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OPEN FOR ENTRIES!

Move Mining Next Gen is open for new entries!  This year, in addition to the Grand Prize and the 1st Place Prizes for Grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, we are very pleased to announce the addition of 2nd place prizes for all three grade categories!  All entries are due by January 18, 2023 noon MT.  With more options to win, don’t hesitate to start planning your videos now!

 

SEE LAST YEAR’S WINNERS

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021-2022 Move Mining Next Gen Competition!

Move Mining Next Gen is an online competition for students K-12 that explores the importance of mined minerals. In partnership with our sponsor Newmont, we are proud to announce the 2021-2022 Move Mining Next Gen Award Winners in four categories selected by expert judges:

Best Overall Award went to “The Stop Motion Siblings” from Wisconsin, for their video about pyrite.

Best in Grades 9-12 Award went to “Steele Chicken” from Minnesota.

Best in Grades 6-8 Award went to Team “Serendipity” from Minnesota.

People’s Choice Award AND Best in Grades K-5 went to Team “Salty” from Utah.

ABOUT NEXT GEN

Move Mining Next Gen is an online competition for students K-12 that explores the importance of mined minerals. Competitors will compete for prizes in four categories by creating a video to market to a world audience that addresses why mining and minerals are important to our lives.

It’s teamwork

Work with a team to create a winning video. Involve your friends, siblings, cousins or pets. Collaborate on the idea and on the delivery of your idea.

It’s creativity

Choose your direction and put in your personality. Capture it and share it! How can you make yours stand out?

It’s promotion

Share your ideas in a way that conveys your thoughts, changes someone’s perception, or calls people to action.

It’s educational

A great submission will be researched and based on facts. Teachers may use this opportunity to challenge their students to stretch beyond typical curriculum to dig deeper into mining.

It’s a challenge

This competition will be judged by experts and by the world – and it comes with a cash prize!

It’s a chance to be seen

Video submissions will be posted online for the world to see!

Move Mining Next Gen is produced by the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)

Best Overall

$1,000 Prize

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.

Grades K-5

1st Place: $250 Prize

2nd Place: $150 Prize

Awarded to the videos created by an individual or a team in grades kindergarten through 5th that inspire action, stimulate thought and create excitement about mining. These videos motivate viewers to explore how mining impacts their everyday lives and encourages them to spread the word.

Grades 6-8

1st Place: $250 Prize

2nd Place: $150 Prize

Awarded to the videos created by individuals or a teams in grades 6th through 8th that bring the most fun and style to telling the world about mining. These videos will be unique while still accurately sending the right message about why mining is important and how it impacts our lives.

Grades 9-12

1st Place: $250 Prize

2nd Place: $150 Prize

Awarded to the videos created by individuals or teams in grades 9th through 12th that really bring creativity and a fresh take on presenting the importance of mining. These video will convey the importance of mining to the world through creative expression and unique styling.

Find Your Resource Through MEC

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!