#SnapshotRuralVic

Welcome to #SnapshotRuralVic!

Social Media; we all use it to follow the lives of interesting people from all over the world, from celebrities to athletes, the crazy and the crazy talented.  Whilst we sit back and watch these people’s everyday lives unfold, we miss seeing the stories behind the people that surround us.  #SnapshotRuralVic wants to experience your story, whether it be through photos, videos, poetry or even a song if you so desire! We want to focus the spotlight on you, so we can share in the highs and lows of rural life and hopefully feel a little less isolated and more connected to your community.

Why #SnapshotRuralVic?

This campaign is an exciting step in a new direction for the National Centre for Farmer Health as we turn to social media to connect farmers, creators, thinkers and makers from all over the state.  While we might be distanced socially, we want to repair these connections using the universal platform of social media.  From photos to memes, Tik Tok’s and haiku’s, we want you to embrace your creativity and in the hopes of making another person laugh, cry or cringe in solidarity.  Your imagination will be rewarded with a weekly prize, with the winner chosen by your peers.

What is #SnapshotRuralVic?

This campaign will run from August to October, with submissions being featured daily on Instagram and Facebook, as well as in the National Centre for Farmer Health eNews and website.  Social media has become such an ingrained part of many lives, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to take part; we’ll even give you demonstrations on how to navigate the often perplexing social channels.

How do I get involved?

To be a part of this campaign, the links below to follow our social media profiles.  On these platforms you can easily access further information through how-to videos to ensure people of all skill levels can participate.  For those not on social media, sign up to our eNews to receive monthly updates on the campaign and check back into the website for weekly updates.

@SnapshotRuralVic on Instagram

@Farmer_Health on Instagram

#SnapshotRuralVic Community on Facebook

National Center for Farmer Health on Facebook

To see the full competition guidelines, CLICK HERE.

Introducing the #SnapshotRuralVic Awards

Whilst the 10 week #SnapshotRuralVic campaign might be over, we are excited to bring you the #SnapshotRuralVic Awards – a final hurrah which will bring together a range of incredible imagery and stories from across the state.

We’re looking for new entries for the following five award categories:

In the Time of Covid

Things have looked a little different across the state lately, from deserted playgrounds to mandatory masks and iso-birthdays.  This category asks you to share your unique story  we can soon look back and remember this strange time in history.

Favourite Farm Animal

It’s been a bountiful spring, with plenty of adorable lambs, calves and chicks filling up the #SnapshotRuralVic feed.  Share with us a photo or video of your favourite farm animal, and tell us what makes them special!

Wild Weather

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen all kinds of wild weather, from snow to sunshine, floods and storms. Share with us your wild weather experiences!

Rural Landscapes

During the past few months, rural Victorians have been especially thankful for the vast, open spaces and everchanging landscapes.  This category is looking to discover rural Victoria’s beautiful landscapes.Be sunrise, sunset, a bumper canola crop or a mountainous panorama, we want you to share with us why this landscape is special to you.

Celebrating Nature

As the pace of life slowed down during lockdown, maybe you’ve noticed subtle yet beautiful changes in the seasons, or unique natural phenomena occurring in your daily routine.  This category captures the micro side of nature, encouraging you to capture the beauty of the natural world. 

#Snapshot Story

And finally, this category is for those who have a unique story to tell.  Whether it be through poetry, narrating a video, the written word or simply a series of images, this category encourages you to get creative,share a yarn and start a conversation

Prizes

In each category, there is a $150 first prize and $50 runner up prize on offer.  These prizes will be in the form of vouchers to spend at a local store of the winner’s choice.

The Selection Criteria

The entries will be compiled and considered for the First Prize and Runner Up prize by a panel of judges.  The criteria of for selection is based on –

  1. Storytelling. Telling the story behind the imagery with a written caption, video narration, use of music and other creative methods
  2. Creativity. Getting creative with your entry, whether it be through photography, collage, video or audio
  3. Raising Awareness. Sharing openly and honestly about your experiences, to help reduce stigma and inspire positive action amongst others

How to Enter

Via Facebook

You can either post your photo directly to our #SnapshotRuralVic Community Facebook Page., or upload it to your own Facebook feed and tag #SnapshotRuralVic.  To be eligible, you must be following National Centre For Farmer Health on Facebook (@ncFarmerHealth).  If the category your submission is for is unclear, please include it in the caption.

Via Instagram

When uploading your image to Instagram, simply tag #SnapshotRuralVic.  To be eligible, you must also be following @snapshotruralvic and @farmer_health on Instagram.  If the category your submission is for is unclear, please include it in the caption.

Via the Website

Upload via the ‘Enter Now’ form below

ENTER NOW

Week 10 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Bec Fletcher for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Lyn Donaldson for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 10 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘Have I Told you the one about…’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 10

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 10 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 9 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Bec Mitchell for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Gordon McCLure for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 9 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘Covid Cooking’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 9

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 9 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 8 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Bec Mitchell for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Gordon McCLure for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 8 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘Masks on Farm’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 8

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 8 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 7 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Matthew Parkinson for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Ross Simpson for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 7 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘Stories from the Shed’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 7

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 7 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 6 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Maggie Ellen for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Janice Newham for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 6 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘Rural Women’s Week’

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 6

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 6 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 5 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Robyn Ryan for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Bec Mitchell for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 5 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘Spring’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 5

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 5 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 4 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Dianne Hanna for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Heather Fleming for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 4 of #SnapshotRuralVic was Covid Crafting’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 4

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 4 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote. The theme for week 5 was Covid Crafting.

Week 3 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Greg Beal for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Tina Prosser for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 3 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘View from My Window’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 3

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 3 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 2 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Bridgett Melody for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Susan Bell for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 2 of #SnapshotRuralVic was ‘The Next Generation’.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 2

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 2 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.

Week 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Elle Moyle for taking out this weeks People’s Choice Award, and Joanna Werner for winning the Honourable Mention Award. The theme for Week 1 of #SnapshotRuralVic was Custodianship.

Snapshot weekly Shortlist – Week 1

Here is the #SnapshotShortlist for Week 1 of #SnapshotRuralVic. To vote for your favourite photo of the week, head to our Facebook or Instagram pages to vote.