MMTS, the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) and Dynamic Earth have partnered to bring three workshops to local students in Grades 9-12 to aid in preparing them to assemble creative and innovative videos to submit for the 2016 So You Think You Know Mining video contest hosted by the OMA.
This competition encourages students to share what mining means to them, the impact it has on our daily lives and in our communities. Shining the spotlight on the innovations coming from the mining world, students learned firsthand from mining leaders in the community. During these workshops students also learned how to plan, storyboard, scripted, film and edit their videos from world renowned filmmakers from Greater Sudbury!
Any students can submit a video to this competition, taking part in the workshops is not a requirement for entry.
Top videos win from $2,500 to $5,000! Early bird entries are eligible for an additional $500. Each winning video earns a $500 bonus for your school. Any school that produces more than 3 videos can win $2,000. Teachers’ Choice Award voters eligible for a $1,000 prize draw. So you think you can win? Submissions close April 4, 2016. www.oma.on.ca/en/contestpages/
This is a high profile provincial wide video contest that culminates in a Gala Awards event at the Royal Ontario Museum. Our goal is to offer the tools and resources to our students and encourage them to submit up to 25 videos this year, with many of them featuring local stories and innovations in mining from Northern Ontario!
Shannon Katary, CEMI