“I encourage all Australians to enter the competition and help spread the word about saving sight.”
Ita Buttrose, Head Judge
Rebecca Burton, Melbourne VIC – Category Winner Open and Grand Finalist
Golden morning light streaming into the kitchen and a box of shredded paper. My child was captivated by the dust motes dancing in the air; I got to peek into her magical world. We both saw magic that day. Celebrate the little details you see. Everyday. It's all so precious.
Kerry Boytell, Mosman NSW – Category Winner: Healthcare Professional
All things bright and beautiful, all things large and small. The hummingbird is one of the smallest but most brightly coloured birds, and seeing it feeding is a sight to behold. It is attracted to red flowers and its wings beat incredibly fast.
Di Lymbury, Girards Hill NSW – Category Winner: MD Community
Nature is so spectacular and very important. It gives an almighty lift to see something rare and beautiful. One cannot underestimate the benefits of the pleasures this brings. This amazing image is of the brilliantly coloured Rainbow Bee-eaters frolicking in the rain. I hope it brings as much joy to others as I had capturing it!
Caitlin Dixon, Quandialla NSW – Category Winner: Junior
When you "See My World" you see a youthful type of person who always likes to enjoy any opportunity. With an image that is in an inside environment and a young child as the focus, it encourages the message of how you spend your years of growing up in a house which in theory doesn't grow like you do.
Elizabeth Howell, Ermington NSW– 1st Runner Up: Open
Since retiring I need to maintain my eye health to be able to capture the detail required for nature shots. I have been grateful for the information and research from Macular Disease Foundation Australia which will allow me to continue my photography passion.
Maree Clout, Vincentia NSW – 1st Runner Up: MD Community
It's the little things in nature that truly amaze me. I like to stand still and really look at the scene in front of me. That's how I found this little water spider. Macular disease affects three members of my family. I am now more aware than ever, of the importance of good eye health.
Harmony Foxford, Lake Munmorah - 1st Runner Up: Junior
I see my life a bit like a roundabout. I've got no idea what I want to do when I grow up. I'm sure there will be many different turns I could take, and I may even have to go around in circles for a while.
Eddie Lim, Elderslie NSW - 1st Runner Up: Healthcare Professional
This photograph captures the emotional reunion between a grandmother and a sailor from HMAS Tobruk after a six months deployment. Without vision, words alone would not be able to describe the homecoming.
Chris Daly, Kirribilli NSW – 2nd Runner Up: Open
My friend Cecil at 92 years old is still a purveyor of joy and believes that "A smile is a light in the widow of the soul indicating that the heart is at home." May all, through research and care, see this joy in their lives.
Sarah Round, Bannockburn VIC – 2nd Runner Up: MD Community
There is nothing quite like that special old friend; one who tells you stories of the 'good old days', someone with a different perspective, experience and wisdom. These are the hands of my dear friend Bob. A dear friend of my late Grandpa and more recently, myself. He helps me ‘see my world’ differently and more simply.
Tara Matthiessen, Port Augusta SA– 2nd Runner Up: Junior
I think my photo captures the theme because clown fish are beautiful creatures swimming in the beautiful underwater world, with colourful sea anemone. I love the water and this is the best way to see my world.
Kerry Boytell, Mosman NSW – 2nd Runner Up: Healthcare Professional
Being able to see beautiful light and stunning colours is an integral part of good vision. When I saw this old woman with her bike and bundle of goods crossing an old bridge in Myanmar at sunset, I realised how lucky I was to be able to witness such a stunning scene.