collage of spring photosA photo contest invites UWindsor faculty and staff to share their favourite spring sights.

Photo contest encourages employees to get outdoors for mental health

Spring is here! The sun shines brighter, and the weather gets warmer each day. With the provincial stay-at-home order, this is the perfect time to venture outdoors, in areas where you can physically distance, get some exercise, clear your mind, and embrace the signs of spring.

The Workplace Wellness Committee invites UWindsor faculty and staff to participate in the Spring Shutter Bug Photo Contest.

Being in green spaces, whether your neighborhood park or your own backyard, has been linked to many mental health benefits, including lower stress, improved attention, and better mood.

Next time you get outside, bring along your phone or camera, capture a photo of your favourite spring sightings that are unique, bring you joy, inspire you, energize you — or are simply fun! — and enter the images into the contest by May 14 for a chance to win prizes.

Find details of the requirements, judging, and prizes on the Human Resources Spring Shutter Bug Photo Contest website.