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The IAPB World Sight Day 2021 Photo Competition is an opportunity to demonstrate your photography skills and share with the world what you see. We invite you to submit your interpretation of this year’s theme – #LoveYourEyes.

We are looking for images that capture a range of what it can mean to have healthy vision. Children who are reaching their full potential because of clear vision, older persons fully participating in society because of corrective surgery, the tireless efforts of health workers to ensure that no one is left behind or the hope for a brighter, healthier future.

By entering the World Sight Day Photo Competition, your images become an important part of raising awareness and celebrating why EVERYONE COUNTS.

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

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18 Oct 21

Submissions close
18 October 2021

29 Oct 21

Winners announced
29 October 2021

Grand prizes include:

US$1,000 cash prize

DSLR Camera


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.

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Five individuals have been chosen to make up the IAPB World Sight Day 2021 Photo Competition judging panel. They were chosen for their credibility, expertise and diversity. We will be announcing our judging panel soon and invite you to review the judging process.

See the collection of photographs from previous winners and past finalists

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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