We’re super excited that you’re entering this Competition and very mindful about 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.

Who can enter this Competition?

The Competition is open to all Australian residents including:

  • amateur and professional photographers 
  • Primary and High School students.  
What are the judges looking for?

Your photos can include a range of healthy lifestyle themes and concepts:

  • people exercising and having fun outdoors
  • healthy eating
  • respectful and caring relationships
  • healthy environments
  • diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion
  • healthy communities
  • wellbeing, resilience, purpose and happiness.

It’s important that your photographs depict healthy lifestyle  , healthy environments and sun smart behaviours. You can also choose a theme from the health related information on the Your Health Link website.

Use your imagination to depict ‘Healthy Life Healthy You’ through landscapes, portraits, abstract, fine art, sports, macro, adventure, black and white, composite, documentary photography and the list goes on – your choice, we look forward to receiving your entry. 

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 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).

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 in school uniforms and at sporting events where logos form part of the sport 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. 

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 on the media consent page of this website (see Terms and Conditions).