High School Section


Welcome to the High School Category of the competition, which is open to all Australian school students from Year 7 to Year 12.  

Entry to this category is FREE with a limit of 4 entries per student.

What are the Judges looking for?

For this category you’re asked to take photos that represent the Competition theme Healthy Life – Healthy You.

Here are some topic ideas:

  • Physical activity and healthy lifestyles
  • Nutrition
  • Respectful relationships
  • Healthy environments 
  • Diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion
  • Healthy communities
  • Well-being, resilience, purpose and happiness.

It’s really important that you understand the health aspects of your topic and healthy behaviours that should be included in your photograph.  

An example of this is if you’re taking a photograph of someone exercising in the sun, you ensure they’re wearing sun protection , this shows the judges that you’ve taken the time to learn about healthy behaviours.

Have a talk with your parent/guardian/teacher and friends to work out what would be a good photo to take, you can also find a range of health related topics and ideas at the Your Health Link website.  

There are a few things you need to know before you take your photograph, so go to the Dos and Don’ts section of this website to find out more, please follow our Photographic Submission Guidelines  for image exclusions.

What prizes can I win?

There are some great prizes for this category and if you win a prize your school will also receive a prize to support its Healthy School Canteen Program or similar initiative terms and conditions apply. 

Special Category: Healthy Kids Association Eating the Rainbow Prize

We’re looking for the photos that best capture the idea of eating and celebrating the rainbow.

What is eating the rainbow?

Vegetables contain heaps of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients OR antioxidants that keep our bodies healthy. Veggies of different colours have different vitamins and minerals, so it’s important to eat a variety of colours so that we get all the nutrients we need. 

Veggies also contain fibre, which helps us feel full and keeps everything running smoothly. The best way to ensure you get all the nutritional benefits that veggies have to offer is by “eating the rainbow” – the more colours the better!

You could eat the rainbow by making a colourful salad, a sandwich full of different hues or create a rainbow of veggies on your dinner plate. Can you think of any other ways to eat the rainbow?

The winning photos will also feature on the Healthy Kids Association website, in the 2020 Buyers Guide, in our Term 1 2020 Members Magazine and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Eating the Rainbow Prize:

  • 32GB Wifi iPad plus 1-year membership to Healthy Kids Association. 
Do I need permission from my parent or guardian to enter the competition?

You must have permission from your parent or guardian to enter this part of the Competition (see Terms and Conditions).