2020 #Hope In Sight Winner – Amateur – Spreading Smiles, Fauzia Aziz with LRBT.
Entries are invited to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) World Sight Day 2021 Photo Competition, an annual event that highlights the importance of eye health, shines a light on the social and economic impact of vision loss, and celebrates the tireless efforts of those who work to ensure healthy vision for all.
Made possible with support from Bayer, this year’s competition invites professional and amateur photographers to submit their interpretation of the theme, #LoveYourEyes.
The 2021 competition will be judged by a panel of five experts, each a leading voice in their field, and together representing diverse experience, expertise, and perspective.
“We are incredibly excited to bring this calibre of judging to our annual competition. They represent a diverse range of experience. Some of the best and brightest in the photography industry, individuals who are at the forefront of championing inclusion and equality and those who stand for professional excellence. We couldn’t be more pleased to introduce them to you,” said Joanna Conlon, Director of Development and Communications at IAPB.
this year’s competition invites professional and amateur photographers to submit their interpretation of the theme, #LoveYourEyes
The judges are:
- Dave Hogan, World-Renowned Celebrity Photographer
- Caroling Casey, Founder and Creator of The Valuable 500
- Michael Schoenfeld, Multi-Award-Winning Photographer
- Marge Axelrad, Editorial Director of Vision Monday and VMail, Jobson Optical Group
- Fatima Zehra, Clinical Ophthalmic Technologist and IAPB Eye Health Hero 2020
This year IAPB has broadened added new categories to the competition, providing opportunities for participants to demonstrate a greater range of skills. The new categories include:
- Love your eyes – a picture capturing a subject(s) receiving eye health services or care.
- Everyone counts – a portrait of an individual that demonstrates how each individual counts and has the right to be included.
- Health for all – a picture capturing subjects delivering health services.
- Hope – a picture that captures the magic of a moment and reminds us all that there is joy and hope for the future.
“Our hope is that the competition gives amateur and professional photographers an opportunity to share the stories they’ve captured. We invite everyone to get involved,” added Joanna Conlon.
The IAPB World Sight Day 2021 Photo Competition is part of the IAPB World Sight Day #LoveYourEyes campaign.
Submissions are open until the competition close on 18 October. Find out more and enter here.