Wellbeing Photo Challenge
Get involved in the MHAW Wellbeing Photo Challenge!
The Wellbeing Photo Challenge, 23–27 September 2019, is a chance for you to explore your way to wellbeing through photography and by using concepts from Māori health model, Te Whare Tapa Whā. There will be daily prizes and the People's Choice Grand Prize winner will take home a Nikon camera worth $799!
The first step is to register for the challenge so we can keep you updated, and provide helpful tips and reminders!
How does it work?
Nikon ambassador Esther Bunning's photography tips
MHAW Wellbeing Photo Challenge – Daily Themes
Post a picture each day using our daily theme prompt. Each day one lucky person will win a prize!
Rāhina/Monday 23 September: Whenua
Whenua is your connection to the land. A source of life, nourishment and wellbeing for everyone. Whenua can be your place of belonging – that means the spaces where you feel comfortable, safe and able to be yourself. Post a photo of how the whenua boosts your wellbeing.
Rātū/Tuesday 24 September: Hinengaro
Hinengaro is your mind, heart, conscience, thoughts and feelings. It’s about how you feel, as well as how you communicate and think. Post a photo of how looking after your hinengaro keeps your wellbeing in balance.
Rāapa/Wednesday 25 September: Tinana
Tinana is about how your body grows, feels and moves and how you care for it. Nourishing and strengthening your physical wellbeing can help you to cope with the ups and downs of life. Post a photo of how looking after your tinana boosts your wellbeing.
Rāpare/Thursday 26 September: Whānau
Whānau is about how who makes you feel you belong, who you care about and who you share your life with. Whānau can be extended relationships – not just your immediate relatives. As a core source of strength, support, security and identity, whānau plays a central role in your wellbeing. Post a photo on how your whānau keeps your wellbeing in balance.
Rāmere/Friday 27 September: Wairua
Wairua explores your relationship with the environment, people and heritage in the past, present and future. For some, wairua is the capacity for faith or religious beliefs. Others may describe wairua as an internal connection to the universe. Post a photo on how wairua boosts your wellbeing.