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mEYE World Photo Competition Winners

Over 560 inspiring photographs were entered into this year’s mEYE World Photographic Competition, which is conducted by the Macular Degeneration Foundation (MDF). Each entry was accompanied by 30-60 words describing why it showed the photographer’s appreciation of the gift of vision.

MDF CEO, Julie Heraghty was thrilled with the quality of entries received.

“The entries received have been truly inspiring and have told wonderful stories about the world in which we live and just how important our vision is.” said Ms Heraghty.

The entries were judged by media identity and Macular Degeneration Foundation Patron, Ita Buttrose and mivision editor Mark Cushway.

The entries were judged by media identity and Macular Degeneration Foundation Patron, Ita Buttrose and mivision editor Mark Cushway…

Mr. Khang Ta, winner of the Healthcare Professionals category is an Optometrist from Carnegie in Melbourne. He was also selected as the overall grand finalist from the four category winners. He won the “Ultimate Sydney Experience” prize package which included a weekend in Sydney including flights, accommodation, BridgeClimb and special presentation lunch with representatives of competition sponsors ODMA, judges and the Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Grand Finalist and Category Winner: Healthcare Professionals

Khang Ta, Carnegie (Melb), VIC

This is my four year old daughter Kalina examining the eyes of Stanley, her classroom dog who she took home for a week. This is my little part of the world.

Category Winner: Open

Gary Brinkman, Broadbeach Waters, QLD

Where once there was light, now I see only darkness. As I stare into the vast blackness, the light behind the eye is nothing but a visual memory of the optical abundance I once enjoyed. My ageing eyesight and stepson’s vision problems has brought a heightened appreciation of the gift of sight that so many take for granted.

Category Winner: MD Community

Helen Dugdale, Dalyekkup, WA

Her Aunty, Uncle and Great Grandmother have all suffered and are suffering from this disease, she is their eyes and they have never seen her beautiful, deep and meaningful brown eyes.

Category Winner: Junior

Georgina Flanagan, Coolamon, NSW

My photograph has inspired me to appreciate the gift of vision because it shows the light dancing in my younger brother’s eyes. This light is something to appreciate as it can quickly diminish, as seen firsthand. My 79 year old grandmother has Macular Degeneration which has left her with significantly diminished sight in both eyes.