#VisionFirst Photo Competition

In Pakistan, a school girl poses to have her photo taken / Photo credit: Mohammad Omer

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, “Vision First”.

Participating in the competition

Send us your pictures – professional shoots, amateur compositions by 10th October 2019 – World Sight Day. Upload your photos on the photo competition microsite: http://photocomp.iapb.org

Winners will be announced on 14th October 2019.

Prizes

The prize for the winner (professional category) is USD 1000 and amateur category is a Canon 1200 D DSLR. Runners up will receive certificates.

How to participate in the photo competition

Upload your photograph on the microsite http://photocomp.iapb.org

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.

You will receive an email notification once your upload is successful. Photos may take 2-3 working days to be published on the website.

Every week Editor’s picks will be chosen and shared on Facebook. Participants will be notified by email. Viewers can vote for their favourite picture. This Facebook vote will be taken into the final score of the photo. Picture will be scored against the following:

  • Composition of the photo
  • Quality of the photo
  • How well does it represent the theme
  • Popularity

The last day to submit photographs is on World Sight Day, 10th October 2019.

Winners and runner ups will be announced on the IAPB.org website and notified by email on 14th October 2019.

If you do face difficulties uploading due to internet speed, do contact us on communications@iapb.org

About the sponsor

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About the World Sight Day Photo Competitions

The World Sight Day photo competitions are held every year in preparation of World Sight Day. The competitions provide a platform to showcase the state of eye care; the successes and the areas that urgently need attention.
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Photo competition microsite: http://photocomp.iapb.org

For any queries, please write to communications@iapb.org

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