how to

participate in #StrongerTogether Photo Competition

1. Click

IAPB invites amateur and professional photographers to photo-document the impact of eye health in people’s lives

2. Share

Upload photographs on the theme #StrongerTogether in one of the two categories – professional and amateur and share your image on social media with the tag #WSD2016.

3. Vote

Pictures with the most ‘votes’ – likes/ shares – will be shortlisted and two winners get exciting prizes!
(Plus a photo exhibition for runners-up)

Playing chess – Beto Fontes 
from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition 
held in 2015 for World Sight Day

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The competition is now closed

Winners will be contacted by e-mail.

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#StrongerTogether photos

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Submission are invited in two categories. You decide which category for each submission (multiple submissions are welcome)


adjective pro·fes·sion·al \prə-ˈfesh-nəl, -ˈfe-shə-nəl\
: relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill
: done or given by a person who works in a particular profession
: paid to participate in a sport or activity


noun am·a·teur \ˈa-mə-(ˌ)tər, -ˌtu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌchu̇r, -chər\
: a person who does something (such as a sport or hobby) for pleasure and not as a job

Sight after cataract – Sonu 
from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition 
held in 2015 for World Sight Day


Winners will be announced at the 10GA and contacted by mail following the announcement.


Cash prize of USD 1000


Nikon D3300 camera

Eye screening –  Manish Kumar 
from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition 
held in 2015 for World Sight Day

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at 10GA

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All winning entries will be part of a photo exhibition at IAPB’s 10th General Assembly in Durban, South Africa in October 2016

Helping eye care reach communities –
Brien Holden Vision Institute 

from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition 
held in 2015 for World Sight Day


the #StrongerTogether Photo Competition


The #StrongerTogether Photo Competition, organised for World Sight Day 2016, is for Professional and Amateur photographers organised by IAPB.

Send us your photos with the theme #StrongerTogether before World Sight Day (13th October 2016)

See photos from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition held in 2015

Two students in Pakistan –
Brien Holden Vision Institute 

from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition 
held in 2015 for World Sight Day


run a photo competition
for World Sight Day?

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This competition can be a great opportunity to highlight eye health successes and also document unmet need.

The World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan (GAP) aims to ensure “universal eye health” coverage, especially to those who are vulnerable and most in need. While there is a lot more to be done, the eye health sector has been working to ensure that good quality eye care reaches the most under-served populations.


The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.

Together, we can work towards building support for blindness prevention and to ensure universal eye health.




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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen.

Eye Care Supply – Yuddha Sapkota 
from the #EyeCareForAll Photo Competition 
held in 2015 for World Sight Day

terms and conditions

  • IAPB reserves the right to change the terms of the competition.
  • By submitting an entry to the Competition, You grant IAPB:
    • Permission for your entry to be published on IAPB websites including but not limited to and IAPB social media sites and you grant IAPB a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual licence under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License to use, republish, edit and/or modify your Competition entry in any/all media for purposes connected with the Competition and as described in these Terms and Conditions (including as described under ‘Prizes’ paragraph above);
    • The right to use your name and county of residence for the sole purpose of identifying you as the author of your entry and/or as a winner of the Competition.
  • Prizes will be given to one person only, and not to organisations or groups of people.
  • Submissions must be made by respondents over the age of 18 (Eighteen). Those under 18, must have the permission of their parent/guardian. The Professional prize is not open to respondents under 18.
  • By submitting an entry to the Competition you confirm that you own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author.
  • Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use, must not include any trade marks, and must not show inappropriate or dangerous behaviour, or otherwise be obscene, defamatory, distasteful, offensive, or in breach of any applicable law or regulation, or in breach of any confidentiality obligations owed by you to third parties.
  • If IAPB has reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches these Terms and Conditions, then IAPB may not consider it and may disqualify it.
  • Entrants also confirm that each individual whose image is featured in the Competition entry has given consent for the use of his/her image in connection with this Competition and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Where an individual whose image is featured in a Competition entry is aged less than 18 years the entrant confirms that the parent or guardian of that individual has given the relevant consent.


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