For International Epilepsy Day 2016, International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) are pleased to announce a photography competition with the theme ‘Yes, I can’, to demonstrate achievement in overcoming obstacles, or achievement despite obstacles. The best photographs will form the International Epilepsy Day exhibition, taking place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg from Monday 1st to Friday 5th February 2016.
Photography used to be regarded as a hobby, with cameras taken out of their cases to capture special occasions. In recent years taking a photo (or numerous photos) has become part of everyday life. With the invention of the smartphone, photos of friends and family are taken at a frightening rate. With the Selfie came the immense explosion of photo-sharing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Whatsapp (to name but a few).
Photos should reflect ”the feeling of achievement”. Photos must be include the hashtag #epilepsyday in some way (e.g. written or printed on a card or you might think of a far more artistic way to include the hashtag). There is no limit on the number of entries a contestant may submit.
Image requirements: minimum of 1MB and preferably 300dpi
There will be two categories:
1. Photos taken with smartphones or tablets
2. Photos taken using regular cameras
The prize winner in each category will receive US$1,000
Entry deadline: 10th January 2016
Photos must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more on how to enter this competition, click here