Macular Disease Foundation Australia is calling for entries into the fifth annual mEYE World Photographic Competition and is asking all Australians to submit a photograph that captures the theme: See My World.
A high profile judging panel will decide this years’ winners, including media identity and Patron of Macular Disease Foundation Australia Ita Buttrose, internationally recognised photographer Rex Dupain and one of Australia’s longest serving news photographers, Alan Pryke.
Ita Buttrose, who has judged the competition for four years, said “Photography captures the world around us like no other medium. It gives a unique insight into the world of the photographer and I am looking forward to seeing entries which are personal and creative interpretations of the entrant’s world.”
Macular disease is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia and includes diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. These diseases take away the sight of Australians but if detected early sight can be saved.
“This competition reminds us to value our vision and the importance of having an eye test and macula check to protect it,” said Macular Disease Foundation Australia Chief Executive Officer, Julie Heraghty. “There is so much beauty in the world around us and I encourage all Australians to embrace the theme See My World by entering a photo which highlights the importance of sight in their daily life.”
It’s easy to enter. All you need to do is submit a photograph online that represents the theme of See My World, plus a brief description. There is over $13,000 worth of prizes to be won.
The competition runs until 8 September 2015.
For more information and to enter, visit www.meyephotocomp.com.au