Photography contest to highlight macular disease

macular degeneration: closeup of woman's hazel eye

The 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 patron of Macular Disease Foundation Australia Ita Buttrose, internationally recognised photographer Rex Dupain and one of Australia’s longest-serving news photographers, Alan Pryke.

“Photography captures the world around us like no other medium,” says Buttrose. “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.

“This competition reminds us to value our vision and the importance of having an eye test and macula check to protect it,” says 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.”

Entrants simply need to 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, go here.

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