GPM "Let it Snow" Photo Contest

GPM Let it Snow Photo Contest banner, with examples of winter photographs

UPDATE: The GPM "Let It Snow" Photo Contest is now closed for submissions. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, we loved all of your entries and thoroughly appreciate your participation!

Click here to view the submissions.

We will be selecting winners over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

NASA’s Global [no-glossary]Precipitation[/no-glossary] Measurement mission is proud to announce the follow-up to our popular Extreme Weather Photo Contest

Winter winds blow in cold air, snow, ice, freezing rain, and a slew of other cold weather phenomena. What is winter like in your area or favorite vacation spot?

Whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere, post your coolest photographs of winter weather and we'll pick the best ones to feature on the NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions websites ( &

While we welcome images of extreme weather, we don't want YOU to be too extreme. So before you take that photo, please make sure you're keeping safe.

Submission Details

  • The submission period is from 1/7/13 - 2/4/13.
  • Submit your photos to the GPM Extreme Weather Flickr group:
  • Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format in as high a resolution as possible.
  • Please provide as much metadata with the image as you are comfortable providing:
    • Your name.
    • Affiliation (e.g. school, community group, etc...).
    • Location where photo was taken (country, city, state, latitude, longitude).
    • Any other interesting details about the photo.
  • To avoid overwhelming the group, please limit your posts to 10 photos per person.
  • Winning photos will be selected by a group of judges comprised of NASA scientists and outreach personnel.

Official Rules

  • All photos must be your original property.
  • No inappropriate content.
  • Your photos must comply with the Flickr Terms of service (
  • All entrants must be 13 years old or older.
  • If your photo is selected as a winner you will be required to email us a high resolution non-watermarked version of the photo, and sign and submit a NASA image release form to provide us with the rights to republish your photo. This includes granting NASA a royalty-free, irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, modify, create derivative works of the submission, or otherwise use the work for Federal purposes, and authorize others to do so.
  • By submitting an entry to this contest you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in this document, and breaking any of these terms and conditions will result in immediate disqualification from the contest.