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. Each year the competition invites Australians to enter an image that depicts a specific theme. Entrants are also asked to submit 30-60 words explaining how their photograph captures the theme.
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:
- Under 18-years
- Members of the public
- People with a macular disease, and
- Health professionals
Read more about past competitions and the winners:
Find out more at the competition website www.meyephotocomp.com.au