2014 edition and 2015 edition now open
The Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society invites entries for the Australian Weather Calendar photographic competition. The contest for the 2014 calendar opened on 1 July 2012 and will close on 31 March 2013. The theme for the 2014 calendar is the Bureau Serving the Community.
Entries are also welcome for the 2015 calendar which will be themed Indigenous Weather Knowledge. The calendar will acknowledge indigenous traditions of weather and climate forecasting that have developed over many thousands of years, and will draw on information presented on the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/.
Entries should be of a meteorological theme, such as clouds, lightning, rainbows, thunderstorms or tornadoes, but could also relate to the calendar theme.Entries must then be:
- provided as photographic prints (minimum size 15 x 10 centimetres),
- accompanied by a completed entry form, including details of all digital alterations,
- accompanied by no more than 10 other entries per person, and
- posted to the Bureau of Meteorology at the address below.
If a picture is shortlisted, the entrant must provide the image in its original format, whether that be negative, (35mm) transparency, or digital. Negatives and transparencies will be returned by registered post.
Winning photographers are awarded three complimentary calendars. No prizemoney is offered. All rights associated with the images are retained by the photographer.
Mia Schoen, National Meteorological Library (Fridays only)
tel: (03) 9669 4668, e-mail: email@example.com