Friday 10th November 2017

In partnership with the The Royal Photographic Society we will be launching ‘Patient Portraits: A New You’ a photography competition on the 5th December, encouraging keen photographers to capture heartfelt moments in time and convey what life after heart valve disease means to patients. The images captured will help raise awareness of heart valve disease, its prevalence and symptoms and educate audiences that with appropriate treatment, patients can return to a good quality of life.

"This photography competition will enable people to highlight the improved quality of life after treatment for heart valve disease patients,” said Wil Woan, Chief Executive, Heart Valve Voice. “Sharing photographs that depict heartfelt moments patients have been able to experience post-treatment will hopefully inspire people to increase their understanding of heart valve disease and the treatment options available.”

The finalist photographic documentaries will be exhibited at the Houses of Parliament as part of the National Final. The overall winner and regional finalists, will also have the chance to have their photographic documentaries exhibited at hospital heart clinics across the UK, as part of a road show to celebrate the first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.

Competition timings

  • Competition launch: 5 December 2017
  • Submission deadline: 31 January 2018
  • Regional selection: February 2018
  • Regional finalists photography documentary creation: February 2018 to June 2018
  • National final and exhibit at House of Parliament: July 2018
  • National Finalists Roadshow: September 2018

Watch this space for full competition details and more information or email