Call for Submissions

2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting

May 15 - 19, 2020, Boston, MA

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Select one of the programs below and click on the corresponding box to begin a submission:


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    Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT
    ASCRS and the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS) co-sponsor a call for photo submissions of high-quality ophthalmic images demonstrating superior imaging techniques to be selected for the OPS exhibit at the ASCRS Annual Meeting. OPS represent members who perform imaging of all structures of the eye using highly specialized equipment in order to increase the level of patient care and help to advance the science and practice of ophthalmology. The photo selection process is judged by ophthalmologists and OPS member photographers. Acceptance of a photograph(s) for the exhibit is highly selective. You do not have to be an OPS member or register to submit photo entries. Meeting registration is required if you are planning on attending the ASCRS Annual Meeting in Boston.


    • 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°+
    • 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 the “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.

    Judging Panel

    A panel of judges will review entries. The judges 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.

    Winning Photographs

    Winners will be displayed in the OPS exhibit at the ASCRS Annual Meeting.  First, second, third, and honorable mention photographs will be selected. Additionally, an overall Best in Show winner will be selected.


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


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

    Number of Entries

    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.

    Quality of Entries

    Images that have obvious defects (e.g., poor focus, color imbalance, improper exposure, or significant artifacts) will not be accepted for judging. If masking reduces the artifacts, it is recommended that it be used. Recent work is encouraged.


    An 8 X 10” (20.0 cm 3 25.5 cm) or 11X 14” (28.0 cm 3 35.5 cm) format is encouraged. Photographs in other sizes will be accepted if they can be mounted on an 11”X 14” (28.0 cm 3 35.5 cm) or 16” X18” (40.5 cm 3 46.0 cm) display board and still maintain an aesthetic appearance.

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

    Two                  8” X 10” 20.0 cm 3 25.5 cm

    Two-four           5” X 7” 12.5 cm 3 17.5 cm

    Two-six              4” X 5” 10.0 cm 3 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.

    Mailing Instructions

    All photographs should be mailed to:

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

     Tele: (703) 591-2220

    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.

Technical Support

Technical Support may be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, or at all times by contacting Tech Support. You may also use the "Tech Support" or "Feedback" links in the online abstract system.