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World Sight Day 2022 Photo Competition

World Sight Day 2022



The IAPB World Sight Day 2022 Photo Competition is an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers to demonstrate their skills and share with the world what they see and what it means to #LoveYourEyes.

Since its inception in 2015, the IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition has highlighted the importance of eye health, by shining a light on the social and economic impact of vison loss, and to celebrate the tireless efforts of those who work to ensure healthy vision for all.

We are looking for images that capture the range of what it means to have healthy vision. There are five fantastic categories to help guide your submissions.

By entering the World Sight Day Photo Competition, your images become an important part of raising awareness and celebrating why everyone counts and no one should be left behind.

We all have stories to share, and we want to see yours. Submit your photos today.


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20 Oct 22

Submissions close

01 Nov 22

Winners announcement

Grand prizes include:

photo competition cash prize

US$1,000 cash prize


photo competition cash prize

US$750 cash prize


Love Your Eyes


A picture capturing subject(s) receiving eye health services or care. This category showcases the importance of eye health, rehabilitation and access to services.

A portrait of an individual – can be posed or observed. This category demonstrates how each individual counts and has right to be included – regardless of gender, age, ability, health, economic status or location.

A picture capturing subjects delivering health services. Health professionals, eye health and otherwise, are champions – pre-pandemic, during and post pandemic. This category celebrates their tireless efforts to ensure no one is left behind.

A picture that captures the magic of a moment. This category reminds us that during this time in history, there is joy, and hope for the future.

This category celebrates the intimate connection between photography and eyes. Entrants are asked to capture their own ‘Eye-sights’ as a reminder to all of us to #LoveYourEyes. Eye-sights can be anything in our everyday life that resembles an eye, like a cloud formation, a landscape or a random object.


We are delighted to introduce the 2022 IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition Judging Panel. The individuals making up this year’s panel represent a range of expertise and experience from around the world. We invite you to meet the judges.​

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Photo Credits

Banner 1: “Karrdea Reynalds II”, Photo by Jorge Valdez, courtesy of Helen Keller Intl  Image 2: “Edina Mboje learns her Sight Will be Restored”, Joe Raffanti, Seva Foundation. Image 3: “3-year-old Mariya plays with a medical equipment following her eye checkup in Yaounde”, Louis Leeson, Orbis International