International Epilepsy Day – Photo Contest 2016

The prize winner in each category will receive US$1,000.

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). Today, photography has never been so prolific.However, despite the ‘point and click’ ease of the smartphone, taking photographs using regular camera equipment has not disappeared.

For International Epilepsy Day 2016, the International Bureau for Epilepsy (an international not for profit network organisation with members in 101 countries world wide) is 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.

All entries will also be placed in a gallery on the International Epilepsy Day website

Two categories: Photos taken with smartphones or tablets Photos taken using regular cameras

The prize winner in each category will receive US$1,000.


There are two categories – one for a photo using a camera and the second for a photo taken on a smartphone or tablet. The winner in each category will receive a prize of US$1,000


Open to all photographers internationally.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Any photographs entered into the competition will become copyright of the International Bureau for Epilepsy. Any use of a photo will include an acknowledgement to the photographer by name

By submitting a photograph to IBE the contestant agrees to grant IBE, free of charge, the right to publish the photograph online, in other IBE media, and as part of a photographic exhibition in the European Parliament in Strasbourg (1st – 5th February 2016)