Move Mining Next Gen is an online competition that explores what minerals are, where we get them, and how we put them to use. Your job is to convince a world audience of why a particular mineral is useful or helpful to our lives, why mining is important, and what careers are necessary to make the process happen.
Move Mining is produced by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
The next season of Move Mining Next Gen will open September 9, 2019. Learn more about Move Mining Next Gen and how you and your friends, classmates, or school can participate for a chance to win cash prizes and show the world how important minerals are to your daily life !
The Best Overall award is given to the video chosen from all entries that best represents the spirit of the Move Mining Next Gen competition. This video will rise above expectations and explore different filming methods, unique scripting, elaborate design and more while still conveying how mining impacts our lives.
Awarded to the video created by an individual or a team in grades kindergarten through 5th that inspires action, stimulates thought and creates excitement about mining. This video motivates viewers to explore how mining impacts their everyday lives and encourages them to spread the word.
Awarded to the video created by an individual or a team in grades 6th through 8th that brings the most fun and style to telling the world about mining. This video will be unique while still accurately sending the right message about why mining is important and how it impacts our lives.
Awarded to the video created by an individual or team in grades 9th through 12th that really brings creativity and a fresh take on presenting the importance of mining. This video will convey the importance of mining to the world through creative expression and unique styling.
Awarded to the video that not only inspired, but created BUZZ around the world! This video will have received the most votes online by viewers. Win this award by getting the most votes on your video before February 14, 2019.
You have done your research about mining and are now ready to share your message with the world. The next step is to develop a video! The video should be creative, fun and exciting; and should be 3 minutes or less.
Once you’ve made your video, it’s time to upload it online! When you submit your video make sure that you include your parental consent form. If you have more than one person in your video (like your friends), each of them will need a parental consent form sent in prior to the video being posted online.
After your video is viewable on the Move Mining Next Gen website, it’s time to share! Get as many people to watch your video as you can and have them vote. The more votes your video gets online, the greater the chance you have to win the People’s Choice award.
The “Move Mining Next Gen” Competition (“Competition”) is designed to give youth ages 5 through 18 the chance to explore how mining is impacting their everyday lives and create video in which they are sharing what they learned with the world. Your video could be a winner if it’s powered by creativity, education and fun and fully answers the question, Why Mining?.
You can enter the Competition as an individual or as a team of up to six (6) members. All team members must be in the 5 through 18 years age group at time of entry. Teams with individuals who do not meet those age requirements will be disqualified, and their Submissions will be void. For purposes of these Official Rules, Individuals and Teams shall collectively be known as “Entrants.” Teams comprised of individuals 18 years and younger must have a parent, guardian or adult team sponsor as the primary contact for the team.
Your video can be as simple as a shot of you explaining your idea, or as elaborate as an animation. It’s up to you! But the video must be produced by you, the Entrant, and be about your idea.
Videos must be submitted in English.
Here’s how it works:
It’s not what you say that matters. It’s what people hear.
Recent studies show a gap between what the general public has been hearing about mining and what the industry has been saying. They feel like they haven’t heard the positive messages about the industry that we know and love. And while they remain skeptical about some of the information that is produced by industry insiders, they are searching for a voice that can deliver data-driven success stories tied to real companies, real places and real people.
This is where Move MiningTM is making a difference in our community and our industry. Move Mining was created to help change the world’s perception of the mining industry. Individuals and teams from around the world participate in the Move Mining competition using technology, creativity and innovation to share their ideas on how to positively change or “move” the public’s perception of mining. The ideas address the core message pillars that mean the most to our audience and our industry stakeholders: economy, energy, environment, national security, infrastructure, innovation, technology, and safety.
Here’s how it works. Competing teams submit a three-minute video and one-page abstract outlining their concepts to SME by November 1, 2017. Four finalists are chosen by a consortium and one finalist is chosen by “people’s choice.” The people’s choice is a critical component of the 2017 Move Mining competition as it encourages teams to use social media and grassroots efforts to promote their concept.
All five finalists compete for a $5,000 cash prize by presenting their concepts before a panel of industry experts and a live audience during the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo in February.
To learn more about Move Mining, please visit www.movemining.org.
Hey Move Mining Next Gen competitors! Looking for some awesome resources to learn more about mining? Check out the Minerals Education Coalition to find everything you need!
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Where do I start?
If you don’t have any ideas, you can look around and think about things you use and enjoy. What materials are used to make them? How does mining make it possible? While you research these questions, consider www.mineralseducationcoalition.com (Teachers love this site too!). That website is full of information about minerals and mining. You will be amazed. You will need your video to be factual and truthful, because, let’s face it, you want to sound smart on this one.
I have my idea. Now what?
Once you have some thoughts about the idea you are want to deliver, determine your method for sharing that message. You are not limited to any format, but some ideas include a commercial, an interview, a newscast, a song, a poem, or a short documentary. You will need to figure out how many team members you will need to make your idea come alive. Your style in sharing your idea might be what makes your video stand out. Any good writer or promoter thinks about his or her audience. Do you want this appeal to kids or adults? Put your own style into it so that your audience can relate to it. The only thing you are limited by is the three minute time restriction.
What makes a great video?
Be sure your video has the three most important elements: visual, audio and message! Try shooting it a few ways and in different lighting so that the audience can really see you! If possible, use a microphone that isn’t just your phone/camera microphone so that you can be heard. Microphones help to eliminate background noise. If you are using music, be sure it is not copyrighted, and that it is appropriate for your message. Don’t let it drown out your speaking part if it is intended to be background music. Lastly, and most importantly, be sure the message is true, clear and factual. Even if you decide to make a funny video, be sure it has a message. Your goal is to teach the audience about the importance of mining, not just to entertain them for three minutes.
I’ve finished filming. Now what?
Have some trusted friends or family watch your video. Ask them to analyze it honestly. Did they get your message? Was it clear to them what you were trying to achieve? Could they hear it? Could they see you?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, it sounds like it’s time to submit your video and your parent/guardian consent form (Yes, just another friendly reminder about that consent form!)
How soon can I submit my video?
You can submit it, along with your parent/guardian consent form, immediately. Once it is screened for appropriate content, it will be posted online for the world to see. The longer it is up for viewing, the more time you have to get votes!
Now it’s time to promote your video! Tell everyone you know about your project, and ask them to vote! Have your parents put it on their social media, tell your neighbors and friends. Share it with your class, show your principal. Memorize the link (we will send you this once it is posted) and tattoo it on your forehead (that’s a joke, don’t do that). No, seriously, spread the word and get those votes! You would win $1,000!
Wow! That was fun! Can I submit another video?
YES! Just be sure you have another, separate parent/guardian consent form for each video submitted. Try your hand at another unique video, a different style, different music: anything you want!
When do I find out if I won?
Winners will be announced on December 15. Check back on this website for a list of winning videos. If you’re the winner, we will contact you via email. If not, please do not give up. We will be doing this again next year.
Upload your video early! You’ll want to make sure to share your video with your classmates, friends, and family to gain the most votes!
WAIT! Before you submit your video online, please read about the video upload process to make sure we receive your video. Watch the How-To Video to learn more!
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