RTE Weather Competition

Shootin’ the Breeze – Weather Photo Competition!

The Winter quarter of the RTÉ Weather Photo competition is now open.

Eric O Neill, Oldbridge Estate, Oldbridge, Drogheda, Co. Louth Shoot the breeze or any other element of the weather that takes your fancy over the coming weeks and enter for RTÉ Weather’s Winter photo competition. You could be the next lucky person to have your photograph used as the backdrop for RTÉ Weather bulletins!

Develop your photographic talents and enter a photograph which best encapsulates some aspect of Ireland and its weather in Winter. Six winners and a number of finalists from the season will have their photographs selected to provide the backdrop for RTÉ Weather’s on screen broadcasts. Whether it is a local landmark, a favourite spot or an evening or morning skyscape your photograph could set the scene for RTÉ Weather bulletins.

You can see the winner and runners-up from the previous RTÉ Weather photographic competition here.

To give you the best chance of winning, and to make sure that the photographs will work as part of the weather bulletins, we have put together a few guidelines and pointers for you.

WHAT TO PHOTOGRAPH:
Photographs may be taken in any Irish location and should have a seasonal theme. The winning photographs will be on screen at the same time as the weather presenters so it is best not to include people or brands and to keep the focal point of the picture on the right hand side. Only colour photographs in a landscape format and only medium to wide shots are acceptable. A panel of judges nominated by RTÉ will select winners and their decision is final. Amateur photographers only.

HOW TO ENTER:
The Winter quarter of the RTÉ Weather photography competition is now open. Entries can only be accepted attached to an email and only one entry per person is allowed. The minimum size of each photograph entered must be 2,400 x 3,000 pixels in digital format or have a file size of at least 1.5mb. All entries should give a description and location of the photo, plus the name, address and daytime contact phone number of the photographer, along with the date the photo was taken. Send your entry to weatherphoto@rte.ie. The closing date is on Friday, 23 January 2009 at midnight.

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