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IT’S TIME!

THE WORLD SIGHT DAY PHOTO COMPETITION IS LIVE. HELP MARK #WSD19 AND DRAW ATTENTION TO
AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS AND VISION IMPAIRMENT.

SUBMIT NOW

2019
THEME

We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4–more than 75%–of the world’s
vision-impaired are avoidably so. The photo competition is a great tool to draw a spotlight on eye care issues
across the globe and those who are vulnerable to sight conditions—young children, persons with diabetes, older
people, people with limited access to health services, etc. With the theme, “#VisionFirst!”, IAPB
encourages you to share images that highlight the impact, and strength of our partnerships and most
importantly highlight the importance of vision everywhere in the world.

World Sight Day (10 October 2019) 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. It is a great time to engage with a wider audience – a patient’s family, those who seldom
get an eye exam, diabetics – and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention.

CATEGORIES

It is free of cost and open for all,
as long as you own the copyright to your Competition entry as it’s an author. You can be an amateur or
professional photographer, you all are welcome to enter this competition. Submission is invited in two
categories. You decide which category for each submission

Please note: “Professional” applies to the quality of the photo and the equipment used (not the
setting or qualification of a photographer).

Professional

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

Amateur

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.

PRIZES

Every week, we will pick “Editor’s picks” and showcase them on IAPB’s social media accounts, Facebook and
Twitter.
Finally, winners will be selected from these Editor’s picks after World Sight Day (the last day of
the competition).The Amateur prize will be a professional camera: Canon 1200 D DSLR camera. The professional
prize this year will be a cash prize of USD 1000.

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY PRIZE

AMATEUR CATEGORY PRIZE


IMPORTANT DATES

The competition will be open till 10 October 2019 – World Sight Day, after
which we will pick two
winners and 5 runners-up.
Winners will be announced on 14 October 2019 and contacted by mail following the announcement.

Also, The IAPB Council of Members 2019 delegates will be asked to
vote for their favourite
picture from a shortlist of Editor’s picks.

The winning picture will receive a certificate.

#VisionFirst Photo submission

Please fill out our form to submit your photo entry

Entries to the Vision First Photo competition are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

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 iapb.org
    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 country 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.

#EyeCareEveryWhere Winners and Runners up

The Winners and Runners up of the #EyeCareEveryWhere Photo Competition held for World Sight
Day 2018


5 YEARS

It has been an incredible journey. When the photo competition first began in 2015, we
never knew how big this would become. Today, with submissions from around the world, the eye care sector
have a repository of 4000 photos, all generously shared under a Creative Commons license.
This is an incredible resource and we are grateful for each contribution. Each photo is
a step towards advocating for a world in which each of us has access to better eye health services.
Thank you.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

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.
We run the photo competition to mark World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness to mark avoidable blindness and
vision impairment.

SPONSOR

Bayer: Science For A Better Life

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
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
Registered Charity No: 1100559
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 4620869
Registered in England & Wales.
Image Credits:
  • Cover photo: A young girl during her first eye exam… submitted by Antonio Aragon Renuncio for
    #EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition
  • Terms and conditions photo: A blind old man submitted by Sergei Koliaskin for #MakeVisionCount Photo
    Competition
  • 5 years photo: Cataract surgery patient seen after his surgery… submitted by Steele Burrow / HelpMeSee
    for #EyeCareforAll Photo competition 2015