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Ita Buttrose is asking Australians to help raise awareness of macular disease and celebrate sight by entering the sixth annual mEYE World Photographic Competition, now open.

“The mEYE World Photographic Competition reminds us all to appreciate seeing the world we live in,” said Ita, Macular Disease Foundation Australia Patron and competition judge. “My father lost his sight later in life to macular degeneration. It completely changed his life, which is why raising awareness of macular disease is a priority for me.”

Macular disease is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia and includes macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

The mEYE World Photographic Competition is easy to enter, free, and open to all. Simply submit a photograph online with a brief description of how it captures the theme “See My World’.

“Photography captures the world around us like no other medium,” said Ita. “I encourage all Australians to embrace the competition theme “See My World” by entering a photo that highlights and celebrates the importance of sight in their life.”

Macular Disease Foundation Australia CEO Julie Heraghty said, “The competition has become a fixture on the Foundation’s calendar and is highly respected. The quality of the entries we receive is outstanding.”

The 2016 judges will be Ita Buttrose and photographers Rex Dupain, Alan Pryke and Graham McCarter.

This year there are more than $8,000 worth of prizes to be won but entrants need to be quick as the competition closes 18 October 2016.

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