Photography Competition for the 2017 WMO Calendar

Photography Competition for the 2017 WMO Calendar

WMO is holding a photo competition for its 2017 calendar. The theme is “Understanding Clouds” – which is also the theme of World Meteorological Day on 23 March 2017.


“Understanding Clouds” celebrates the new International Cloud Atlas, which has its roots in the 19th century and was last updated in 1987. WMO is now undertaking a major revision of the Atlas. The aim is to produce a user-friendly, digital-based product which is an authoritative, comprehensive and up to date source of reference for both meteorologists and cloud enthusiasts around the world. It will also include new types of cloud.

Winning entries will feature in the 2017 WMO calendar, showcase on the WMO website, Flickr gallery, Instagram page and be displayed on the WMO Facebook Timeline.  We are keen to encourage a good geographical balance of photos.

WMO received many outstanding entries for the 2016 calendar “Hotter, Drier Wetter. Face the Future.” We hope the competition for the 2017 calendar will be even bigger and better! 

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