Photo courtesy of Julie-Anne Davies
LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced the much-anticipated Judging Panel for the World Sight Day 2022 Photo Competition. Since 2015, the IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition has highlighted the importance of eye health, shone a light on the social and economic impact of vision loss, and celebrated the tireless efforts of those who work to ensure healthy vision for all. The photo competition, made possible with support from Bayer, invites amateur and professional photographers from around the world to demonstrate their skills and share with the world what they see and what it means to #LoveYourEyes.

The competition welcomes seven expert judges. Each a leading voice in their fields, the judges represent a diverse range of experience, expertise and perspective.
The judges for the IAPB World Sight Day 2022 Photo Competition include founder and creator of The Valuable 500, Caroline Casey; World Sight Day 2021 photo competition winner, Julie-Anne Davies; senior vice-president, editorial director of Vision Monday and VMAIL, Jobson Optical Group, Marge Axelrad; world-renowned photojournalist, Dean Saffron; visually impaired professional photographers, David Katz and Imraan Gallo; and IAPB Eye Health Hero, Dr. Princess Ifeoma Ike.
“The nominated judges represent an impressive range of expertise and experiences. They include individuals at the forefront of championing inclusion and equality, some of the best and brightest in photojournalism and those who stand for professional excellence. We are incredibly excited to bring them together on the global stage for the IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition,” said Simon Darvill, head of communications and campaigns, IAPB.
Darvill added “The competition is fun, but we know the importance of the images submitted. They help us build awareness of eye health around the world, the positive impact it has on lives and the losses that result when it is not easily accessible. Solving universal eye health is within our grasp and sharing images is an important piece of generating a groundswell of awareness that reaches our leaders and decision-makers. We all have stories to share, and we cannot wait to see yours.”
The IAPB World Sight Day 2022 Photo Competition is part of the IAPB World Sight Day #LoveYourEyes campaign. Submissions can be made at The competition is open now and closes on Oct. 20, 2022. Prizes include $1,000 and $750 U.S. dollar cash prizes.