A Sight Worth Saving
Did you know the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia is macular disease? This includes diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. For both young and old Australians, these diseases take away the sight of those affected.
For the past four years, the Macular Disease Foundation Australia has held the annual mEYE World Photographic Competition. The good news is, the 2014 competition has now opened!
The theme this year is ‘A Sight Worth Giving’. To enter, simply submit a photo along with 30-60 words explaining how your entry captures the competition theme.
Ita Buttrose is the Foundation Patron and heads up the judging panel. Amongst the impressive panel is iconic artist Ken Done, internationally recognised photographer Rex Dupain and one of Australia’s longest serving news photographers Alan Pryke.
[2013 mEYE Photographic Competition Winner Denis Fitzgerald's winning photo]
2013 mEYE Photographic Competition Winner Denis Fitzgerald’s winning photo
Entries are divided into four categories:
- Open – General Public
- Macular Disease Community
- Healthcare Professional
- Junior – Under 18
- Over $4,000 in prizes are on offer.
Entries close: 12 November 2014.
For more information or to enter visit www.meyephotocomp.com.au