Today, Thursday 12 October 2017, marks World Sight Day. There was a global Make Vision Count photograph competition, to mark the occasion, which ended today. Both professional and amateur photographers around the world were encouraged to send in their photos with the theme #MakeVisionCount.
To date, there have been 696 photo entries and 26,600 votes. The brilliant photographs range from close up images of individuals faces with a focus on the eyes, to a group of blind singers performing in the street. View the amazing gallery of photographs here.
The two winners of the competition will be announced on Monday, 16 October 2017. The winning professional photographer will receive a cash prize of $1,000 USD. The winning amateur photographer will receive a Canon 1200 DSLR camera.
The competition aimed to highlight eye health successes and also document unmet needs. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), who organised the competition, promotes universal eye health.
For more information on the competition, visit the #MakeVisionCount photography competition page.