on the social media votes but also taking into account geographical balance.
The competition will take place virtually and also be promoted via Twitter and via other U.N. social media accounts.
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