The winners of the Your Health Link National Photographic Competition have been announced, selected from more than 800 entries received nationwide.
An initiative of the Mid North Coast Local Health District, the photo competition offered prizes in the categories of Open, Mobile, Primary School and High School.
Chatswood photographer Nancy Liao took out the coveted Open Category for her image 'Be Happy', Janine Harvey from Perth won the Mobile Category for her photograph 'Good Times in Bad Weather', Broken Hill's Brian Graham received the High School winner's trophy for 'Inspirational Parent' and Chloe-May Kabealo from Dungay in the Tweed Shire won the Primary School award for her photograph 'Friends in the Sunshine'.
The Competition also included a People's Choice Award via the Your Health Link Facebook page, with Coffs Harbour photographer Lohit Chavan's winning image 'Let's Paint' recording the most votes. Hayley Bracewell from Tannum Sands in Queensland won the Cover Photo Award for her image 'Water Boy'.
The Healthy Kids Association also selects a photo from the Primary and High School categories that celebrates the rainbow of foods for a healthy life.
The Eating the Rainbow category winner for Primary School was Imogen Haigh from Sydney while Port Macquarie's Grace Kranitis picked up the High School award.
Now in its fourth year, the competition provides a platform for people to express their concept of the theme Healthy Life, Healthy You through photography.
Competition organiser and Your Health Link Program Manager Carolyn Guichard said the standard of the photos submitted this year was outstanding.
"When selecting the winning photos, our judges were looking for unique and creative images that represented a healthy and active lifestyle," Ms Guichard said.
Through the competition, the MNCLHD has connected with 7,500 schools nationally, supported healthy school canteen programs, received more than 3,900 images, almost doubled traffic to the Your Health Link website by almost 50 per cent and given people of all ages an opportunity to express themselves creatively in the health arena.
The full gallery of the works of the competition's winners, finalists and semi-finalists across all categories can be viewed at: www.yourhealthlinkphotocomp.com.au