Move Mining Next Gen

Move Mining Next Gen Competition

In Move Mining Next Gen, students from grades K-12 create and submit short, 3-minute videos to answer the question, “Why is mining important in our lives?”  There are prizes for a grades K-5 category ($250), a grades 6-8 category ($250) and a grades 9-12 category ($250), as well as an overall winner ($1,000).  There is an additional prize ($500) for the video that receives the most votes online—the People’s Choice winner.  Entries can be submitted between now and January 8, 2020.  The earlier the entry, the more time for People’s Choice votes!  Go to for more information and details!



The winner of the Best in Grades K-5 $250 Prize is:  Team Let’s Learn About Coal with Maddox, Carson & Evan by Evan Murray (OH) and friends Carson Sauvageot (OH) and Maddox Ochap (WV).

The winner of the Best in Grades 6-8 $250 Prize is:  Team The Clever Copper Shopper by Madison Husted (WI).

The winner of the Best in Grades 9-12 $250 Prize is:  Team Mara—Iron Mining by Mara Bernstein (MN).

The winner of the People’s Choice Award $500 Prize, with 1,308 votes, is:  Team Mining Rocks by Blake Austin and Chase Landon Butterfield (MN).

And, the winner of the Best Overall $1,000 Prize is . . .Team Let’s Learn about Coal with Maddox, Carson & Evan!

Here, Robert Murray explains how coal is used to his grandson Evan Murray and friends Carson Sauvageot and Maddox Ochap:

Thank you to all of our contestants for creating videos that explain why mining is important in our lives!  Thank you also to our Move Mining Next Gen overall sponsor in 2018-2019, Komatsu.