2017 ACVO Photo Competition Winners

The 2018 ACVO Conference will not hold a photo competition this year but will encourage submissions in 2019.   

Most years ACVO's members hold a photography competition. When it is announced, please plan to participate, it is a lot of fun and prizes are awarded due to the generous sponsorship of Spot-On Specialties.

Anterior Segment: "Ride the Wave" Stephanie Beaumont

Anterior Segment:  Photographs in this category clearly demonstrate (but are not required to include all elements) adnexa, cornea/conjunctiva, anterior chamber, iris and lens.  Photographs are not required to show any pathology (photos of normal eyes are acceptable).  This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Photographs of normal eyes are not necessarily disadvantaged against eyes showing pathology, however a photograph of a normal eye would be expected to show a higher degree of technical excellence or represent a less-frequently examined species (ie. an exotic species).  Photos may have undergone some photo-editing but the original subject should be honestly represented in the photo.

  Posterior Segment:   "Surprise"  Federica Maggio

Posterior Segment: "Surprise" Federica Maggio

Posterior Segment:  Photographs in this category clearly demonstrate (but are not required to include all elements) vitreous or the fundus. Photographs are not required to show any pathology (photos of normal eyes are acceptable). This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Photographs of normal eyes are not necessarily disadvantaged against eyes showing pathology, however a photograph of a normal eye would be expected to show a higher degree of technical excellence or represent a less-frequently examined species (ie. an exotic species). Photos may have undergone some photo-editing but the original subject should be honestly represented in the photo.

  Diagnostic Imaging:   "Thunderbolt Anatomy"  Petr Soukup

Diagnostic Imaging: "Thunderbolt Anatomy" Petr Soukup

Diagnostic imaging:  Photographs in this category represent diagnostic imaging modalities used in research and/or clinical practice.  Images may result from modalities such as ultrasound, MRI, CT, OCT, radiographs, histopathology, cytology or others.  Photographs may depict any segment of the eye, orbit or periocular structures. This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

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  Popular Vote/Best in Show:   "What Lies Beneath"  Ann Cooper

Popular Vote/Best in Show: "What Lies Beneath" Ann Cooper

Non-Ophthalmic:  Photographs in this category clearly demonstrate anything but the anterior or posterior segment of an eye.  Portraits of animals are acceptable, however the eye should not be the main focus of the photograph.  Nudes are acceptable so long as they are tasteful as evaluated by the judging panel.  Any photograph deemed to be unacceptable will not be displayed.  The judging panel has final authority over which photographs are acceptable for display.  This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Photos may have undergone some photo-editing for standard optimization but the original subject should be honestly represented in the photo.