To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2018, we ran an international photography competition for all ages with the theme ‘Life is Beautiful’. Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the competition this year.
Our judging panel had a mammoth task in carefully considering the almost 3,000 photographs that were submitted to the competition. They are: Mrs Carol d’Souza (India), Mrs Heather Davies (Scotland), Mrs Carina Jonkers (Netherlands), Dr Jorge Förster (Chile) and Mr Baiqiu Zhang (China). The IBE and ILAE wish to extend our gratitude to them.
There were two categories – under 12 years of age and over 12 years of age. Twelve winners from around the world will share in the US$2,000 prize fund.
Over 12s Category Winners:
Under 12s Category Winners:
1st Prize – US$500:
‘Love makes life beautiful’
Morris van der Smaal, aged 3 years. Netherlands
“For Morris it does not matter who or what Roos is and what she can or cannot do… Roos is just Roos. She is his big sister, he loves her and life is beautiful with her. And he is so right. It is beautiful with her!”