World Sight Day 2019

It’s time!

The World Sight Day photo competition is live. Help mark #WSD19 and draw attention to avoidable blindness and vision impairment.

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Categories

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

 

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.

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Prizes

Last day of submissions is 10 October 2019 (World Sight Day).

Winners will be announced on 14 October 2019 and contacted by mail following the announcement.

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY PRIZE

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AMATEUR CATEGORY PRIZE

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#VisionFirst Photo submission

  • "Professional" applies to the quality of the photo and the equipment used (not the setting or qualification of a photographer).


Did you go through our Terms and Conditions before submitting your photo entry ?

 
 

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.
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    #EyeCareEveryWhere Winners and Runners up

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

    Outreach cataract operation at Sumbawa Island Indonesia    #EyeCareEverywhere     Submitted by: Isna Kusuma Nintyastuti

    Outreach cataract operation at Sumbawa Island Indonesia #EyeCareEverywhere
    Submitted by: Isna Kusuma Nintyastuti

    Optometrist and ophthalmic nurse Khamthan Amath looks for the right prescription for Pa, 49, from the Hmong ethnic minority of Lao PDR. With the right prescription glasses, Pa will be able to see clearly again.//Pa, like many people f rom ethnic minori  Submitted by: Aildrene Israel Tan

    Optometrist and ophthalmic nurse Khamthan Amath looks for the right prescription for Pa, 49, from the Hmong ethnic minority of Lao PDR. With the right prescription glasses, Pa will be able to see clearly again.//Pa, like many people f rom ethnic minori
    Submitted by: Aildrene Israel Tan

    Happiness with a pair of glass  Submitted by: Prem Dixit

    Happiness with a pair of glass
    Submitted by: Prem Dixit

    Not a Farmer Excluded  Submitted by: Germaine

    Not a Farmer Excluded
    Submitted by: Germaine

    Internal eye check-up  Submitted by: Jose mari vidal s. Valiña

    Internal eye check-up
    Submitted by: Jose mari vidal s. Valiña

    A blind boy does his homework at a very humble school for blind children outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa). The Hands Look (Les Mains Regardent) for those who want to see and learn. The craving for knowledge knows no bounds. The passion for  Submitted by: Antonio Aragon Renuncio

    A blind boy does his homework at a very humble school for blind children outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa). The Hands Look (Les Mains Regardent) for those who want to see and learn. The craving for knowledge knows no bounds. The passion for
    Submitted by: Antonio Aragon Renuncio

    A New Ray of Hope  Submitted by: Anurag Kumar

    A New Ray of Hope
    Submitted by: Anurag Kumar

    'Nothing can replace a mother's love when a child is sick, but we try our best to fill that gap." St John Jerusalem Eye Hospital nurses take extra care of Gazan child patients who are often not allowed to come with their primary care givers due to permit  Submitted by: Marie-Claire Boyle

    'Nothing can replace a mother's love when a child is sick, but we try our best to fill that gap." St John Jerusalem Eye Hospital nurses take extra care of Gazan child patients who are often not allowed to come with their primary care givers due to permit
    Submitted by: Marie-Claire Boyle

    In Pakistan, a school girl poses to have her photo taken.  Submitted by: Mohammad Omer

    In Pakistan, a school girl poses to have her photo taken.
    Submitted by: Mohammad Omer

    The reflections of the aircraft windows are seen as Doctor Mark Mannis (2R) carries out a surgical procedure onboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital on April 17, 2018 in Trujillo, Peru. Founded in 1982 by ophthalmologist David Paton, Orbis trains eyecare te  Submitted by: Leon Neal

    The reflections of the aircraft windows are seen as Doctor Mark Mannis (2R) carries out a surgical procedure onboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital on April 17, 2018 in Trujillo, Peru. Founded in 1982 by ophthalmologist David Paton, Orbis trains eyecare te
    Submitted by: Leon Neal

    Screening for glaucoma; small, portable and easy-to-use devices allow screening of all at-risk patients at outreach clinics as seen here in rural Uganda  Submitted by: Terry Cooper

    Screening for glaucoma; small, portable and easy-to-use devices allow screening of all at-risk patients at outreach clinics as seen here in rural Uganda
    Submitted by: Terry Cooper

    A child surprised to see clearly after wearing new glasses  Submitted by: Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu

    A child surprised to see clearly after wearing new glasses
    Submitted by: Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu


    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 repository of 4000 photos, all generously shared under a Creative Commons licence.

    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.

     
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    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.

     
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