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The World Sight Day photo competition#HopeInSight Photo Competition

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. The World Sight Day photo competition can be a great opportunity to highlight eye health successes and also document unmet need. 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.

This competition has been possible because of photographers from around the globe who have generously contributed their photographs. Over 6000 eye care photos have been submitted since 2015. We thank Bayer for supporting the World Sight Day Photo Competitions.

Winners of the Hope In Sight Photo Competition

Professional Category

Photo Title: Hope
Photo submitted by: Michael Schoenfeld
Country: Tanzania
Organisation: Eye Corps
Photo Caption: 54-year-old female diabetic blind for 4 years with white cataracts now 20/20 ou.

Amateur Category

Photo Title: Spreading smiles
Photo submitted by: Fauzia Aziz
Country: Pakistan
Organisation: Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT)
Photo Caption: Getting his eye bandaged after surgery.

See all winners of the Hope In Sight Photo Competition

Links to the competition galleries

YearThemeWinnersEditors picksGallery
2020#HopeInSight2020 winners2020 editors picks2020 gallery
2019#VisionFirst!2019 winners2019 editors picks2019 gallery
2018#EyeCareEverywhere2018 winners2018 editors picks2018 gallery
2017#MakeVisionCount2017 winners2017 editors picks2017 gallery
2016#StrongerTogether2016 winners2016 editors picks2016 gallery
2015#EyeCareForAll2015 winners2015 gallery

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, an indication must be made and the work shared under the same license. 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:


The IAPB Vision Atlas” by IAPB is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Read more on how to give attribution

Taking part in the competition

The competition is held every year around World Sight DaySubscribe to receive updates about the photo competitions.

For any queries, please write to [email protected]

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Bayer: Science For A Better Life​

Bayer 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