We are delighted to announce the winners of the #MakeVisionCount Photo Competition. The third World Sight Day photo competition has been a great success with 1100 photo submissions uploaded from 90 countries.
Winner – Professional Category:
Visually impaired child learning to write by Ramon Castillo.
Runners-up – Professional Category:
- Let take care, for more smile by Yves Abatangana
- During a school screening and education exercise organised by my NGO by Cyril Amankwah
- Alec being fitted with a pair of glasses from Pooja Doshi by Pooja Doshi
- One eye blind life of women in southern kayah state of Myanmar by Min Hsan
- “I began to lose my sight two years ago. I couldn’t go anywhere without my granddaughters. I just wanted to be able to see my grandchildren, and my village again.”
Tashi Yanzon was one of more than 260 people who had their sight restored at a four day eye camp in Ladakh, India by Daniel Jesus Vignolli
Winner – Amateur Category:
RAAB interrupts a woman’s housework in Inhambane (Mozambique) by Francisco Sanz, Ulls del món
Runners-up – Amateur Category:
- School Sight Test by Md. Mahmudul Islam
- White cataract dark world getting ready to get his vision back by Prasanth Gireesh
- Child after cataract surgery now he is happy by Mahesh Aryal
- Student beneficiary wearing spectacles supported by SiB Pakistan Urban Peadiatric Eye Care project by Munazza Gillani
- Vision for all, leaving no-one behind by Fatima Kyari
This year, we used software to help put in a place strict process to make sure the participants are not affected by vote-stuffing: IP addresses and voting patterns have been screened to make sure that the competition was fair.
Voting patterns such as sequence voting with regular interval for an extended period of time and high volume of votes in a extremely short period of time were verified. Known proxy IP adresses such as Tor and Digital Ocean were also removed. (We have taken into consideration that many users maybe using services to speed up internet in places where connectivity is an issue).
This photo competition has been more than collecting eye care photos – the photos had stories of effort, achievement and hope from around the world. A photo-blog series on some of these photos have also been published. Thank you for your photographs and stories – without you, this competition would not have been the roaring success that it is. Your submissions are a big resource for the eye health world.
IAPB thanks Bayer for their support in delivering this photo competition.