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World Sight Day Photo Competition Judging

The five individuals on the IAPB World Sight Day 2021 Photo Competition judging panel were chosen for their credibility, expertise and diversity. Each a leading voice in their field, the judges brings a range of perspectives and vast experience.

We invite you to meet our judges.

Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Founder and Creator, The Valuable 500
President, IAPB

Caroline Casey is the businesswoman and activist behind The Valuable 500, the world’s largest CEO collective and business move for disability inclusion. Casey launched the movement at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit in 2019 and since then has signed up 500 multinational organisations with a combined revenue of over $8 trillion, employing 20 million people worldwide to radically transform the business system. The membership includes 36 of the FTSE 100 companies, 46 of the Fortune 500 and 28 of the Nikkei. Recently appointed President of the IAPB, Caroline also sits on several diversity and inclusion boards to include L’Oréal and Sky and is a much sought-after speaker. Caroline has received an honorary doctorate as well as multiple awards and accolades for her work as a disability activist.


Dave Hogan

Dave Hogan

Celebrity Photographer

Celebrity photographer Dave ‘Hogie’ Hogan is a stalwart of the glamorous red carpet scene in the UK and all over the world. Thirty years’ experience in the business has ensured him the utmost respect from media and celebrities alike. Hogie was the official photographer for the Rolling Stones and has also worked with Madonna, U2, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and David Bowie among others. His charity works includes Comic Relief, BBC Children in Need, Nelson Mandela 4664 charity, Live 8 and the original 1985 Live Aid (during which he was listed as the official photographer). To see Dave’s work follow him on Instagram @hogieaaa_


Fatima Zehra

Fatima Zehra

Program Manager, Vision Trust,
IAPB Eye Health Hero 2020, Trainer and Consultant

Fatima is a Clinical Ophthalmic Technologist, with a Masters degree in Project Management. She has over seven years of experience in the field of eye health and disability inclusion. She is a certified National trainer in ‘Inclusion in Eye Health’ by International Inclusive Eye Health Experts, CBM. She has co-facilitated, ‘Inclusive Eye Health Trainings’ across Pakistan supported by CBM International and organized by National Committee for Eye Health, Pakistan. Fatima is also certified in planning and managing eye care services from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2021, Fatima was an IAPB “Eye Health Hero 2020” in the future leader category.


Marge Axelrad

Marge Axelrad

Senior Vice President and Editorial Director,
Vision Monday and VMAIL

Axelrad joined Jobson Optical Group in 1988, when she was named editor-in-chief of Vision Monday and her role at Jobson has since expanded to senior vice president and editorial director of both VM and VMAIL and 20/20. With more than 30 years of experience as an eyewear and vision care market observer, columnist and frequent speaker about optical industry issues in the U.S. and internationally, Axelrad oversees Jobson’s coverage of industry developments. She is also the editorial liaison for the Jobson Research Group. She is a founding board member of the Optical Women’s Association and honored by the OWA in 2013 with its Pleiades Award. She was recognized by the Accessories Council with its “Hall of Fame” Award, was honored by SUNY’s Optometric Foundation and has been recognized as Prevent Blindness’ “Person of Vision”.


Michael Schoenfeld

Michael Schoenfeld

Award Winning Photographer

Michael is the winner of the World Sight Day photo competition in the professional category in 2020. Michael is many things: a generalist, specialist, multi-disciplinarian, child at heart, focused, highly-skilled, flexible, synergistic, daydreamer, adaptable, renaissance type! He is a native of Utah, USA. See Michael’s work at www.michaelschoenfeld.com


JUDGING PROCESS

These five independent judges have been nominated to judge the 2021 IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition. The judging process will take place online and the judges will vote to choose category finalists and the winning Photo of the Year over one week starting 18 October 2021.

Judging criteria is a combination of photographers’ creativity, skill and representation of the category.

 

COMPETITION STREAMS

There are two streams of competition. The Professional Stream and the Amateur Stream. Professional and Amateur Stream submissions do not compete against each other. Categories are the same for both Professional and Amateur Streams.

  • Three category finalists are chosen from each category in the Professional Stream.
    • A winner is selected from category finalists and named the category winner.
    • Winners in each category compete for Photo of the Year, and the winner receives a US $1,000 cash prize.
  • Three category finalists are chosen from each category in the Amateur Stream.
    • A winner is selected from category finalists and named the category winner.
    • Winners in each category compete for Photo of the Year, and the winner receives a DSL camera.

 

GENERAL PROCEDURES

  • Judges cannot enter the contest the year they are judging.
  • All judges have an equal vote.
  • Judges cannot abstain from voting at any stage of the judging process.
  • All submissions are judged anonymously.
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