2017 “Through My Eyes” Contest


2017 “Through My Eyes” Contest


EBAA established the “Through My Eyes” contest to give cornea recipients and donor family members the opportunity to share their experience of receiving sight or giving sight through their loved one using drawings, paintings, photographs, or videos. The contest winner will be featured on the EBAA website and social media during National Eye Donor Month.


Entrant must be a cornea recipient or cornea donor family member. An EBAA member eye bank may submit an entry on behalf of a cornea recipient or cornea donor family member with his/her permission.

*Submissions must be first-time entries for the “Through My Eyes” contest. Entries that were submitted last year or those previously highlighted by EBAA will be disqualified.

Submissions must arrive at EBAA office no later than 5 p.m. (Eastern) on February 24.

Selection Process
The selection process will be conducted as follows:

Review and Selection Committee: Open panel participation to all members; 8 total volunteers. The committee will review all submissions and make final selection of the contest winner.

The winner(s) will be selected based on quality, clarity of message, emotional power and compliance with the criteria. All submissions become the property of EBAA and may be used by the association in internal or external communications. Submissions may be made from a committee member’s eye bank but the committee member may not submit or rate entries.


  • One (1) contest winner will be selected and notified by March 1.
  • The winner will be featured in Insight during National Eye Donor Month as well as on the EBAA website and social media.
  • Donor family member and/or recipient may also have an opportunity to participate in a future EBAA event, or have their entry included in an EBAA publication.



Criteria for drawings/paintings:

  • Submissions should be an original drawing or painting.
  • Submissions should be drawn or painted on white paper or canvas.
  • Submissions should be mailed, scanned, or photographed and submitted by pdf.

Criteria for photographs:

  • Submissions should be taken by the cornea recipient or donor family member.
  • Submissions should be submitted as a high-resolution (file size greater than 800 KB) jpg, gif, or png file via e-mail, file sharing program, or flash drive.
  • Submissions can be in color or black and white.

Criteria for videos:

  • Submission should have a focus on a cornea recipient or donor family.
  • Submissions can be amateur work or professionally produced.
  • Submissions should be no longer than three minutes in length.
  • Submissions should be submitted via file sharing program or flash drive.


  • Visual works (drawings/photos/video) should include a title and brief (<100 words) narrative to describe and give context.
  • Categories may be consolidated and a single selection named, depending on the number of submissions.
  • Submissions cannot be returned to creators.

“Through My Eyes” Contest Submission Form