The #EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition is the fourth global photo competition organised for World Sight Day. The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers and is organised by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

World Sight Day (11 October 2018) is an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention and is an important advocacy and communications opportunity for the eye health community. Currently there are 36 million people in the world who are blind and 217 million people with moderate or severe distance vision impairment. This is tragic given that most eye disease is preventable.

The photo competition is a tool to draw a spotlight on eye care issues across the globe and those who are vulnerable to sight conditions—young children, people with diabetes, older people and people with limited access to health services. With the theme #EyeCareEverywhere, IAPB encourages you to share images that highlight the importance of vision everywhere in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

See photos from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition (held for WSD 2015), #StrongerTogether Photo Competition (held for WSD 2016) and #MakeVisionCount Photo Competition (held for WSD 2017).

Participation in the competition is open worldwide – upload a photo that best exemplifies eyecare everywhere, give it a title or caption; clearly note your name, profession and contact details on the competition micro-site: http://photocomp.iapb.org.

You can read the competition guidelines here.

The amateur prize will be a professional camera – a Canon 1200 D DSLR. The professional prize this year will be a cash prize of US$1,000.

Send in your photos with the theme #EyeCareEverywhere before 11th October 2018.

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