New smiles from the Coastbeat Community

Spread a smile to the Coastbeat Community and beyond…

At Coastbeat, we believe a smile can go a long way. In light of that, we’re kicking off a competition to create smiles and bring joy.

Create a smile out of objects in the home with food or crafts or even outside with flowers, leaves, rocks or chalk. These ideas aren’t just for kids – we’re all at home together so parents should get involved too. Mums and Dads, let’s show our kids how important smiles are – now more than ever. They’re contagious too!

What we are asking you to do

  1. Create a smile out of objects from home.
  2. Upload your photo to Instagram and tag @coastbeat
  3. Encourage friends, family and neighbours to comment with a smile.
  4. The photo with the most smile comments will WIN 1 of 2 fruit and veg boxes and every entry will receive a Spread Coastbeat Smiles sticker.
  5. Most importantly, have fun, be creative and do it with a smile.

* Fruit and veg boxes are available per region, 1 box from Fresco Marketplace, Coffs Central (Coffs Harbour region) and 1 box from Organics MattR, Port Central (Port Macquarie region).

*Make sure you private message Coastbeat on Instagram to provide your home address so we can mail out your sticker or email your address to

Fun Facts about smiling

  • Did you know there are 19 different types of smiles and 6 of those are for happiness?
  • Smiling is contagious
  • Smiling can reduce stress and bring down your blood pressure
  • Your first facial expression as a baby is smiling 
  • Smiling is universal and a multicultural symbol of happiness
  • It takes less facial muscles to smile than to frown
  • Smiling can change your mood and make you happier
  • You appear more approachable when you smile
  • The average woman smiles 62 times a day and the average man smiles 8 times a day
  • Smiling while talking on the phone makes you sound friendlier and more receptive
  • Smiling releases endorphins and can put you in a better mood
  • Your attractiveness can be based on your smile
  • Teeth are unique just like fingerprints so why not show yours off with a big, broad smile?

Smile inspiration

But best of all, smiling is FREE and can bring a lot of joy to others so, grin away!

Find out more on smiling with a great read from the Psychological Bulletin.

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