For our second annual contest that launched in February of 2021, there were three categories to enter: Photo of the Year, Tornado Photo of the Year and Photographer of the Year. The first two sought to find the most incredible, single photos taken from the prior year in their respective categories. And the third (portfolio) award looked to recognize the achievement of putting together an amazing set of 10 images taken in 2021.

The winners were announced on March 30th at 1pm Eastern Time. You can see all the winning images below!

Alexia Maillard won Photo of the Year

Everett Occhippinti won Tornado Photo of the Year

Amy Howard won Photographer of the Year

First place prizes included $750 in cash, a Davis Instrument VantageVue Weather Bundle , 20×30 prints from ImageCraft of their winning image and a Lightning Trigger IV from Stepping Stone Products. Second place each won $200 and third place took home $100. The Tornado Photo of the Year Award was sponsored by Extreme Tornado Tours.

The contest will return in early 2023 to judge photos from 2022.

Congrats to all and thank you for your support!