Win a PAAO Membership

Help us choose the best

Eyes in Nature Photo

Congratulations to our PAAO Membership Winner

Maria de las Mercedes Frick

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Win a PAAO Membership

Help us choose the best

Eyes in Nature Photo

Congratulations to our PAAO Membership Winner

Maria de las Mercedes Frick

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Important Dates

  26 April 2021: Instagram Voting Starts

11 May 2021: Instagram Voting Ends

Winner Announced 20 May 2021

How it works

  1. Follow us on Instagram @paaoyo
  2. Vote for your favorite Eye in Nature photo
  3. Tag your fellow ophthalmologists them on the main contest post.
  4. The winner will be determined by random from the qualifying participants.
  5. The winner will be announced during the YO webinar May 20th and will be posted on Instagram.


One 2022 Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology membership (up to a $200 USD Value)*

Actual/appraised value of prize may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the PAAO. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the PAAO’s discretion.


Terms and Conditions for Sweepstakes Participation

(Eyes in Nature Voting Giveaway in Instagram)


The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology has organized this sweepstakes (hereinafter, “the Promotion”) of international scope, which will take place on the internet in accordance with the provisions in the participation requirements section.

The purpose of this sweepstakes is to increase followers and awareness of the PAAO young ophthalmologists group.



The Promotion will start on 26 of April, 2021 at 12.00h and end on 11 May 2021 24.00h.



The requirements for participation will be as follows:

–        Only Ophthalmologists or allied health professionals, excluding optometrists, are eligible for the membership prize.

–        Only users with an Instagram account may participate.

–        Participants must be following @paaoyo on Instagram.

–        Participants must vote for one image of the ten (10) Eyes in Nature Photo Contest images by liking and commenting on their favorite photo, tagging at least one other ophthalmologist on the contest post during the participation period or sharing the contest post with another eye professional (we will be checking).

–        Participants may only take part in the Promotion from a single Instagram profile. If a participant is found to be taking part from several Instagram accounts, they will be disqualified.

–        Even if Participants make more than one comment on the post or vote for more than one image, they will only be given a single participation in the random sweepstakes.

–        The application will accumulate mentions and hashtags from a single Participant even if they are in different comments.



The winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced on 20 May through the PAAO-YO social media profiles and during the PAAO-YO webinar.

The prize will consist of a full active PAAO membership for from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. The prize may not be exchanged for cash or any other prize, nor may it be changed or transferred.

Running of the sweepstakes, as well as awarding of the prize, are subject to current tax regulations.



If it becomes evident that any of the Participants have not met the requirements of the Terms and Conditions, or that the data provided for participation is not valid, the participation is considered null and void and the Participant will automatically be excluded from the Promotion, losing all rights to the prize on offer in the Promotion.



No comments or opinions whose content is considered inappropriate, offensive, insulting or discriminatory, or that could violate the rights of third parties, will be allowed. Nor will comments be permitted against any individual that are an infringement of personal honor, personal and family privacy, or personal image rights. We will not be responsible for any damages caused by comments made by Promotion Participants, or that may at any time offend the sensitivities of other Participants.

Participation in this Promotion, as well as the publication of comments made by Participants in their posts, may not under any circumstances infringe the Instagram Community Guidelines or the Instagram Terms of Use.



By way of example, but not limitation, we are not responsible for any losses, theft, delays or any other circumstances attributable to third parties that may affect the progress of this Promotion; nor are we responsible for the use made by the Participant of the prize obtained in the Promotion.

We do not assume responsibility in cases of force majeure or unforeseeable circumstance that   may prevent us from carrying out the Promotion or the total or partial enjoyment of the prize.



In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, by accepting these Terms and Conditions, each Participant consents to having their personal data included in a file, owned by the Promotion Organizer, for the purpose of managing the sweepstakes, disseminating and publicizing the results, and administering the awarding of the prize.

We inform you that you may exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation of processing, portability, and right to be forgotten, as well as your right to not be the subject of automated individual decisions, by sending an email to [email protected] or a letter to:

Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
PMB 129,
2504 W. Park Row Dr., Suite B-5
Pantego, TX 76013

attaching, in both cases, a copy of your ID document.



We reserve the right to modify or expand these Terms and Conditions, as long as they do not harm or impair the rights of Promotion Participants.

By participating in the sweepstakes, the Participant is, by implication, fully accepting the conditions of these Terms and Conditions. Likewise, participation in a sweepstakes of this nature implies acceptance of the rules of Instagram, the social network in which the sweepstakes is to be carried out.



These Terms and Conditions shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. The Courts and Tribunals of the city of residence of the Participants will be competent to resolve any claim or controversy that may arise in relation to the validity, interpretation or fulfillment of these Terms and Conditions.

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