WORLD SIGHT DAY
Photo competition is Live now!
It’s time! The World Sight Day photo competition is live. Help us mark #WSD2020 and draw attention to avoidable blindness and vision impairment.
We know that over a billion people have a vision impairment that could have been treated or addressed. Prevalence of vision impairment in many low- and middle-income regions is estimated to be four times higher than in high-income regions.
2020 has been a year of extraordinary changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the world. Most countries have prioritized COVID-19 control and every aspect of the country’s health system has a role to play.
Yet, there is hope in sight. There are many innovations and models that eye health, which can positively impact health. With the theme “Hope in Sight”, IAPB encourages you to share photos that highlight the impact, the strength of our partnerships and highlight the importance of vision everywhere in the world.
World Sight Day 2020
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2020 is on 8 October 2020.
It is a great time to engage with a wider audience – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, people with diabetes – and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention.
The photo competition is open for all
The Competition is open to all: Amateur and Professional Photographers.
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.
Please note: “Professional” applies to the quality of the photo and the equipment used (not the setting or qualification of a photographer).
The Professional winner will get USD 1000
The Amateur winner will get a CANON 1200D DSLR CAMERA
The competition will be open till 8 October 2020 –
World Sight Day, after which we will pick two winners
and 5 runners-up
Winners will be announced on 15 October 2020 and
contacted by mail following the official announcement.
Terms and Conditions
IAPB reserves the right to change the terms of the competition.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. It has placed a tremendous burden on the existing health-care system and health-care providers. The eye health sector has had to reduce services, limiting them to urgent cases. Several staff have been reassigned to lend support to their country’s COVID efforts.
Do your photos capture COVID-19’s impact? Let us know. If you are submitting a COVID-19 photo, select the choice in the submission form to tell us it’s a COVID-19 photo. We will showcase your photo in a special album and we will celebrate the best entries. Let us showcase hope in sight.
About The Competition
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. We run the photo competition to mark World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness to mark avoidable blindness and vision impairment.
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Cover Photo: A pupil has her sight tested during a Orbis supported school screening in Birtamode, Nepal. Submitted by Louis Leeson for #VisionFirst! Photo Competition
Important Dates background image: We should learn from these children….Their sister is sick, but they are closer than before. Submitted by Soumyabrata Roy for #VisionFirst! Photo Competition
COVID19: IAPB Member VisionSpring – In response to a new global challenge, on the day after Good Friday, eight VisionSpring India team members formed a convoy to deliver food kits to 100 of Delhi’s most vulnerable families.
About the competition: Beautiful smiles abound at the first of 18 schools to receive vision screening in 5 days across the remote islands of Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Submitted by Dr. Sophia Fang for #VisionFirst! Photo Competition