We held an international poetry competition to celebrate Aniridia Day 207. The goal was to spread understanding of what it is like dealing with aniridia.
Anyone could write a poem, including: patients, parents, siblings or other relatives, friends, doctors, teachers and other professionals. The poem could be about any aspect of aniridia.
Local poetry competitions were also held in United Kingdom & Ireland and Russia. The winners from these contests were entered into the international competition.
The author of the poem judged to be the best in the world would either receive:
- A pair of sunglasses with unisex frames, lateral anti-glare and lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays kindly donated by:
- €25 of online shopping vouchers (or similar value in the winner’s currency) – kindly provided by Aniridia Europe.
Judges and result
The poems submitted in English for the international competition were judged by:
- Katherine Atkinson – UK
- Galina Gening – Russia
- Kelly Trout – USA
The winner and their poem was announced on social media on Aniridia Day 21 June 2017.