Deadline: 1 September 2022

2023 is an important year for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It marks 150 years of international cooperation in weather and climate observations dating back to the establishment of the International Meteorological Organization in 1873.

The weather forecasts and apps we take for granted today result from all this historical collaboration and data exchange. Weather, climate, and water know no geographical or political borders.

In addition to celebrating all the real achievements in saving lives and livelihoods for the past 150 years, the WMO will use activities in 2023 to look forward to the future of forecasting weather, water, and climate.

They’re looking to make the WMO 2023 Calendar Competition the biggest, best and brightest yet!

WMO is looking for high-quality and artistic photographs that capture the beauty and power of our natural environment and illustrate why the work of the WMO community is so important in protecting people from the forces of nature – and protecting our planet from the impact of human activities. They want photos that show why meteorology matters.

As a specialised agency of the United Nations, WMO is keen to encourage a geographical balance representing all Earth regions.

Winning entries will feature in the printed WMO 2023 Calendar. They will be showcased on the WMO website and social media platforms and prominently during the 150th anniversary celebrations. WMO will also promote them among other U.N. agencies. There will be lots of recognition but no financial reward!

WMO received more than 1 000 entries for the 2022 Calendar and is looking forward to the competition for the 2023 calendar.


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