Discover the winning photos of the OIE photo competition 2015

Following the announcement of the OIE PHOTO COMPETITION 2015 winners last week, the winners received their awards at the opening ceremony of the 83rd General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates. The OIE is delighted to present you their photos.

Paris, 25 May 2015 – Launched in March 2015, the competition “Animal Health, beyond the cliché, was highly welcomed by the five global OIE regions. The quality and content of the photographs received was outstanding, and with one winner per region, the judges were spoilt for choice.

The award winning pictures presented an artistic appreciation of a profession that is often associated with surgery and domestic animals. The pictures showed the magnitude of the veterinary profession and the importance of the work of Veterinary Services in the fields of animal health, public health, scientific expertise, prevention and control of animal disease. The following are the award winning pictures, chosen after serious deliberation and under strict anonymous conditions:

Being the inaugural edition, the great motivation of the participants was highly appreciated. The significance of the competition was summed up by one of the winners : “[The OIE competition] is [an] initiative to not only depict the immense scope of work of the veterinary profession and veterinary services in particular, but also to stimulate veterinarians to look with new interest to the wide scope of their work”.

Given the overwhelming response and the resounding success of the competition, plans are underway to prepare the 2016 edition.

The OIE congratulates all the participants, and plans to “rendez-vous” with them next year!