mEYE World Photographic Competition 2012
The Macular Degeneration Foundation is calling for entries into the mEYE World Photographic Competition 2012 and is asking all Australians to submit a photograph that shows their appreciation of the gift of vision.
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia and affects central vision, which is responsible for our ability to see faces, read, drive, and distinguish colours clearly. One in seven Australians over the age of 50 has some evidence of this disease.
The mEYE World Photographic Competition provides an opportunity for enthusiasts and budding photographers to showcase their talent, whilst raising awareness of the disease and supporting the Macular Degeneration Foundation in its pursuit to save sight.
Macular Degeneration Foundation CEO, Julie Heraghty is encouraging all Australians to be involved.
“This is an exciting project for the Foundation as our focus is your vision. We want Australians to use photography, a powerful and popular medium, to illustrate their appreciation of the gift of sight and at the same time spread the word to have your eyes tested and macula checked, especially for people over 50. This is a fun and exciting way to help ensure we can all see a future,” said Ms Heraghty.
To enter go to www.meyephotocomp.com.au and upload your photograph. Entries must include 30-60 words that explain how the photograph shows your appreciation of the gift of vision.
The mEYE World Photographic Competition has already received some fantastic entries from Hunter locals and people around Australia…
Pelaw Main, NSW
I'm a photographer, so where would I be without my eyes? I see everything through a lens, even when I don't have one with me. I've recently returned from a trip to France and the sights I saw were so inspirational, I took over 4000 photographs! I also love good design and architecture, so this picture blends the two.
Sight is so precious. It is that special key to the door for creating memories that will last forever. I see my grand-children playing, arguing, laughing & and telling each other off and then...that one tiny window in time, my eyes capture the kids sharing a drink and enjoying every minute of it. What a heart hugger!
I visit our local beach regularly, always marvelling at how it changes with the weather, seasons, activity and its features. The dolphins and whales also visit so I was absolutely delighted to capture the dolphins surfing one morning. It's such a changing scene I am just so appreciative of being able to see it in so many varied ways.
My photograph has inspired me to appreciate the gift of vision because it shows the light dancing in my younger brothers eyes. This light is something to appreciate as it can quickly diminish, as seen first hand. My 79 year old grandmother has Macula Degeneration which has left her with significantly diminished sight in both eyes.
Be a part of this great initiative and support Macular Degeneration Foundation today by submitting a photograph that shows your appreciation of the gift of vision. Entries close midnight Friday 14 September 2012. For more information visit www.meyephotocomp.com.au