On the behalf of National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF), Keratoconus Australia, and UK-based Keratoconus group, we would like to thank you to everyone who participated in the “KC: Through My Eyes” 2021 World KC Day Photo Contest. We received 38 entries from 11 countries.
Here are our winners!
First-Place Overall: Mandi (MI, USA)
When asked to describe why this photo represents vision with keratoconus, Mandi said: “With KC I don’t see one moon I seen multiples which makes it hard to enjoy solar phenoms so I usually take pics so I can see a clear image of what is in the sky.
I alter the ‘Blood’ moon photo in 3D paint software. I layered the moon image over itself multiple times. I took another moon photo from the solar eclipse and layered it too it also to create the fainting ghosting in the background.“
First-Place (Professional): Chiara (Italy)
“Visual aids are beneficial for my patients in everyday life to see a more defined world.“
Runner-Up (Professional): Daniel (IL, USA)
“Some people wonder why glasses don’t work with KC. This is the distortion that KC patients have to struggle with.“
First-Place (Senior): Carl (TX, USA)
Runner-Up (Senior): Jimmie (Sweden)
First-Place (Adult): Ashley (England)
Runner-Up (Adult): Deryck (South Africa)
First-Place (Youth): Cristian (TX, USA)