World Sight Day Photography Competition

The winner is standing at the entrance of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine building with Sally Crook who is handing over a bag containing a DSLR camera. Three IAPB team members standing on each side are smiling at the camera

#MakeVisionCount Photo Competition winner (amateur category) receiving the prize from Sally Crook, Seeing is Believing Programme Manager

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions are organised for World Sight Day to promote awareness about eye care and encourage people around the world to participate. The competition, open to Professional and Amateur photographers, is an opportunity to highlight eye health successes and also document unmet need.

This competition has been possible because of photographers from around the globe who have generously contributed their photographs.

Over 4353 eye care photos have been submitted since 2015.

We thank Bayer for sponsoring the World Sight Day Photo Competitions.

How to use and credit pictures

The photographs have been submitted under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Photographs may be shared and adapted for non-commercial purposes only. Appropriate credit must be given. If the photo has been modified, indication must be made and the work shared under the same licence. Read more.


Please mention the title of the photograph (with link to the Flickr page), the photographer and the licence name(with link).  For example:

Vision Atlas books, closed book and book opened to show a page with graphs
The IAPB Vision Atlas” by IAPB is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Read more on how to give attribution.

About the sponsor

BayerBayer Pharma AG 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.

Taking part in the competition

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