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Just For the Health of It Photo Contest

People, Places, Pets and Peers

To support the university’s commitment to a healthy workplace, the university’s Healthy Workplace Committee (HWC) would like to offer all employees the opportunity to acknowledge the remarkable people, cherished places, beloved pets and peers that have brought you joy, comfort, and/or solace.

This summer, snap some photos of the important people in your life, places or spaces where you’ve found joy, serenity and meaning, or your furry friends, including your peers, and share them with us.

Submit photos related to one or more of the categories listed below, together with a caption, to wellnessatwork@ontariotechu.ca for a chance to win one of three prizes and be acknowledged within the university community. 

Contest Categories

Photos should capture and clearly display images that fit into one of the following categories: 

  • Category A – People
  • Category B – Places
  • Category C – Pets
  • Category D – Peers

Images must be accompanied by a caption identifying how the subject of the photo has supported your emotional or physical well-being. Tell us a little bit about your entry!

The HWC will announce winning photos in late September and feature a photo gallery through the university’s media outlets. First, second and third-place winners will receive gift cards as prizes.

Submission Details

  • One photo submission per category, per person (four photos maximum per employee).
  • Amateur photos only (photos should clearly meet category criteria).
  • Maximum size: 10MB.
  • Use the following naming convention for each photo you submit: [category]_[last name]; e.g. A_Smith; B_Smith; C_Smith; D_Smith.
  • Provide a photo caption describing your photo (maximum of 100 characters).
  • Make sure to get your photos in between June 10, 2024 and September 6, 2024.

Good luck!

2024 Weekly Photo Showcase!

Keep a watch on this space as we showcase submissions as part of this photo contest!

Are you interested in finding out more about how People, Places, Pets and Peers help promote overall well-being?

Take a closer look into the powerful ways that People, Places and Pets contribute to enhancing your well-being. Explore the influence of connections with others, the restorative powers of natural environments, the remarkable benefits of pet companionship, and the support provided by your peers. Explore these four categories and unravel the secrets to cultivating a fulfilling and balanced life.

People

Discover the profound impact that close connections with people can have on promoting overall well-being. In this comprehensive document, LifeWorks provides valuable insights and practical tips on how to foster meaningful relationships, cultivate a support network, and nurture emotional bonds. 

Places

Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature. Watch this captivating video that explores the mental health benefits of spending time in natural environments. From reducing stress to enhancing mood and boosting creativity, nature has a transformative effect on our well-being. Experience the wonders of nature by watching this video.

Pets

Unleash the joy and well-being that comes with owning a pet. This enlightening video dives into the numerous ways pets positively impact out mental, emotional, and physical health. From providing companionship to reducing loneliness and stress, discover why pets are truly our faithful allies in promoting overall well-being. 

Peers
Explore the importance of peer relationships in fostering well-being. Read this article to learn the benefits of how connecting with peers, sharing experiences, and supporting each other can contribute to a sense of belonging and fulfillment in both personal and professional spheres. Make the investment in fostering those relationships by sending an e-card to your peers today!