The ANTerior Segment Imaging Competition from Eye News and Keeler is a new platform to promote and celebrate the work of slit-lamp imaging, culminating in cash prizes for its top 3 winners and publication in Eye Newsannual imaging supplement.

Grounded in the collective experience of our expert judges: Richard Bell, Rosalyn Painter, Nicola Bennett, and Hamza Mussa, the ANTS Imaging Competition is set to become an annual stronghold in the competitive imaging circuit.

As an entrant, you are asked to submit up to 3 entries* of your finest ophthalmic images of the anterior segment to be in for a chance of winning 1 of 3 prizes**:

  • 1st place: £300 + featured on the Eye News imaging supplement cover
  • 2nd place £200 + published within the Eye News imaging supplement
  • 3rd place: £100 + published within the Eye News imaging supplement

Our imaging supplement is released alongside the August/September issue of Eye News and is further distributed to BARS, OIA, 100% Optical, UKISCRS, RCOphth Annual Congress, SOC, SGM, and Oxford OC.


So, what do you need to know before you get started?

The image(s) must be…

  • of the anterior segment
  • taken using a slit-lamp
  • a high resolution / 300dpi
  • in either .JPEG or .PNG format
  • and between 5MB and 1GB in size.

Your submission must include

  • your chosen image(s) – no more, no less
  • up to 200 words describing the featured condition and a technical log
  • your full name
  • email and postal address
  • a headshot (head and shoulders)
  • and your current role and place of work / study.

Our rules are

  • UK entries only
  • a maximum of 3 entries per person
  • no trade entries (we only accept submission from healthcare professionals)
  • and no digital enhancing is allowed.

It’s really important that

  • you are responsible for obtaining permission and consent from the patient
  • and that no identifiable information is present in the image(s).
  • Our submission window is open now.***
  • Please send your submission(s) to: and use 'ANTS Comp' in the subject heading.
  • The deadline for all submissions is 15 June.
  • Our judging will take place between 15 June and 15 July.
  • Winners will be announced 5 August to coincide with the launch of the imaging supplement from Eye News.
Meet our Judges


(L-R) Nicola Bennett, Richard Bell, Rosalyn Painter

Rosalyn Painter

Rosalyn has been an ophthalmic imager for nearly 20 years, with her passion for anterior segment imaging starting early in her career. Rosalyn is incumbent Chair of the OIA, the ophthalmic lead for the University of Gloucestershire Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging) degree. She also manages the GREG education team and works clinically at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Richard Bell

Richard is a qualified senior medical photographer and ophthalmic research co-ordinator at the Newcastle Eye Centre (NEC), and an external examiner with Gloucestershire University. Richard is a qualified retinal screener/grader in diabetic eye screening, as well as a member of both the OPS and OIA, with numerous photographic awards to his name. He has recently had work published in the Journal of Photography with the OPS and Eye News, and had two images shown on the front cover of EYE. Richard is also Co-chair of the British Association of Retinal Screening (BARS) and registered with the Academy for Health Care Science (AHCS).


Nicola Bennett

Nicola is an experienced clinical product training manager at Keeler, bringing a profound understanding of eye health and optical imaging. With a foundation degree in OCT capture and interpretation, she is dedicated to innovation and advancing eyecare technologies but understands the importance of capturing high-quality optical images. Nicola is extremely passionate about eyecare and enjoys educating eyecare professionals worldwide on the full Keeler product portfolio.


Hamza Mussa

Hamza has been an optometrist for over seven years, and runs a social media-based education page known as The Crazy Optom. He has a special interest in education and ophthalmic imaging. Hamza currently works as a lead optometrist in Oxfordshire and is the College of Optometrist's councillor for West Midlands.


(L-R) Nicola Bennett, Hamza Mussa, Rosalyn Painter

*Only one prize can be won by a single entrant.

**Case prizes are given as Amazon vouchers of the same value.

*** Entrants agree upon submission that if chosen as a winner or runner up, they are happy for their photo to be used by Eye News and Keeler on their respective social media and promotional platforms.