Wellbeing Photo Challenge
Get involved in the MHAW Wellbeing Photo Challenge
The Wellbeing Photo Challenge, 21–25 September 2020, is a chance for you to show us what wellbeing looks and feels like for you! There will be daily prizes and the People's Choice Grand Prize winner will take home a Nikon Z 50 Mirrorless camera (RRP $1899)!
Register for the MHAW emails
The first step is to register for MHAW updates so we can keep you updated, and provide helpful tips and reminders!
How does it work?
Nikon ambassador Esther Bunning's photography tips
What’s the judging criteria?
Along with the rules that are mentioned in our FAQs, we’ll be keeping an eye out for great photos and interesting interpretations of each day’s theme in the caption!
Photo Challenge Daily Themes
Post a picture each day using our daily theme prompt. Make sure you tag us and use #MHAWNZ to enter (click here to learn more about how to do this). Each day one lucky person will win a prize!
RĀHINA / MONDAY: WHĀNAU
Recharge with others – Whiria te muka tangata
Show us how you recharge with others today!
Whānau is the people we care about, who recharge us and make us feel we belong. Whānau isn’t just our immediate relatives. It includes our friends, hoamahi/colleagues, iwi or community – the people who are close to our hearts. What do these people mean to you and how can you show this in a photograph?
RĀTŪ / TUESDAY : WAIRUA
Rediscover everyday wonder – Whāia ngā mīharotanga o ia rā
Show us how you take notice and rediscover things around you today!
Wairua is about taking notice and appreciating the beauty around us. It’s about rediscovering things that make us feel awe, hope, strength, unity and connection. For some, wairua is faith or a higher power. Sometimes our wairua isn’t strong, but when it is, it’s easier to feel good and face challenges. How can you photograph the little things that bring you joy or calmness each day?
RĀAPA / WEDNESDAY: WHENUA
Return to nature – Hono ki te taiao
Show us how you’ve returned to nature today!
Whenua is our connection to the land. It’s soil, plants, animals and people – tangata whenua. It’s the earth through which you are connected to your tūpuna/ancestors. Whenua is a place of belonging and it’s comforting that it is never too far away.
RĀPARE / THURSDAY: TINANA
Refuel your body – Whakamarohi i tō tinana
Show us how you’ve refuelled your body today!
Tinana is about how your body feels and how you care for it. Refuelling your body helps you to feel mentally well. Sometimes your tinana might not be where you’d like it to be and this might be beyond your control. What’s important is that you do what you can to nurture it.
RĀMERE / FRIDAY: HINENGARO
Refresh your mind – Whāngaia tō hinengaro
Show us how you’ve taken a moment to stimulate and refresh your mind today!
Hinengaro is your mind, heart, conscience, thoughts and feelings. Just like your physical health, your hinengaro needs to be nurtured. Hinengaro is what you do to stimulate and refresh your mind so you can better cope with the ups and downs of life.