NPHW 2021 Instagram Scavenger Hunt

logo, ASPPHTake part in a fun activity during #NPHW for the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! The American Public Health Association and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health are hosting a digital scavenger hunt for National Public Health Week! The items to post relate to the daily themes of National Public Health Week. You are not required to publish an image relating to the daily theme on the day you post, though it may help your chances of winning! The more times you post, the higher your chances are to win. Happy hunting! 


  • From April 5 - 11, snap pictures representing the items listed below and post them to your Instagram feed using the hashtag #NPHWinstahunt to be entered for a chance to win!
  • Participant accounts must be set to public and posts must remain visible through the end of NPHW.
  • Be respectful. If posting photos of others, make sure they consent and are comfortable with this.
  • If you would like to enter without posting photos to Instagram, send your photos (clearly labeled with the hashtag #NPHWinstahunt) to
  • Five winners will be randomly selected and announced on April 13 at noon ET!

Disclaimer: This contest is not endorsed by Instagram. By participating in this contest, you are authorizing APHA and ASPPH to repost your #NPHWinstahunt post.

Scavenger Hunt Categories (PDF):

  • Stress ball
  • Favorite exercise
  • Best place to unwind
  • Something that keeps you safe at home
  • Healthy recipe
  • Public health partnerships
  • Re-gram a post from your favorite public health organization
  • Something that positively impacts your mental health (book, candle, Netflix, etc.)
  • Your favorite face mask
  • Your "why" for advancing public health (inspiration, elderly family members, etc.)
  • Healthcare/essential/frontline worker in your life
  • Your favorite way to learn more about a public health issue (books, documentaries, webinars, etc.)
  • Affordable housing resources
  • Organizations and movements led by people of color
  • Public service announcements (anti-smoking campaigns, impaired driving prevention, etc.)
  • Healthy community design like bike lanes, curb cuts, sidewalks, and parks
  • Water treatment plant
  • Electric automobile
  • Recycling bins/center
  • Early childhood education 
  • Pets
  • How you advocate for public health or causes important to you
  • Intergenerational connections
  • Public health schools and universities
  • Share information on mental health services/organizations
  • A way to reduce your carbon footprint
  • An image that highlights the importance of clean water
  • Something that got you interested in public health
  • Re-gram something someone posted that promotes public health

Follow APHA on Instagram @americanpublichealth and ASPPH @thisispublichealth for updates and winner announcements.

American Public Health Association