2017 Comprehensive Eye Care Section Annual Academy Photography Contest

The Comprehensive Eye Care Section (formerly the Primary Care Section) would like to announce the 2017 Annual Academy Photography Contest.  The contest will open on June 1st and close at midnight CST on July 15th, with the winners being notified by August 15th.  Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category (listed below).  The following types of images are accepted for the contest: digital color, red-free, fluorescein angiography/ICG, OCT, HRT, GDx, and B-scan ultrasound.  These images of the anterior segment/adnexa or posterior segment must be submitted in one of the following formats: jpg, tiff, gif, or bmp.  These images must remain in a non-modified manner, i.e. no enhancements by either proprietary software from which the image was captured, or by programs such as Adobe Photoshop™. No 35 mm slides, photographic prints, or neuro-imaging studies will be accepted. Multiple images, either sequential in time (as in a fluorescein angiogram), or using two different technologies to image the same entity (as in a color photo and fluorescein angiography), or to fully appreciate the size of the entity may also be submitted but will be limited to four images per series.
The images should be submitted under one of the following categories:
1.    Anterior Segment:  Lids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Contact Lens, Iris, Lens, Angle/Gonioscopy, Color photo, Anterior Seg OCT
2.    Posterior Segment:  Vitreous, Optic Nerve, Retina, Color/Red-free photo, Fluorescein Angiography/ICG, Fundus Auto-fluorescence, Posterior Seg OCT, HRT, GDx, B-scan ultrasound
The images will be assigned a number upon submission and will be graded by a panel of judges "blind” to the photographer’s name. Each submission will be graded using seven different criteria, each of which is scored 1-10. The criteria used are as follows: Focus, Exposure, Field of View, Difficulty of Capturing Image, Absence of Distracting Elements, Lighting, and Visual Impact (Wow! Factor).

The Grand Prize winner from each category will receive complimentary registration to Academy 2017 Chicago and will have the winning image published in the OVS Journal, as well as in the AAO Times Daily paper. In addition to the two Grand Prize winners, the contest will award 4 honorable mentions.  All of the winning submissions will be assembled into a photo tower which will be on display at the Academy meeting.

Please complete the Submission Form for each separate image or group of images. All of the images and the Submission Form should be attached to an email sent to AcademyPhotographyContest@gmail.com with attention to contest co-chairs Dr. April M. Lewis and Dr. Melanie Gonzalez-Oliva.  Please note that late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.  Also any image containing potentially identifiable features or information will be discarded.