Judges Rex Dupain, Ita Buttrose and Alan Pryke with 2015 winner Rebecca Burton
Since its inception in 2011 the mEYE World Photographic Competition has become a key annual event for the Foundation. It raises awareness of macular disease through the visual arts and is promoted widely through the media.
This year, the theme is See My World - in your own backyard. Entrants are also asked to submit 30-60 words explaining how their photograph captures the theme.
The limit is one entry per category, a maximum of 3 entries per person. It takes only a couple of minutes and you can enter at www.mdfoundation.com.au/2017meyephotocomp.
The competition is supported by a high profile judging panel including Foundation Patron Ita Buttrose, internationally recognised photographer Rex Dupain, and one of Australia’s longest serving news photographers, Alan Pryke.
“Macular disease affects Australians of all ages and we now know that early detection can save sight. The competition is a wonderfully creative way to remind people how precious their sight is and why we should do all we can to preserve it.” Foundation Patron Ita Buttrose.
The competition's four categories for entry are:
The Grand Finalist prize will be awarded to the overall winner of all the categories. Prize package worth over $1,700.
There are over $5,000 worth in prizes in total to be won. This year, we will also have a most popular prize (package valued at $600), for the entry with the most likes on Facebook and Instagram (see Terms and Conditions).
For information, please visit our FAQs page, email us at [email protected] or call the Foundation on 1800 111 709.