GPM "Signs of Spring" Photo Contest

GPM "Signs of SPring" photo contest

Spring is in the air, and with it lots of precipitation. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM), launched in February 2014, measures Earth’s precipitation from above using a constellation of satellites. GPM can tell us where and how much it is raining and snowing so we can learn more about Earth’s water cycle, better model our weather and climate, and predict floods, droughts, hurricanes, and more.

As GPM watches spring weather from above, we want to see what spring looks like to you! Get out your cameras and show us the signs of spring in your area - from April showers to dew-drops on flowers. Show us how precipitation influences spring in your area. Post your coolest photos of the signs of spring, and we’ll choose the best ones to post 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 3/30/15 - 4/27/15.

  • There are two online services which you can use to submit your work:

  • Please provide as much information with the submission 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 and how it was taken.

  • To avoid overwhelming the group, please limit your posts to 10 submissions per person.

  • Winning photos will be selected by a group of judges comprised of NASA scientists and outreach personnel, and will be judged based on their creativity and artistic merit.


Official Rules

  • All photos and videos must be your original property.

  • No inappropriate content.

  • Your photos must comply with the terms of service for the site you are using:

  • All entrants must be 13 years old or older.

  • If your submission is selected as a winner you will be required to email us a high resolution non-watermarked version of the photo or video, and sign and submit a NASA release form to provide us with the rights to republish your work. 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.

Banner Image Credit: Teresa Franco Collantes​