OpenWeather
Challenge

The OpenWeather Challenge is an exciting opportunity to showcase your expertise in data handling and your innovative approaches to utilising meteorological data. Whether your interest lies in research, analysis, or the development of applications and programs leveraging weather data, we invite you to bring your unique ideas to life!

We hold a special appreciation for projects that emphasise sustainability, support green technology, integrate health considerations, and demonstrate a clear potential for real-world application, as these priorities mirror OpenWeather`s dedication to environmental care.

The OpenWeather Challenge is finished! We will be contacting the winners directly—keep an eye on your inbox to see if you’ve won!

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Take part

How to participate

About the Challenge:

  1. We encourage you to think outside the box and apply to projects that use weather data in original and unusual ways.
  2. We welcome all types of projects, ranging from purely research/analytical endeavours to apps and programs.
  3. You are free to use any programming language for your backend; however, please ensure that your code is transparent and accessible through a public repository, such as GitHub.
  4. Please ensure all submissions to be made in English and represent your original work and ideas.
  5. After submission, your project will be available for further use by the OpenWeather community.

You already have a project developed using Meteorological data:

  • Create a detailed written description or 2-minute video explaining the project, tag OpenWeather and upload it on the one of your accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube.
  • Please submit the project, using the Project Submission Form.
Take part

If you don't have a project yet but would love to develop one, feel free to use our data:

  • Please sign up to get the data first.Sign Up

  • Develop your project, using OpenWeather free data.
  • Create a detailed written description or 2-minute video explaining the project, tag OpenWeather and upload it on the one of your accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube.
  • Please submit the project, using the Project Submission Form.

OpenWeather Challenge
Submission Form

Please, fill in the required spaces below
All entries must be submitted by May 15, 2024

Any submissions which are in any way similar to any official products or services of Openweather, and this includes any proposed products or services which are currently in development and have not been publicly released by Openweather, are expressly acknowledged by all entrants as purely coincidental. An entrant shall have no right to claim that their submissions have been unlawfully copied, reproduced or utilised by Openweather. Openweather, in its absolute discretion, may refuse a submission to protect its own legitimate commercial business interests.

Timeline

  • April 02, 2024Start Challenge
  • May 15, 2024Collecting projects
  • June, 2024Summing up the results
  • July 02, 2024Awarding of the winners

Prizes and Recognition

3rd place

£ 300

And a certificate of achievement.

2nd place

£ 500

A certificate of achievement, social media recognition.

1st place

£ 1 000

A certificate of achievement, a feature about the project in a blog article on OpenWeather website, internship opportunity with OpenWeather.

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We will announce the winners during
the RMetS Early Career and Student Conference 2024,
taking place 1–3 July at the Met Office. The Challenge winners` announcement is scheduled for 2 July.

More Details

Judging criteria

Originality:

Creativity and new ideas for utilizing weather data.

Real-world significance:

Practical application and effectiveness.

Presentation:

Communication effectiveness.

Documentation:

Clarity and completeness.

Judging panel

Liz Bentley

Professor Liz Bentley FRMetS

Chief Executive

Royal Meteorological Society

Olga Buskin

Dr. Olga Buskin

Head of People, Culture and Sustainability

OpenWeather

Dan Hart

Dan Hart

Chief Meteorologist

OpenWeather

About us

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