The second annual Storm Photos of the Year competition has announced its winners for 2022.
Affectionately called “The Stormys”, the contest is led by veteran storm/landscape photographer Mike Olbinski.
When we spoke to him last year, he said the contest was created with the aim of running a photo contest entirely dedicated to the storm genre, while creating an annual archive of the best images taken each year, from n anywhere around the world. .
“I see the images going through my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds all day,” he said.
“A lot of them are stunning and then they disappear into the news feed and that’s it. I hope to recognize your efforts, your hard work, your epic photos and reward you for it.”
This year’s contest included three categories: Photo of the Year, Tornado Photo of the Year and Photographer of the Year. The first two categories sought to find the “most incredible single photos taken in the previous year in their respective categories”, while the third category recognizes “the completion of an incredible set of 10 images taken in 2021”.
The 2022 winners were Alexis Maillard for Photo of the Year, Everett Occhippinti for Tornado Photo of the Year, and Amy Howard for Photographer of the Year.
Below, you can see the winners and runners-up in the Photo of the Year and Tornado Photo of the Year categories, along with a selection of images from the winning portfolio of Photographer of the Year Amy Howard.
This year’s images were judged by a panel of five judges who are all seasoned storm chasers and photographers, including: Dave DiCello, Linda van Rosmalen, Dennis Oswald, Camille Seaman, Nick Drieschman and Mike Olbinski.
You can see more finalist images in all three categories on StormPhotoContest.com.