All retina photos will be uploaded to the EVRS webpage, the EVRS congress app (which can be downloaded during summer time on Google play and App Store) and E-Retina Photos TOUCH 2.0. We will have on site at the Teatro della Pergola several 42´´ LED Monitor TVs. All retina photos will therefore be available to all congress participants via different platforms.

No oral presentation of the retina photos is requested.

The EVRS Board decided to nominate the following doctors as the Retina Photo Award Committee: Natalia Ferreira from Portugal, Rino Frisina from Italy, Eleonora Beatriz Lavaque from Argentina & Ihab Saad Othman from Egypt.

The Best Retina Photo Award will be given during the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Ammannati Courtyard in Palazzo Pitti.

The slides should not exceed the size of 3840×2160 pixels, with a resolution of 72 dpi. The maximum number of slides inserted into the PDF file is 10. It is recommended maximum 20MB PDF file.

Send your retina photo(s) by email to or via WeTransfer before end of July 2017.


The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. The following guidelines have been prepared to help improve the effectiveness of photo communication.


Technical criteria: 6 points
Exposure Focus/sharpness; Depth of field; Colour and/or tonal rendition; Contrast; Lighting

Visual and aesthetic criteria / General characteristics: 6 points
Visual and aesthetic criteria: Framing and choice of viewpoint; Background; Design elements and principles; Appropriate application of photographic and/or manipulative techniques; Visual impact
General characteristics: Originality; Style; Context; Photographic vision; Empathy; Insight; Validity

Content / Viewer’s response: 8 points
Content: Information; Emotion; Mood; Feeling; Denotative and connotative content, symbolism, metaphor; Meaning, studium and punctum; Communication through the language of photography and visual art; The moment; Relevance; Subject impact
Viewer’s response: Visual; Aesthetic; Intellectual; Emotional; Excitement; Interest