NYGMI Video Contest



As students settle into the new school year, the Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) is hoping to inspire junior high and high schools to get creative – and win big.

That’s right, the “Mining ROCKS! Video Contest” is back for a second year. The contest, which is open to all junior high and high school students in Nova Scotia, encourages kids to produce short videos about mining and quarrying. The winners in five different categories will be awarded $1000, with $500 going to the runner-up. The videos can be about virtually any aspect of mining and quarrying, including its economic importance, environment and reclamation, historical facts and beneficial end-uses of mining products. And we encourage students to have fun with it – to be creative and make their video stand out from the crowd.

Students will upload their video to the MANS website and a panel of judges, who are mainly independent of the industry, will pick the winners for the Best Junior High School Video, Best High School Video, Best Comedy (a new category this year) and Best 30-Second Commercial. The fifth category, the People’s Choice winner, will be decided by the public through an online vote.

The judging panel includes Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources, Membertou Chief Terry Paul, as well as several accomplished film and media professionals.

The deadline for video entries is February 26, 2016. In addition, students who get their videos in by January 15, 2016 will be entered into a $500 “early bird” draw.

Do you have children or grandchildren in junior high or high school? Encourage them to enter! While they are having fun putting together their video with their eyes on big prizes, they'll be learning loads about the industry that you are a part of! We call that a win-win!

Visit Mining Rocks! Video Contest to learn more!