At the Student Health Center, we believe in the importance of promoting health and
well-being as part of our students’ lifestyles. Emotions through the lens is a contest that takes place every year as part of the #CuestaCampusWell strategy that seeks to promote an environment of well-being in our community. This contest aims to discover emotions through the lens by promoting mental health as an important component of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Also, reduce the social stigma related to mental illness by shifting peoples’ attitudes towards mental wellness, and by increasing their willingness to talk about mental health as an integral part of a healthy and balanced life. In closing, we want to recognize creativity and unique ideas which promote a positive lifestyle.

This 3rd version of the contest is designed and promoted by the Student Health Center and awards sponsored by the Cuesta College Foundation. 

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  • What motivates you to be a better person every day?
  • How do you stay positive during challenging times?
  • What does wellness mean to you and how do you stay afloat?

Categories and Awards:

  • Category A:  Students
  • Category B: Employees
  • 1st place: $100 gift card
  • 2nd place: $50 gift card
  • 3rd place: $25 gift card

Our jury team:

  • Annie Jankovitz, College Wellness Coordinator. County of SLO Behavioral Health Prevention & Outreach.

  • Michael Aponte, Multimedia Specialist. Cuesta College Marketing & Communications. 
  • Ali Phelps, Activities Assistant. Cuesta College Student Life.

  • Jamie Bettencourt, Academic Success Coach. Cuesta College Counseling.

  • Jessica Strano, Director of Philanthropy. Cuesta College Foundation.

Winners Category A: Students

1st. Place: Restored by Wilderness, by Sadie Richert

2nd. Place: Savoring the Little Things Golden Hour in SLO, by Sarah Gilbert

3rd. Place: The Anxiety of the Storm, by Jamie Rey

4th. Place (Special Recognition): A New Chapter, by Amy Schick

Winners Category B: Employees

1st. Place: Change in Perspectives, by Brittany Bauer

2nd. Place: Carrizo Spring, by Angela Henderson

3rd. Place: Happy in the Sunshine, by Jennifer Tittle-Kim

4th. Place (Special Recognition): Say Cheese!, by Darlene Azevedo

Click here to see all participating photos: Photography Contest 2021

Photo Contest 2019- Category Students

Photo Contest 2019- Category Employees

Photo Contest 2020- Students and Employees