Dos and Don'ts


We’re super excited that you’re entering this Competition and very mindful of how much time and effort photographers put into creating an image.  

To make sure that your photograph/s meet the criteria of the Competition please follow our Photographic Submission Guidelines  which can be found within the Competition Terms and Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter this Competition?

The Competition is open to all Australian residents including:

  • Amateur and professional photographers 
  • Primary and High School students.  


Healthy Life, Healthy You is a broad topic, what are the judges looking for?

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.

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.

You can also find a range of health related topics and ideas at the Your Health Link website.  


Can I enter a photograph that includes nudity?

Photos submitted with images of nude people of any age will be disqualified from the Competition.


The person I have photographed has a logo on their T-Shirt will this be a problem?

Photos of people or places that include logos that are clearly identifiable will be disqualified from the Competition, exceptions to this rule include photographs taken at sporting events where logos form part of the sports uniform.


Do I need written permission from the person that I have photographed?

Yes, if you take a photo of a person where they are clearly identifiable you will need to ensure that the person photographed has given you written consent before entering their image into the Competition.  

If your photograph includes children under the age of 18 years you will need to have a parent or guardian give you written consent to enter the image into the Competition. The Competition Media Consent Form can be found here (see Terms and Conditions).

Do I need to submit my signed media consents?

If your photograph makes it to the semi-finalist stage of the Competition you will be asked to submit signed media consents prior to your photograph being published on the Competition website.  

If you don’t have written consent from the people in your photograph your entry will be disqualified from the Competition. The Competition Media Consent Form can be found here  (see Terms and Conditions).

What is the judging process?

The Competition is open to amateur and professional photographers with judging following a rigorous two-stage judging process. 

The first stage will be conducted by the Mid North Coast Local Health District and the NSW Office of Preventive Health to ensure photographs meet the Competition theme/guidelines and that each photograph meets minimum quality requirements.

The second stage will be judged by a panel of expert photographers.

Each stage of the judging process will be ‘blind judged’, this means that our judges won’t know any information about the creator of the image (the photographer). 

The judges’ decision in relation to any aspect of this Competition is final and binding on each person who enters this Competition (see Terms and Conditions).