Me? Take a selfie?
Yep. In case you haven’t heard, it’s more than teenagers and impossibly cool hipsters flipping their smart phones around to take selfies. And, bonus points, this selfie could win you a one year family membership to the YMCA!
Here’s how it works! Submit your healthy selfie between 9/1 and 9/17, then come back and vote for your favorite from 9/18 to 9/21. Then, on Thursday, September 24th, we’ll announce our two winners.Got questions? We’ve got answers!
What’s a Healthy Selfie?
So what makes a selfie a healthy selfie? We’re pretty flexible. Cooking with your kids, walking your dog, swimming, hiking, gardening, biking, yoga, sports… Heck, even mowing the yard works! And what about mental wellbeing? Quality time with friends and family, meditation, learning a new skill… those can be used for healthy selfies too.
What’s not a healthy selfie? You could probably figure that out yourself, but a couple of examples are: chowing down on a cheeseburger; binge watching on the couch; just looking at the camera with a cute filter. None of these are healthy selfies.
How do I submit my selfie?
You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #healthyselfie and #healthywestorange. If you post it on social media be sure the post is public and to tag Healthy West Orange so we can see it.
What’s the deadline?
Your entry must be received before 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 17.
Is there a limit?
We encourage you to take as many healthy selfies as you want, but for the contest it’s three selfies per individual. So pick your best!
How will my selfie be used?
When you submit a selfie, you’re agreeing to let us use it for marketing purposes. For instance, you might see your selfie in the Windermere Observer, West Orange Times, on our social media channels, or the local YMCAs. The two winners will be featured on the orangeobserver.com website, Healthy West Orange website, and more places around town.
How are you judging the selfies?
First, we’re looking for fun, healthy images. Second, we’re looking for creativity. But remember, while we choose the finalists, YOU choose the winner!
When is the winner announced?
The winners will be announced on Thursday, September 24, 2020.
How do I pick up my prize?
We’ll notify you through social media or email if you’re the winner. Coordinate with us for pick-up of your prize.
Note: All Healthy Selfies must be received by 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 17 to be eligible for the contest and grand prize.
Healthy Selfie 5K Your Way
Not sure what Healthy Selfie to take? Here’s an idea! Snap a photo while completing a virtual 5K, your way, all month long!
Here’s how a virtual 5K works: register first, then complete 3.1 miles at your own pace, wherever you like, whenever you like. Want to bike the West Orange Trail? Sweet. Hike at Oakland Nature Preserve? Do it. Rollerblade around your neighborhood? We support you. If you want to break it up into segments, by all means – go for it!
Show us how you’re completing your 5K between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 by emailing a photo to email@example.com, or use hashtag #healthyselfie5K #HealthyWestOrange and tag @healthywestorange (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
You’ll even earn a sweet (and FREE) race T-shirt and medal, just like an in-person event.
How do I get my T-shirt and medal?
T-shirts and medals for virtual participants will be available for pickup:
Saturday, September 19, from 10am – 2pm at Healthy West Orange’s NEW building: 1200 E Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL AND
Wednesday, September 30, from 4pm – 7pm at Healthy West Orange’s NEW building: 1200 E Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL
Please pull up to the Healthy West Orange tent, remain in your car, and a team member will greet you. Registrants will receive shirts and medals on a first come, first serve, basis.
Please note: Prizes are limited to residents of the following zip codes: 32703; 32710; 32808; 32810; 32818; 32819; 32821; 32830; 32835; 32836; 34734; 34740; 34760; 34761; 34786; 34787.