Skip to content
Published: 10.09.2018

WSD Photo Competition: Popular Picks At the IAPB Council. Photo: "I see you", by Silvia Garcia, Turkana Eye project--Amateur Submission.

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with its fourth online photo competition on the theme “Eye Care Everywhere” ending on World Sight Day (11 October 2018). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at use the hashtag #EyeCareEverywhere).

After the immense success of our three successive photo competitions, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers from around the world to join us in celebrating the diversity of stakeholders and patients we reach. With support from Bayer Health Care, the international Photography Competition theme this year is ‘Eye Care Everywhere’.


We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4–more than 75%–of the world’s vision impaired are avoidably so.The photo competition is a great tool to draw a spotlight on eye care issues across the globe and those who are vulnerable to sight conditions—young children, persons with diabetes, older people, people with limited access to health services etc. With the theme, “Eye Care Everywhere”, IAPB encourages you to share images that highlight the impact, and strength of our partnerships and most importantly highlight the importance of vision everywhere in the world.

World Sight Day (11 October 2018) is an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention, and is an important advocacy and communications opportunity for the eye health community. It is a great time to engage with a wider audience – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics – and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention.

Participation in the competition is open worldwide – upload a photo that best exemplifies eyecare everywhere, give it a title or caption; clearly note your name, profession and contact details on the competition micro-site:


All individuals interested in the theme are welcome to participate in the photo competition. Send us your photos with the theme “Eye Care Everywhere” before World Sight Day (11th October 2018). Every week, we will pick “Editor’s picks” and showcase them on IAPB’s social media accounts. Finally, winners will be selected from these Editor’s picks after World Sight Day (the last day of the competition).

The competition will be open till 11 October 2018 – World Sight Day, after which we will pick two winners and 5 runners-up. Winners will be announced on 15 October 2018. The Amateur prize is a Canon 1200 D DSLR camera and the professional prize is a cash prize of USD 1000.

IAPB Council: Popular Picks

This year, delegates to the IAPB Council of Members in Hyderabad, India, will pick their favourite from among a selection of Editor’s picks and the winner will be given a certificate and a special mention.

“Eye health work across the world is inspiring change and making it a better place”, notes Joanna Conlon, Director of Development and Communications. “These pictures shine a light on the impact eye care organisations, including IAPB members, have around the world. Together, we can ensure that everyone everywhere experience positive change.”

“Bayer stands with IAPB in the belief that no one should have to live with avoidable blindness or sight loss. We are therefore delighted to support IAPB’s World Sight Day photo competition again this year. We hope this initiative will continue to help raise much-needed awareness around unmet needs in eye health.” said Dr. Rafiq Hasan, VP & Head of Ophthalmology, Bayer.

For more information do visit the micro-site:

Photo Credit: “I see you”; Submitted by: Silvia Tablada Garcia; Organisation: Turkana Eye Project.