Move Mining Next Gen

Move Mining Next Gen Competition

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Move Mining Next Gen program has concluded. The program ran for six seasons and saw many outstanding video submissions from K-12 students about the importance of minerals in our daily lives. MEC would like to express our appreciation to all of the many competitors, reviewers, judges, volunteers and sponsors who made the program not only meaningful, but award winning. Special thanks to our overall sponsors the Nelson Brothers and then Newmont for their kind support. Please continue to learn about the importance of minerals in our daily lives at MineralsEducationCoalition.org.

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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 and $150), a grades 6-8 category ($250 and $150) and a grades 9-12 category ($250 and $150), as well as an overall winner ($1,000)! The new 2022-2023 competition is sponsored by Newmont.

Go to www.MoveMiningNextGen.org to see the submissions.

MEET THE 2022-2023 MOVE MINING NEXT GEN WINNERS!

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 2022-2023 Move Mining Next Gen Award Winners selected by expert judges:

Best Overall ($1,000) goes to Steele Chicken for their video, “Into the Miningverse.”

Grades 9-12, 1st place ($250) goes to The Copperheads for their video, “The Electrifying Truth of Copper.”

Grades K-5, 1st place ($250) goes to Will “Spaceminer” Kuhn for his video, “SpaceMining.”

Grades K-5, 2nd place ($150) goes to the Rock-in Sisters for their video, “We Need Copper with the Rock-In Sisters.”

Thank you to all of the participants in the contest!

 

MEET THE 2021-2022 MOVE MINING NEXT GEN WINNERS!

 

The winners of the 2021-2022 Move Mining Next Gen competition were:

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.

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