Glasses of the Future Competition Terms & Conditions



“Competition” means the ‘Glasses of the Future’ competition run by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, as outlined on

“IAPB” means International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, a charitable company with company number 04620869 registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales with charity number 1100559 whose registered office is at The Northern Shell Building 4th Floor, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF, England, United Kingdom.

These Terms and Conditions shall be read in conjunction with the other terms and information provided on

IAPB reserves the right to change the terms of the competition.

The opening date for entries is 00:00 (BST) on Wednesday 10 July 2024. The closing date of the prize draw is 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 20 October 2024. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

All entries must be submitted via the Competition submission website:

The ‘Glasses of the Future’ Competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.

The IAPB will not accept:
(a) responsibility for entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
(b) proof of transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the ‘Glasses of the Future’ Competition.

The IAPB reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

By submitting an entry to the Competition (an Entry), you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You acknowledge and agree that:

  • The Entry, once submitted to the Competition, shall immediately be subject to, and made available for use in accordance with, the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence 4.0 (the Licence), as may be amended or updated by Creative Commons from time to time. In accordance with the terms of the Licence, when using the Entry, IAPB shall include an acknowledgement that You are the author of the Entry, and that the Entry is made available under the terms of the Licence;

  • Once an Entry is submitted to the Competition and made available under the Licence, the Licence cannot be revoked (as per the terms of the Licence). The grant of the Licence is perpetual and irrevocable and will survive termination of these Terms and Conditions for any reason;

  • You own the copyright in any Entry submitted and You have the full right to copy and transmit the Entry to IAPB for use in the Competition, including for the Entry to be made available in accordance with the Licence;

  • The Entry does not infringe any third party rights or intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark rights. In the event of infringement, You shall indemnify and hold harmless IABP for any loss or damage;

  • Where an Entry includes images of individuals, that You have permission to use that person’s image (or, in the case of an individual under the age of 18, that you have their parent or guardian’s permission to use that person’s image);

  • You will not submit an Entry to the Competition that is or IAPB deems to be: unlawful, defamatory, infringing, obscene, sexually explicit, harmful, fraudulent, confidential, libelous, hateful, discriminatory, threatening or contain otherwise illegal material or information or anything which might constitute a criminal or civil offence or promote violence;

  • The Entry submitted (and that is subject to the Licence) shall be supplied by You in such format as may be requested by IAPB; and

  • IAPB has the right to use your name and country of residence (as submitted by You with the Entry) for the sole purpose of identifying you as the author of your Entry and/or as a winner of the Competition, in such a way as IAPB in its sole discretion sees fit; and by submitting the Entry, You acknowledge that the Entry is an original work and that you are the sole author and owner of the Entry (and IAPB and any other person’s use of the Entry in accordance with the Licence shall not breach the rights of any third party).

Submissions must be made by respondents over the age of 18. Those under 18, must have the permission of their parent/guardian. 

If IAPB has reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches these Terms and Conditions, then IAPB shall (in its sole discretion) be entitled not to consider the Entry and may disqualify it.

Data Protection

IAPB is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will only use your personal information in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and IAPB's Privacy Policy, which is available on our website.

By entering the ‘Glasses of the Future’ Competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by IAPB or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition (including, but not limited to, Google Analytics, 89up).

Winners may be asked to participate in publicity related to the ‘Glasses of the Future’ Competition, which may include the publication of their first name and photograph in any media. You agree that your personal data may be used for this purpose.

Governing Laws

The ‘Glasses of the Future’ Competition will be governed by English law and entrants to the Competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

How we credit entries

All entries are submitted under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This means entries may be shared and adapted for non-commercial purposes only. Appropriate credit must be given. If the entry has been modified, an indication must be made and the work shared under the same licence.