For the Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2019 category (for ages 17 and under), winner Hugo Begg received a Go Pro HERO7 camera and a year's membership.
Images were selected by a panel of meteorologists, photographers and photo editors looking for work that combined photographic skills with meteorological observation. With no individual subject categories to worry about; the judges chose the images that impressed them most. Stephen Cheatley, winner of RMetS Weather Photographer of the Year 2018 was be one of the judges for the 2019 competition: "Winning the RMetS Weather Photographer of the Year competition was an amazing experience for me. The image went viral originally, and winning the competition brought me a lot of publicity all over again. It was this win which made me decide to give up my previous work to pursue a career in professional photography. Having always been fascinated by wild weather and lightning storms, I [was] really looking forward to helping judge this year's competition.’
Look out for the launch of Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 early next year. Weather Photographer of the Year Contest