The Competition

The competition was open to photographs and short movies (under one minute) of your experience of mental health, and was broadly grouped around the following four perspectives: 

Lived Experience.
Mental illness encompasses a range of disorders, some transient, others chronic, each is a personal story of lived experience. Photos can be based on a wide range of emotions and representations, reflecting the diversity of people’s experiences.

Relationships.
Mental illness not only affects those experiencing it, but also those close to them. Photos can be based on the experiences of the individual, or those close to them.

Recovery. 
Many people recover fully or partially from mental illness and live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Photos celebrate recovery and wellness or feature the pathways to recovery.

Change.
Despite progress in recent years, the one in five Australians experiencing mental illness still face challenges. Photos will give us images about society’s future, and how mental wellbeing is addressed in that future.  

We accepted entries for both photographs and short (less than one minute) movies.