Haag-Streit “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024”

Introducing the Haag-Streit “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024”

Exciting news: the Haag-Streit “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024” has officially launched.

The competition gives eye care professionals across the globe an opportunity to showcase their imaging skills and submit outstanding slit lamp images and videos. It has now run for five consecutive years with great success. Last year's competition saw over 350 images submitted by participants from 18 countries, with many pearls among the submissions. All submissions are scored on image quality, technical execution, and disease interest. Read our judges' feedback from last year to learn more about what creates a winning entry.

New for 2024 – video category

Calling aspiring ophthalmic videographers

Haag-Streit slit lamps are well-known for their outstanding image quality – but did you know that you can also capture high-quality video during your examinations, too? For the first time, we’re inviting contestants to submit up to two videos taken on slit lamps for the scrutiny of the jury. For information about supported file formats, video length, and other technical information, please read our Participation terms.

Fantastic prizes

The highly coveted “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024” trophy and professional photographic kit awaits our winners

As always, Haag-Streit is offering a host of fantastic prizes to the winners:

  • First place winner (imaging):

        Sony Alpha 7CII 28-60mm Kit

  • First place winner (video) 

        Sony Alpha 7CII 28-60mm Kit

  • Second prize (imaging)

        iPad 12 Pro 11

  • Third prize (imaging)

         Peak Design camera backpack.

In addition, the first-placed winner of the imaging category will have their work featured in an ophthalmic journal.

Entry information

Submitting images or videos is as easy as 1,2,3...

Kindly follow the guidelines below when creating and submitting images and video files. Failure to adhere to the following guidelines can lead to the judges rejecting your submission. 

1.    Check out the Ts & Cs (our "Participation terms") below.

2.    Capture your image or video, and prepare these items for upload, bearing in mind the following:

  • Each contestant may submit up to four images and two videos
  • Each file must be labelled according to the following format: contestant last name, contestant first name, followed by the number of the image or video. E.g. DoeJohn 1, DoeJohn2
  • Prepare the following mandatory data for each item that you are submitting: device used to capture each image/video; diagnosis or disease shown

3.    Upload your image(s) and/or video(s) to our secure website, using the forms at the bottom of this page.

Meet the judges

The people behind the panel

Marc Curchod

A professional photographer by training, Marc got into photography by chance. His training took place alongside colleagues, as well as through contacts with medical doctors. Marc worked for 31 years at the Jules Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital, Lausanne. Now retired, he continues to practice this profession several hours a week at Swiss Visio in Lausanne.

Jesús Conejero

Jesús is currently an ophthalmologist at the ‘Hospital de Mérida’, Mérida, Spain, as Ocular Surface and Cornea specialist. He qualified as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Salamanca, Faculty of Medicine, in 1993. He became a specialist in Ophthalmology in 2000, having completed the Residency period in the Ophthalmology Department of the "Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón" in Madrid, from 1996 to 2000.

Meet the judges

The people behind the panel

Frank Wenger

Frank has over 15 years’ experience in the ophthalmology industry. Today, he heads up Product Management for Haag-Streit’s General Diagnostics division. Frank’s background in developing advanced imaging solutions – coupled with his experience in training users in slit lamp imaging – endow him with a particular affinity for high-quality slit lamp images.

Jacqui Kenyon

Jacqui completed a BA in Photography in 2000, leading to her to pursue a career in medical photography. During her training, she discovered a keen interest in ophthalmology and pursued this specialty. Jacqui has worked in both ophthalmology and bio-pharmaceuticals for over a decade before joining Haag-Streit UK in 2012 as a Product Manager. In this role, she was responsible for a range of products including OCT, ultrasound, fundus photography, laser and simulation.

In 2022, she moved across the Atlantic for her new role as Product and Market Manager, for Reliance and Haag-Streit Diagnostics (USA).

The competition timeline

key dates for your diary

  • Competition opens: April 8, 2024

        Upload your entries using the forms below

  • Competition closes: August 9, 2024

        After the closing date, our judging panel will shortlist the best images and videos          overall (our “finalists")

  • Winners announced: October 7, 2024

        Keep your eye on our social media channels to see who has won. Good luck!
        We look forward to receiving your entry.

Upload your images & videos here

Please upload your images and videos using the relevant forms below. If you are submitting content into both the images and video category, please note that you will need to return to this page to complete your submission.