Combat Blindness International Launches
CBI Art4Vision Challenge
This social distancing art challenge will raise awareness and $$$ to help others see.
Madison, Wis. May 12, 2020 – To boost spirits during the pandemic while raising awareness and funds to reduce preventable blindness, Combat Blindness International (CBI) has launched a fun new contest: the CBI Art4Vision Challenge.
Participants can follow three simple steps to enter and win:
1) Post an image (a drawing, photo or short video) on Instagram of something the participant enjoys seeing every day, with a caption about why vision is important. 2) Add the hashtag #CBIArt4Visionin the caption and follow Combat Blindness International on Instagram.
3) Tell friends, family and others to like the participant’s entry on Instagram.
Entries will appear on Instagram and on the contest page at combatblindness.org/Art4Vision. For every entry, $1 will be donated toward CBI’s sight-saving programs, up to $1,000.
The top 3 submissions with the most “likes” will win an Amazon gift card (one card per person): 1st Place: $75; 2nd Place: $50; 3rd Place: $25.
“Our CBI Art4Vision Challenge is a great way to tap into the creative talents of stay-at-home artists of all ages,” says Reena Chandra Rajpal, CBI executive director and president. “And, it encourages people to appreciate the importance of vision in their daily lives, while supporting CBI’s mission to eliminate preventable blindness through free cataract surgeries, pediatric vision screenings, ophthalmic training for women and more in low-income countries around the world.”
The contest ends on June 12, 2020, and the winners will be announced on June 13.
Combat Blindness International (CBI) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to eliminating preventable blindness worldwide by providing sustainable, equitable solutions for sight through partnerships and innovation. Since it was founded in 1984 by Dr. Suresh Chandra, CBI has supported projects in 17 countries on 4 continents. CBI is a council member of Vision 2020: Right to Sight – a global joint initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).