Life is Beautiful

Photography competition to celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2018

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2018, we are delighted to announce an international photography competition for all ages with the theme ‘Life is Beautiful’. We are keeping the theme deliberately wide, to allow competitors to choose how they would like to reflect the theme – that life is beautiful despite a diagnosis of epilepsy; that life is beautiful when enjoyed with family and friends; or that nature shows us how beautiful life is!

There shall be two categories – under 12 years of age and over 12 years of age and the competition is open to everyone!

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


The competition prize fund is US$2,000, as follows:

Under 12 years

  • 1st Prize of US$500
  • 5 runners up prizes of US$100 each

Over 12 years

  • 1st Prize of US$500
  • 5 runners up prizes of US$100 each




  • Photos should reflect the theme ‘Life is Beautiful’.
  • Photos must be submitted by email to
  • Photos should be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 6MB preferably 300dpi (in particular for photos taken using regular cameras).
  • Photos may be taken using a regular camera, smartphone or tablet.
  • Entrants must provide their name, address, age (if under 12 years) and email address.
  • Each entry must be entirely the original work of the contestant, must have a title (in English) and indicate the location in which the photo was taken.
  • Any person included in a photo must have given their express permission to be photographed.
  • By submitting a photograph to IBE the contestant agrees to grant IBE, free of charge, the right to publish the photograph online and in other IBE media.
  • Closing deadline for entries is 31st December 2017 and all entries must be submitted electronically.
  • The winning entry shall be announced on International Epilepsy Day – 12th February 2018.
  • Entrants under 16 years of age, must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before entering the competition.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries a contestant may submit.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  • IBE reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these rules.
  • An independent judging panel, to be announced shortly, shall select the winners and runners up.



Photo competition for International Epilepsy Day 2018