Above images: Submitted by Antonio Calossi, Winner of the Photographic Competition at the 2017 Clinical Conference.

2021 BCLA Virtual Clinical Conference and Exhibition
Diane Gould Photographic Competition

13 - 14 June 2021 

The call for submissions is now open for the BCLA Diane Gould Photographic Competition for 2021.

All entries received will be entered into the competition and the winner plus runners up announced at the BCLA Virtual Clinical Conference.

For 2021, BCLA would like to start making the images available to members, via an image library, with  all due accreditation. During the submission process, entrants will be able to indicate if they wish to participate in the image library. Entries to the competition are accepted from delegates who are attending the virtual conference.

The closing date for entries was 10 May 2021 - CLOSED: We are no longer accepting new entries. 



More about Diane Gould
Her husband David Gould wanted to commemorate her memory by supporting this competition, he writes:

Diane Gould was a contact lens practitioner of note, although she never thought of herself that way.

Diane fitted her first contact lens in Derby in 1985 and moved to Manchester-based George Davis in 1987, where she soon became Manager of their prestigious Market Street, Manchester practice. Not long after the Dollond & Aitchison takeover, Chairman, Sir Clive Stone, came to visit the practice to find out how it could be  possible for one store to do so much contact lens business.
After the birth of her children, Diane held a couple of part time positions before moving to Yates & Suddell in Bury, where she helped build the contact lens business dramatically with an eclectic mix of lenses fitted to hospital and private clients.

In 2003 she became a Director of David Gould Opticians in Rossendale with her husband, David. Health problems prevented her from doing as much clinical work in practice, but she looked after her loyal following of clients for as long as she could. Even after she was unable to see clients personally, she continued to take an active interest and offer valuable input using the practice's image capture facilities.

A keen supporter of the BCLA, Diane sadly passed away in June 2013.  Diane attended 20 BCLA Conferences during her career, and the Annual BCLA Photographic Award is named in her honour.