World Meteorological Organisation Water Photo Competition for International Students, 2018

About the Competition:.

WMO is holding a photography competition with the style “Water Ways”, checking out how this essential resource affects our lives.

WMO is holding a photography competition with the style “Water Ways”, checking out how this essential resource affects our lives. With international population development stimulating both water need and direct exposure to severe occasions like floods and dry spells, water concerns are high up on the international program. To successfully and sustainably handle our water resources, we have to understand where they are, in exactly what amount and quality, how variable they are, and how they will develop in the foreseeable future.

WMO is looking for 12 pictures that highlight valuable water sources along with highlight the dangers and chances that include handling this life-sustaining resource.

Interested professional photographers are welcomed to send their images till 1 December2017 WMO social networks fans have till 31 December to pick their preferred pictures from 30 finalists. A WMO jury of specialists will then make the last option, based upon creative quality and geographical balance.

Winning entries will be included in the unique Water concern of the WMO Bulletin to be released in 2018 and in an exhibit throughout the WMO Global Conference on Prosperity through Hydrological Services, slated to occur at WMO Headquarters in Geneva from 7 to 9 May2018 The images will likewise be revealed on the WMO site and WMO social networks channels.

How to Enter:

Take a striking photo which highlights the style “Water Ways” and satisfies our submission standards.

Read our Terms and Conditions.

Fill out the compulsory online ENTRY FORM and connect your photo and send by means of a devoted page on the WMO site. Don’ t forget a brief explanatory caption and place for your image!


  • All images need to be a minimum size of 10 cms to 15 cms and in high resolution (minimum 300 DPI).
  • All images need to be sent in JPEG or TIFF format ( with little compression to maintain image quality.
  • Black and white pictures, along with colored pictures, will be accepted.
  • N.B. WMO will need a higher-resolution for shortlisted pictures of a minimum of A3 (42 x 30 cm or 30 x 16.5 inches) at 300 dpi, the minimum size of 9000 x 5000 in pixels.
  • All images need to be plainly captioned, consisting of a title, an area and the date of the photo


Entries will be limited to a shortlist by a WMO panel of specialists in hydrology along with skilled expert photographers. Entries will be evaluated on:

  • Technical quality, clearness, and structure
  • Visual effect
  • Novelty and style for the unanticipated

WMO will release shortlisted images on Facebook, enabling Facebook fans to vote for their preferred images. The competition will likewise be promoted by means of Instagram andTwitter Voting on pictures will be limited to daily per IP address. The WMO jury will have the last word on the 12 images to be included in the WMO Bulletin and the conference. Other shortlisted pictures will be included on the WMO social networks channels.


The due date for entry is 1 December2017 Results will be revealed prior to 15January 2018.

No prize money will be used to winners of the photo contest.



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