Submitting Your Video Online

Are you ready to start sharing your video with the world?

Here are a few pointers to take into consideration when submitting your video online.

  1. To start the process, click on Upload Your Video
  2. Enter all of the important information including your team name, your entrance category, your team lead (a teacher or a parent!), your video name and the total number of team members
  3. Don’t forget to check YES to acknowledge the Rules and Regulations and the use of your video online
  4. Add all of your team members to the upload so we know their names and can make sure they have their parental consent forms submitted
  5. Upload Your Video
    1. Start by Dragging and Dropping your video into the grey box or by selecting Select Files in green text
    2. After you have selected your file, click on START UPLOADING FILES to complete your upload
    3. Wait until the progress bar reaches 100% and the message says UPLOAD COMPLETE to finish the form
  6. Upload Your Parental Consent Forms
    1. Start by Dragging and Dropping your parental consent form into the grey box or by selecting Select Files in green text
    2. After you have selected your file, click on START UPLOADING FILES to complete your upload
    3. Wait until the progress bar reaches 100% and the message says UPLOAD COMPLETE to finish the form
    4. If you have additional files to upload, select Upload Another File to add more parental consent forms
  7. Last but not least, tell us how you heard about Move Mining Next Gen!
  8. Submit the form and get ready, your video will be online soon!

Parental Consent Form: How to Submit

So your child is interested in participating in Move Mining Next Gen, but you’re not sure how to get started!

Download the Parental Consent Form

Download the Parental Consent Form

Here are a few helpful tips to make sure that your child has all of the necessary requirements fulfilled to have his/her video posted online.

  1. Every child must have a Parent/Guardian Consent form submitted regardless of whether he/she is participating as part of a school group, a team or individually
  2. The parental consent form can be submitted before, during or after the video has been submitted
  3. If you have more than one child participating in the video, you can submit a single form for both of your children using Add Additional Child feature in the online form
  4. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can download a copy of the PDF form and submit your parental consent form via email (scanned copy of a paper form), fax, or mail:
    Attn: Move Mining Next Gen
    12999 E Adam Aircraft Circle
    Englewood, CO  80112
    Fax: 303.933.6269
    *If submitting a paper consent form, a form must be completed for each individual child. Paper forms cannot be used for multiple children.
  5. Even if your child is not visible in the video, he/she must have a form submitted to be counted as part of the team

What about my child’s personal information being on the internet?

Your child’s name, age, school, etc. will not be shared online by SME/MEC as part of the video posting process. If names or references to personal information are revealed within the video, SME/MEC will not be held responsible. Video submissions will not be edited once submitted for posting. If you have concerns about your child’s personal information and he/she are working within a school team environment, please contact your child’s teacher regarding video submission and video content. If you have general questions about your child’s personal information being shared online, contact Move Mining Next Gen at

Video’s cannot be shared online or be eligible for the competition without a parental consent form being received by all participating team members (regardless of whether or not they are visible/audible in the video) before or on November 15, 2017.



Camera Shy? You have options!

Let’s face it: being in front of the camera can be a bit intimidating. We see plenty of people on television who can’t get enough of it. That’s just fine. Let them do it!
But don’t let your fear of being seen or heard keep you from submitting your reasons why mining is important! There are more options out there then your mug on camera! Have you considered these alternatives:

  • Claymation
  • Using drawings in chalk, white board, crayons, or markers
  • Puppets or stuffed animals
  • Anime
  • Computer programs (GoAnimate)
  • Use of pets (find great pet costumes online or make your own! – maybe not gold fish)
  • Computer generated cartoon (ToonyTool)
  • Slide show with photographs (Prezi)

….the list is endless! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Make a 3-Minute Video

Now that you have your video idea (answering the question why mining is important in our lives), it’s time to develop your 3 minute video. We’ve got some tips and tricks for you that may come in handy as you and your team begin filming.

  • Make it creative! Show us the fun you and your team are having sharing your message with the world. Use animation, props, and awesome filming locations to add excitement to your video!
  • Answer the critical question. Don’t forget to make sure your video and idea are answering the question “Why is mining important in our lives?” When the viewer watches your video, they should be able to answer that question right away.
  • Keep it short. Remember, you only have 3 minutes to share your message. Make sure that you keep an eye on your time, otherwise you may have to cut important parts of your video out.
  • Make sure your message is organized. Videos should be fun and exciting, but if it’s confusing you’ll lose your audience. Make sure that when you watch your video that it makes sense for people who have never seen it before. You don’t want your viewers to be confused.
  • Don’t spend too much time on introductions. Instead of introducing each team member, announce your team name! This will help save you some time that you can use for other parts of your video.
  • Don’t worry about being fancy! You don’t need big video equipment to shoot your video. Your smart phone, tablet or video camera will do just fine. Just make sure that you edit your video before sending it in so it’s in the right format.
  • Make sure we can hear you. Audio is sometimes forgotten when filming, especially in a noisy location. Make sure that we can clearly hear you in all of your video scenes.
  • Test Run. Want to know if people love your video? Share it with your close friends and your family to see how well they like it. Do they seem excited? Are they confused? Ask questions about your video to make sure you and your team are on the right track.

Want to learn more?