Scroll down to view the winning videos.
FIRST PLACE WINNER: DERICK GROVES
THIRD PLACE WINNER: RHONDA KARA HANAH
Globally someone goes blind every 5 seconds and a child goes blind every minute. Approximately 314 million people worldwide live with serious vision impairment and 45 million people are blind. Two out of three blind people are women or girls, yet they receive care less that half as often as men and boys.
It doesn't have to be this way. At Seva Canada, we believe her sight is worth it. Seva is a global leader on the issue of gender equity and blindness. We need your help to raise awareness of this important global health issue to ensure that women and girls get access to the care they need.
someone's sight, often through a 15-minute cataract surgery costing just $50, transforms not only that person's life, but the lives of her family and caregivers.
Read stories of girls and women who experienced blindness and had their sight restored.
90 per cent of the world's blind live in the developing world. The good news is that restoring someone's sight is one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing poverty, according to the World Health Organization.
CONTEST DETAILS & RULES
You are invited to create a compelling video on the topic of Gender and Blindness. The top three winning short films will be used to
inspire and educate the world about the importance of sight and raise awareness of the 30 million blind women and girls.
Basic rules are:
HOW TO ENTER
To enter the contest:
Seva Canada Society
Attn: Her Sight Is Worth It
Suite 100, 2000 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 2G2
The contest will be judged by YouTube audiences and our select jury members including:
RESOURCES FOR FILM-MAKERS
Download Seva Canada Logo (black on white) here.
Download Seva Canada Logo (white on black) here.
Download our PRESS RELEASE.
Download our PRESS KIT.
GIVE US A HAND
- Help us promote the contest: ad a banner or a poster to your blog or website.
Download banner here.
Download small poster here.
Download large poster (17" x 14") here.
- Attend upcoming Seva's Eye Opener Benefit event.
For more information on the contest or how to get involved with Seva
Canada, please contact us by dialing 604-713-6622 or email
Our thanks to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for their support of our overseas programs.
Seva Canada is proud to be a member of VISION 2020