Eyesight Infographic Contest

Winners have been announced!

Thank you to everyone who competed! Submissions were judged for organization, aesthetics, and quality of content. Winners have received emails about how to collect their prizes.

Winners Ages 12-14

1st Place - Gavin S. from Austin, TX

1st Place - Gavin S. from Austin, TX

2nd Place - Iris W. from Round Rock, TX

2nd Place - Iris W. from Round Rock, TX

3rd Place - Ingrid R. from Round Rock, TX

3rd Place - Ingrid R. from Round Rock, TX

Winners Ages 6-11

1st Place - Justin O. from Hutto, TX

1st Place - Justin O. from Hutto, TX

2nd Place - Hannah P. from Round Rock, TX

2nd Place - Hannah P. from Round Rock, TX

3rd Place - Emma G. from Austin, TX

3rd Place - Emma G. from Austin, TX


Archived Information

About

Visual impairments, such as blindness, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, affect more than 2 billion people. Raising awareness about them can help people get diagnosed and treated early. We hope to spread awareness in Round Rock and Austin youth with informative infographics. Kids ages 6-14 are welcome to participate!

We ask you to help us spread awareness by creating a small poster! We will feature all entries (and spotlight winners) on our website. As a winner, you will the the chance to work with us to help increase awareness about public health.


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Rules & Directions for Design

Create a poster or an infographic with a message about the importance of eyesight, either in your own life or around the world.

  • You can use either digital tools (e.g. Canva), a physical poster board, printer paper, etc. If you are using digital tools, we highly recommend Canva.

  • Make your submission colorful, pretty, and informative.

  • Include statistics about visual impairments and a message about visual impairments.

Ideas for Posters

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Ask yourself these questions about your eyes:

  • What can you do with your eyes?

  • How has eyesight affected your life? Why is eyesight important to you?

  • What are some troubles experienced by people who can’t see?

  • How many people are affected by visual impairments?

Example Designs

If you can’t think of where to start, you can use these examples as a starting point. Please do not copy them - be original and creative!

NOTE: These example posters are from Blind Awareness and Saveoursight. Together We See does not take credit for their creation.


Submitting Your Entry

  1. Take a picture of your poster or infographic. If you made your poster digitally, you can take a screenshot instead.

  2. Submit your poster via this online submission form (click link to open).

  3. Entries are due Nov. 15th. We will be announcing the winners on November 28th!


Prizes

Prizes for Ages 12-14

First Place: Amazon gift card ($15 value), Certificate of recognition

Second Place: Fun eyesight-related goody bag (bouncy eyeballs, sunglasses, etc.), Certificate of recognition

Third Place: Certificate of recognition, Certificate of recognition

Prizes for Ages 6-11

First Place: Amazon gift card ($15 value), Certificate of recognition

Second Place: Fun eyesight-related goody bag (bouncy eyeballs, sunglasses, etc.), Certificate of recognition

Third Place: Certificate of recognition


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate?

All elementary and middle schoolers are eligible to participate. We are a Round Rock/Austin-based organization, but we welcome submissions from elsewhere!

What are the criteria for selecting winners?

We’re looking for submissions that are creative, informative, and well-designed.

What are some sources I use to learn about eyesight and visual impairments?

We have included some background information below if you’re stuck on ideas.

I have another question. How can I contact you?

Feel free to reach out to vgsoham@gmail.com or call (512) 806-8826 to ask Soham your question!


Background Information About Eyesight

Quick Facts

Here is some background information about visual impairments that you are free to include in your poster! Of course, feel free to include statistics and information from other sources as well.

From a study by the World Health Organization, visual impairments affect more than 2 billion people around the world. Over 50% of these impairments could be preventable if they’re diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.

Here are a few examples of visual impairments you can discuss on your poster:

  • Myopia: Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the inability to see distant objects. It particularly affects kids and is projected to affect over 5 billion people in the coming decades.

  • Hyperopia: Hyperopia (farsightedness) is the inability to focus on up-close objects and can result in difficulty reading, looking at a screen, or playing an instrument.

  • Cataracts: Cataracts make one’s eye lens become cloudy, resulting in a “white spot” in one or both of their eyes. This primarily affects the elderly population.

Additional Information Sources

  • World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/blindness-and-visual-impairment

  • MayoClinic: Nearsightedness/Myopia - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nearsightedness/symptoms-causes/syc-20375556

  • All About Vision: About Hyperopia - https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/hyperopia.htm

  • MayoClinic: Glaucoma - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/glaucoma/symptoms-causes/syc-20372839

Of course, feel free to use any additional sources to make your poster/infographic, as long as they are credible!