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 Entry Rules 2020 OPS/ASCRS•ASOA Photographic Exhibit


**CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the 2020 Submission Guide.**

Please use this link to submit your entries:


Online Preparation and Submission

1. Online submission is open from September 15, 2019, to January 10, 2020.

2. Go to  to submit a photograph entry. It is important to use a valid e-mail as all correspondence regarding the entry will be sent to this e-mail address. Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting. All information must be provided or the submission will not be considered for judging.


• Clinical Setting Photography

• Composite

• Corneal Endothelial Photography

• Cross Categories

• External Photography

• Fluorescein Angiography

• Fundus Photography, High Magnification, 20°

• Fundus Photography, Normal, 30°– 40°

• Fundus Photography, Wide Angle, 45°1

• Gonio Photography

• Gross Specimen Photography

• ICG Angiogram

• Instrumentation Photography

• Monochromatic Photography

• Optical Coherence Tomography

• Photo/Electron Micrography

• Slitlamp Photography

• Special Effects Photography

• Surgical Photography

• The Eye as Art

• Ultra-Widefield Imaging


Note: If you wish to submit an iris angiogram, please submit it in the "Fluorescein Angiography” category. Images of anterior segment lesions stained with fluorescein dye (HSV, abrasions, etc.) should be submitted in "Slitlamp Photography” category.  If you have a single retinal image with a field of view greater than 60 degrees, including color imaging, IVFA, ICG, FAF, etc., please use the "Ultra-Widefield Imaging" category.


A panel of judges will review entries. The judges panel will be composed of ASCRS ophthalmologists and OPS member photographers. Judges may not submit entries. The judges reserve the right to reassign images to different categories.


Winners will be listed in the final program and displayed in the OPS exhibit at the ASCRS annual meeting. First, second, third, and honorable mention photographs will be selected in each category. Additionally, an overall Best in Show winner will be selected.
Note: You do not have to be an OPS member to submit photo entries. Meeting registration is not required.


Photographs that have not been displayed in previous OPS exhibits are eligible for entry.


Photographs revealing patient identity must be accompanied by a typewritten, signed, and witnessed photographic release. Photographs received without a release will be rendered ineligible.


Individuals can submit up to 3 entries per category. A single entry can consist of more than 1 photograph (e.g., 4 photographs from the same angiogram, progression studies). Extra photographs will be arbitrarily eliminated.


Images which have obvious defects (poor focus, color imbalance, improper exposure, or significant artifacts) will not be accepted for judging. Stereo images which cannot be aligned to provide stereopsis will be rejected. If masking reduces artifacts, it is recommended that it be used. Recent work is encouraged.


8" x 10" (20 cm x 25.5 cm) or 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm) is encouraged. Prints in other sizes will be accepted if they can be mounted on an 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm) or 16" x 18" (40.5 cm x 46 cm) display board and still maintain an aesthetic appearance.

Multiple photographic print entries are acceptable in the following size combinations only:

two                8" x 10"     (20.0 cm x 25.5 cm)

two–four         5" x 7"       (12.5 cm x 17.5 cm)

two–six          4” x 5”       (10.0 cm x 12.5 cm)

Photomontages (multiple photographs affixed to each other) will not be accepted. A montage must be re-photographed/digitized, printed and submitted as a single photograph.


Mounted photographs will not be accepted. Photographs accepted for display will be mounted at ASCRS’ expense. Mounting will be determined by ASCRS. All photographs will be trimmed slightly.


Make sure you label your submissions carefully. (Please, no labels on the backs of prints). Please do not use correction fluid. Photographs should be identified on the back, top-center, with a felt-tipped pen. Please print legibly and label the back, top-center, of each photograph with the following information exactly as it appears on the submission.


Full Name:   James Gilman, CRA, FOPS
Practice or Institution:   Moran Eye Center
City, State, Country:    Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Print Title or Diagnosis:   Capillary Canopy
Division Category:   The Eye As Art

• Clinical photographs must be titled with diagnosis. The terms normal, probable, or unknown are
• Entries will not be judged on the basis of an accurate diagnosis.
• Monochromatic photographs should be labeled with the wavelength used.
• Multiple photograph entries should indicate the intended order.
• Gross specimen photos should include final magnification with identification or contain a metric-scale.
• Photomicrographs must contain information on lighting or type of micrography (polarized, phase
   contrast, scanning electron, etc.) and the final photograph magnification.


All photographs should be mailed to:

ASCRS OPS Submissions
4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
Fairfax, VA 22033, USA

Please package your entries carefully. All photographs must be entered online and received at the ASCRS office by January 10, 2020. Photographs received after this date run the risk of not being processed in time for judging.


Photographs will not be returned unless this is specifically requested. The request must accompany your printed photograph when you ship it to ASCRS. ONLY requested returns will be returned within 3 months of the annual meeting.  Every attempt will be made to protect the entries. ASCRS, OPS and the judging panel do not accept responsibility for loss or damage to entries.


Contact Stuart Alfred at


Include full name, degrees (limit 2), address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address on submission.

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