Capturing life's precious moments after valve disease treatment.

Heart Valve Voice, in collaboration with The Royal Photographic Society, have been hosting a photography competition to help raise awareness of heart valve disease, its prevalence and symptoms and to educate audiences that with appropriate treatment, patients can return to a good quality of life.

The competition is twofold, with a regional entry phase where a winner from each region will be chosen. The regional phase has now closed and winners who will be going through to next stage will soon be announced.

Each regional winner will then move onto the national phase of the competition and be paired with a heart valve disease patient from their region. They will be tasked with creating a photo documentary capturing what life after heart valve disease means through the eyes of the patient. The finalists will have their photos exhibited at the Houses of Parliament and at hospital heart clinics across the UK as part of a road show to celebrate the first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.

To see all of our regional winners see the Winners' Gallery above.

To join the conversations around the competition online use #NewValveNewMe

Competition timings

Submission Deadline: 02 April 2018

Regional selection: May 2018

Regional finalists photography documentary creation: May 2018 to August 2018

National final and exhibit at House of Parliament: Autumn 2018

National finalists tour: Autumn 2018