What is Move Mining?

An online competition leading to one of the year’s most anticipated events, Move Mining is a competition designed to change the perception of an industry that’s already changing the world.

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The Videos Are In!

 CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO BY NOVEMBER 14, 2018!

The video with the most votes will win People’s Choice and head straight to the live event!

 Attend the Live Event or Stream It Live!

The Move Mining live event will take place at the SME Annual Conference & Expo on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:30pm MST. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the finalists compete in a Shark Tank-Style competition! Registration for the SME Annual Conference & Expo is open, and Move Mining is a free event when you register for the full conference.  Can’t make the live event? Catch the excitement through live Facebook streaming, made possible by Newmont Mining, at the time of the event.  Mark your calendar!
 

Move Mining is produced by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)

       

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What is Move Mining?

All About Mining

Focusing on an industry that impacts every aspect of our lives, with a focus to educate and promote the power of mining.

Creativity Leading Change

The power to change the perception of mining on a global level through creativity, design, and ingenuity.

Your Talents - Redefined

Professional and personal growth by showcasing and demonstrating your passion for the industry through your concept.

Exploring New Possibilities

It's more than a competition, it's about meeting and learning about the industry and the professionals that make the industry great.

Making Connections

Working with friends and coworkers to develop winning ideas, and to execute concepts that will make a lasting impact.

Shark-Tank Style Event

A shark-tank style live event that brings excitement and intrigue to the SME Annual Conference & Expo where the finalist teams showcase their concepts.

Move Mining is produced by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)

       

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Move Mining?

Move Mining is a program that stems from the idea to change or “move” the perception of mining in the public eye by encouraging individuals and teams to use their innovation and ideas, with the support of our sponsoring organizations, to share their positive messaging about mining with the world.

I see the finalists are required to present at the SME Annual Conference & Expo. What is the SME Annual Conference & Expo?

The SME Annual Conference & Expo is professional mining and minerals industry convention held annually. In 2019, the SME Annual Conference & Expo will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center.

The conference draws more than 6,000 attendees and experts from all fields, and offers an exhibit floor of more than 750 booths.

Move Mining will host a live event during which the finalist teams will present their concepts before a panel of judges and a live audience.

If your team is chosen as a finalist by our review committee or by popular vote, a minimum of two members of your team are required to present at the live event.

The Move Mining live event at the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo drew more than 300 audience members and was seen more than 4,100 times on the Facebook live stream.

How much does it cost to attend the SME Annual Conference & Expo?

If you are interested in attending the live event, conference pricing will depend on the type of registration.

For more information about the SME Annual Conference & Expo and registration pricing, please visit www.smeannualconference.com.

What is Move Mining Next Gen?

Move Mining Next Gen is an online competition for young adults k-12 that explores what are the types of minerals from mines, where we get them, and how we put them to use. Competitors will compete for prizes in four categories by creating a video to market to a world audience that addresses why a particular mineral is useful or helpful to our lives, why mining is important, and the careers necessary to mine and use the minerals.

To learn more about Move Mining Next Gen and how to participate, please visit www.moveminingnextgen.org.

We love this new idea! Can my company sponsor Move Mining?

Sponsorships for Move Mining are available at different sponsorship levels. If you or your company are interested in supporting Move Mining, please view our sponsorships online or contact our sponsorship coordinator at sponsorships@smenet.org.

We would love to have you and your organization involved!

We LOVE Volunteers

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the live event, please contact the Move Mining program at movemining@smenet.org.
It’s just another way for you to help support the movement!

Attend the Live Event or Stream It Live

The Move Mining live event will take place at the SME Annual Conference & Expo on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:30pm MST. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the finalists compete in a Shark Tank-Style competition! Registration for the SME Annual Conference & Expo is open, and Move Mining is a free event when you register for the full conference at smeannualconference.com. Can’t make the live event? You can still catch the excitement through live Facebook streaming, made possible by Newmont Mining, at the time of the event. Mark your calendar!

Get Started

It's never too early to think about a concept for next year's competition!

The winner of Move Mining will win $5,000!

Move Mining competitors have a chance to be chosen as one of the top five finalist teams to compete at the live Move Mining event at the SME Annual Conference & Expo on February 25, 2019 in Denver, CO.  Can’t make the live event? Catch the excitement through live Facebook streaming, made possible by Newmont Mining, at the time of the event. Mark your calendar!

Vote for your favorite entry to win the People’s Choice and advance straight to the live event!

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Your Idea in 3 Minutes

You have your concept idea and now it’s time to share it with the world. Develop a promotional video about your concept that summarizes your concept in 3 minutes or less. The video can be creative, fun and exciting. These videos will be the first impression the judges and the world will have about your concept.

Along with your video, there will be a required one-page abstract that includes the core elements of your concept. These abstracts will be crucial in providing supporting documentation for the finalist judging committee.

Submission Requirements:

Writing Your 4 Page Concept Paper
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Don’t let the thought of a video submission intimidate you!
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Submitting Your Video and Abstract Online
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Make a 3-Minute Video
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Preparing Your Abstract
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Filming Best Practices
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What is People’s Choice?
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The “Move Mining” Competition (“Competition”) is designed to give people ages 10 and older the chance to explain their idea to change the world’s perception of an industry that’s already changing the world – mining. The idea could be a winner if it’s powered by science, technology, or math, and is creative about the kind of innovations we’ll need to change the perception of mining on a global level.

Competition Entrants will explain their idea in a video. From the video submissions, the Top 5 Finalists for this season’s contest will be announced and will present their concepts in a “Shark Tank”-style presentation at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in February 2019 in Denver, CO. The First Place Winner will get personalized advice or commentary from a leader in their field of innovation, facilitated by SME Director of Marketing & Communications, on how to make their idea become a reality.

You can enter the Competition as an individual or as a team of up to six (6) members. All team members must be in the over 10 years age group at time of entry. Teams with individuals who do not meet those age requirements will be disqualified, and their Submissions will be void. For purposes of these Official Rules, Individuals and Teams shall collectively be known as “Entrants”. Teams comprised of individuals 18 years and younger must have a parent, guardian or adult team sponsor as the primary contact for the team and as a mandatory presenter at the SME Annual Conference & Expo.

Your video can be as simple as a shot of you explaining your idea, or as elaborate as an animation showing how it’s all going to work. It’s up to you! But the video must be produced by you, the Entrant, and be about your idea.

Videos must be submitted in English.  For help with translating your concept into English, see details in the next section (FAQs—What are the language requirements for submission?).

Here’s how it works:

The "Move Mining" Competition ("Competition”) is designed to give people ages 10 years and older the chance to explain their idea to change the world’s perception of mining. Competition entrants will explain their idea in a video. Videos are featured on the Move Mining website (www.movemining.org), the SME YouTube channel and the SME Facebook page. The Top 5 Finalist teams will write a 3-4 page concept paper and present their concepts at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in February 2019. The First Place Winner will be announced at the live event. By participating in this Competition, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Competition. The Competition submission period begins at 12:00 a.m. E.D.T. on May 1, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. on Nov. 14, 2018 (the "Submission Period"). The Sponsor of this Competition is SME Foundation, 12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO 80112. The Competition will operate as described below, on or about the stated dates: Submission Period (5/1/18 – 10/14/18): Videos are submitted according to the "How to Enter" description in Section 3 of the Official Rules. Judging Period (10/14/2018 - 11/14/18): Videos will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Four (4) videos will become the "Competition Finalists." People’s Choice Voting Period (5/1/18 - 11/14/18): Videos are available to view at www.MoveMining.org. The video with the most "likes" during the Voting Period (as of 11:59 p.m. E.D.T on November 14, 2018) will become the "People’s Choice Finalist." Top Five (5) Finalist Videos will be announced on or about December 17, 2018. Live Competition Judging: (February 2019): Finalist videos will be viewed by a panel of judges who are industry, communications and technology experts . They will be selected in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and will be judged according to the criteria described in Section 5 of the Official Rules. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected. One Grand Prize Winner announced on or about February 25, 2019, 6:00 pm M.S.T.
Competition is open to all entrants ("Entrants") who are 10 or more years of age and have Internet access as of the date of submission. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, members of their immediate families, and those living in the same household, are ineligible. Each Entrant must be the rightful owner of the E-mail address registered with the video when submitted (as described in Section 3, below). If Entrants enter as a team, one team member must be designated as the “Team Leader.” If a team is comprised of individuals 18 years and younger, a parent, guardian or adult team sponsor must be designated as the team lead. Entry constitutes Entrant's certification that he/she meets the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of any potential winner. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Individuals and teams do not need to be a member of SME to participate in Move Mining.
To enter, visit www.movemining.org and submit your video through the video upload form. Videos must be less than 3 minutes long. Videos will be loaded onto the SME YouTube channel and subsequently loaded into the Move Mining website for competition voting.

You must completely and accurately submit all required information to enter. If Entrants are working as a team, the designated team leader must be sure to fill in the section with the names of other team members and corresponding information so that entries can be cross-referenced. Entrants under age 18 (minors) need parental permission to enter the Competition. Parent, guardian or adult team lead must complete the registration form on movemining.org (at the foregoing link) for a minor's entry to be valid. If minors are working as a team, an adult 19 years or older must be designated as a team member and must complete the online form for each member of the team for the entry to be valid. Once we verify all necessary information, the video submitted will be loaded into the SME YouTube channel and will be added to the official competition website. All Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. on October 14, 2018.

Sponsor is not responsible for late or unsuccessful attempts to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to allow for minor fluctuations between the Entrant's timing device and the actual runtime of the Submission on the Competition Homepage, based on clear intent to comply with the Official Rules, as determined in the Sponsor's sole discretion.

The Entrant should be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Video Submission, including releases from the submitting Entrant and any third parties appearing in the Submission. Incomplete, corrupted, untimely, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. If for any reason an Entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Competition, Sponsor reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion which entries have satisfied the entry requirements.

Entrants may enter more than once, as long as all entries comply with these Official Rules, including without limitation the Video Submission Requirements.

ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT EACH ENTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The video must adhere to the following requirements: The video must be a maximum of three (3) minutes in length. The video must be submitted in one the formats that YouTube accepts. Videos must be submitted in either one of the following formats that are compatible with YouTube: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP and WebM. For more information on YouTube video requirements and standards, please visit https://support.google.com/youtube.

Any other formats submitted and/or exceeding the time limit will be disqualified. The video must be the Entrant's original idea (modification of a previously published work shall not be considered an original idea). Entrants should not knowingly copy another's idea, but entries will not be excluded merely because another Entrant has a similar idea.

Videos must NOT exceed three (3) minutes in play time. Videos must NOT contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing. Videos must NOT include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to music, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property. Videos must NOT contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, Video Submissions must not include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures; Use music that isn't originally written, performed and produced by you, the Entrant. All music featured in any video must be available to publicize and broadcast on a license-free, no compensation basis.

Videos must NOT include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities and friends who have not expressly authorized Entrants to display their image, likeness or voice in any submitted video or otherwise use such image, likeness or voice in accordance with these Official Rules. By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants that his or her entry (and Sponsor's and its designees' use thereof) does not and will not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party and does not and will not violate any federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Entrant further represents and warrants that he or she has secured the requisite consent from any third party referenced or appearing in their entries.

To the extent that anyone under the age of 18 appears in a video, Entrant represents and warrants that the minor's parents consented to the minor's appearance in the video and the public display of the video on YouTube. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates any of the Video Submission Requirements, does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, or that is not consistent with the spirit and theme of the Competition.

Entrants will retain copyright in their work, but each Entrant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, assignable, royalty-free license to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works, transmit or disseminate the Works in all media or platforms whether now known or hereafter invented. Entrant also waives any and all moral rights in the Works with respect to any use by Sponsor, sublicensees, or assigns. Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to publish and use the entries in any way, and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional, and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further consideration to Entrant or any third party.
Videos shall be available for viewing once they are submitted. Video views generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.
Videos will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Four (4) videos will become the "Competition Finalists."

The concept videos submitted for the Move Mining competition are evaluated by a rigorous two-step process.

Evaluation Process 1 validates that the video and abstract meet the basic criteria for submission. The basic criteria includes:

Who? – does the video/abstract identify the target audience?
What? – does the video/abstract include an executable (something that can be created, built, implemented, etc.)?
Where? – does the video/abstract include where the end user can engage with the executable (is it tangible, is it web based, is it an activity)?
Why? – does the video/abstract identify the messaging behind the executable?
How? – does the video/asbtract include a rough budget and project plan?

Evaluation Process 2 determines, from the qualified videos, the top 4 video submissions. The criteria for judging includes:

Content (The content includes a clear statement of purpose and the statement of purpose is clearly presented. A rich variety of supporting visuals in the video contribute to the understanding of the main idea.)
Organization (Concept, message or ideas are presented in a logical order. Video has a definite flow and focus.)
Audio Quality (Audio and other enhancements were highly effective in improving the concept delivery.)
Visual Quality (The video was very well edited. Scene(s) are clear, properly lit and the overall video shows competent use of video recording equipment.)
Emotional Appeal (Effectively appeals to audience emotions (happiness, surprise, compassion, humor, etc.) to achieve the persuasive goal. Vivid and emotive language, actions or visuals effectively used to engage the audience emotionally.)
Evidence of Research / Credibility (Information and data are used effectively to strengthen the concept. Supporting data establishes credibility and authority of the concept. Information presented is well researched and accurate.)
Impact (Resonates well with the audience and concept clearly identifies how it changes the perception of mining.)

Both evaluation processes include internal and external reviewers.
The official competition website records the number of "likes" each video receives. The video with the most "likes" during the Viewing Period (12:00 a.m. M.S.T. on 5/01/18 to 11:59 p.m. M.D.T. on 11/14/18) shall be deemed the People’s Choice Finalist. The number of "likes" shall be measured by the competition website’s voting method. In the event of a tie, the Sponsor may expand the number of days available for public voting. In the event that the video submission with the most votes is part of the Competition Finalists determined by a panel of industry experts, Sponsor reserves the right to choose the video with the next highest level of votes.

All decisions of the Sponsor are final on all aspects of the Competition. Finalist videos may be displayed on various Sponsor-branded media, at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
Concept Paper Finalists are required to submit a three – four (3-4) page paper outlining the concept presented in the 3-minute video. The concept paper must include, but is not limited to:

1. Executive Summary
2. Idea Details including charts and images
3. Target Audience
4. Preliminary Budget
5. Brief Marketing Plan

The paper must not exceed 4 pages. Papers must be submitted as a Word document or PDF. Concept papers will be given to the Live Event Panel of Judges one (1) week prior to the live event.

Concept papers must be written in English.

Concept papers must be written and submitted to SME no later than February 1, 2019.

Live Presentations
Each finalist team is required to send a minimum of two (2) team members (or 1 for 1-person teams) to present at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, CO in February 2019. As part of becoming a finalist or finalist team, SME will provide two (2) free 1-day conference registrations. For other team members wishing to participate in the live event, full conference registration is required. To learn more about the SME Annual Conference & Expo and conference registration, please visit www.smeannualconference.com.

Teams are permitted to build presentations as elaborate as they wish. Props, digital media and other presentation materials are highly encouraged. Event Coordinators will be setting the stage for competing teams. Props and other presentation materials must be manageable by a two person team. All audio/visual aids that will be used for the presentation should be submitted by February 1, 2019 for review by the Sponsor.

Restricted and Prohibited Items
Teams are prohibited from using dangerous goods during their presentations including but not limited to: ammunition, complete firearms, imitation firearms, explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing materials, toxic or infectious material, radioactive material, and corrosives.

Teams are advised to use their best judgement regarding presentation materials. For questions and concerns, please email movemining@smenet.org.
The Live Event Judging Period begins on February 2019. A panel of judges ("Judges") selected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will judge the five (5) Finalists and select a Grand Prize Winner based on the following criteria:

40% Originality and creativity of the idea
30% Practicality of the idea (in the sense of being scalable and marketable)
30% Effectiveness and clarity of communication and mode of presentation


Judges will be using a digital rubric to relay final scoring of Finalist Teams.
The potential Grand Prize Winner or Team, as determined by the Judges, will be notified onsite at the live Move Mining Competition event. The Grand Prize Winner or Team will be required to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, tax forms and other documents required by the Sponsor within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. If a potential Grand Prize Winner or Team fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if he or she is unavailable to participate in the Grand Prize meeting, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to forfeit their winnings.
One (1) Grand Prize: One Grand Prize winner or team ( "Grand Prize Winner" or "Winner"), will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. In no event will more than one (1) Grand Prize be awarded.

Winner cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No prize substitution or changes are allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor. If prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded in Sponsor's sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Winner is responsible for any loss of prize or portion of prize after it has been delivered.
In consideration of Entrant's Video being reviewed and evaluated for this Competition, each Entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor, its members and assignees, the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such Video, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of television and all forms of Internet and wireless protocol. Each Entrant authorizes the Sponsor and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsor to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the Video submitted to Sponsor, and to make derivative works from such materials solely in connection with the Competition (i.e., to create promotional materials). Each Entrant releases the Sponsor, and their assignees and licensees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defense and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. Each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Competition, including, without limitation, the Entrant's decision to provide the Entrant's submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Competition, shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between Sponsor and Entrant, does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entrant's video submission, and that the only contracts, express or implied, between the Sponsor and Entrant are as set forth in these Official Rules and the release forms. The Grand Prize Winner may be required to complete and execute additional documents and have third parties execute Sponsor's documents in connection with the rights granted to Sponsor as a condition of prize acceptance. In addition, by participating in the Competition and submitting a Video, each Entrant hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsor to use Entrant's Video, name, likeness, voice, quotes, comments, biographical information, photograph and/or image for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law. Except as required by law or permitted pursuant to these Competition Official Rules, the Sponsor will not share an Entrant's information with any third parties.
Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Sponsor's use of any such similar or identical material. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission. Finally, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of Sponsor's actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Competition, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition or other exploitation of the Video or any other production based on or allegedly based on the Submission, and the Entrant's rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
Sponsor shall have the right and sole discretion to edit, to refuse to air or transmit, or cease to air or transmit any Video whatsoever which it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules, or which it finds in its sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason, including with respect to Sponsor's standards and practices and other policies. Sponsor also reserves the right to replace the Grand Prize Winner's Video with the Video of an alternate eligible Entrant in accordance with these Official Rules if such Video and/or Entrant is withdrawn from or removed from the Competition for any reason, including without limitation, Entrant's failure to have Sponsor's documents executed by third parties. Sponsor also reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the Competition for any reason in the event that there is an error, malfunction, problem or other cause which impacts the operation, administration or security of the Competition or the Sponsor and, in such situation, to select the winner(s) from the eligible Entries received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. The opinions expressed in the Videos are not necessarily (and in some cases not at all) those of the Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for any materials provided by Entrants which are deemed harmful or offensive to others or for any harm incurred as a result of the Video's creation. The Sponsor is not responsible in any way for any injury, loss or damage which occurs as a result of an opinion expressed or information provided in the Videos transmitted on the website or on television. The Sponsor makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content or the accuracy or reliability of any information or statements contained in the Videos. All statements and opinions made by Entrants are those of such Entrants only, and the Sponsor neither endorses nor shall be held responsible for the reliability or accuracy of same. Sponsor is not responsible for the content or practices of You Tube or other third party websites that may be linked to the Competition Homepage. This site may also be linked to websites operated by companies affiliated with Sponsor. Visitors to those sites should refer to each site's separate privacy policies and practices.
It is an express condition of submission and eligibility that each Entrant warrants and represents that Entrant's Video is solely owned by Entrant and solely created by Entrant for the purpose of entering this Competition, and that no other party has any rights or interest in the Videos. Entrant further represents and warrants that the Videos and any use thereof by the Sponsor or any partners, subsidiaries and affiliates in connection with programming, advertising, promotion and publicity, shall not infringe upon any statutory or common law intellectual property right (including, without limitation, any copyright) under U.S. and international laws and shall not constitute a defamation, or invasion of the right of privacy or publicity, or infringement of any other right of any kind of any third party.
The Competition may also be promoted by a third party or parties (each a "Promotional Partner," collectively "Promotional Partners"). Entrant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, any Promotional Partners, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, successors, assigns and licensees, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents and representatives from and against any and all liability, claims, loss, damage, injury or expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in connection with any third party action arising out of a breach or allegation which if true would constitute a breach, of any of Entrant's representations, warranties or obligations herein.
By participating, each Entrant agrees that the Sponsor and its respective agents, representatives, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and legal advisers, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, and directors ("Released Parties") are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, postage-due notices, release forms, affidavits or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Competition to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Competition; (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Competition; (vi) acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from; and (vii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Competition at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Competition, strikes, lock-outs, acts of God, technical difficulties, and other events not within the reasonable control of Sponsor.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMPETITION, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION OR IN ANY COMPETITION-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO TRAVEL CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING THE COMPETITION HOMEPAGE AND ALL PRIZES, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Colorado law governs this Competition. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Competition, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Colorado or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Colorado. In the event of a claim or dispute, Entrants' sole remedy shall be limited to their remedy at law for damages, if any, and Entrants shall not have the right to in any way enjoin or restrain the distribution, advertising, publicizing or other exploitation (in any form of media) of the Competition Homepage, the Competition, and/or any intellectual property owned or licensed by the Sponsor or their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit any Entrant from participating in the Competition or to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole determination, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition; to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor may suspend or discontinue the Competition if, in its sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the Competition, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the Competition. SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THIS COMPETITION.
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For a copy of the Official Rules, visit www.movemining.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by November 14, 2018, to: Official Rules, "Move Mining", c/o SME Foundation, 12999 E Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO 80112. For a list of winners, available after February 28, 2019, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by January 31, 2018, to: Winners List, "Move Mining", c/o SME Foundation, 12999 E Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO 80112. Requests received without a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be fulfilled.

Move Mining is an open competition available to all--professionals, young professionals, students in the mining industry, and the general public.   Anyone with an idea and a passion for the industry.   If you are a marketing professional, but have a great idea on how to share the positive message of mining with the world, then you can compete in Move Mining!   Are you a stay-at-home mom with a way to teach K-12 students about mining in the classroom? You can compete in Move Mining!   Move Mining is open to any and all creative ideas on how we can change the public's perception of mining.
Move Mining competitors can begin submitting videos and concept abstracts May 1, 2018 through October 14, 2018.
Competitors are required to submit a 3-minute or less video in addition to a 1-page abstract of their concept online by October 14, 2018. Competitors must submit a completed abstract prior to their video being posted online for public viewing.
Videos must be submitted in either one of the following formats that are compatible with YouTube:

.MOV
.MPEG4
.MP4
.AVI
.WMV
.MPEGPS
.FLV
.3GPP
.WebM

For more information on YouTube video requirements and standards, please visit https://support.google.com/youtube.
Please do not include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production including but not limited to music, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property. Your video submission should not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

Video Submissions must not include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures and must not use music that isn't either completely in the public domain or has full permissions given for its use, or is originally written, performed and produced by you or your team.

Do not use music that is copyrighted. If you have questions about this, do some research. One website that has royalty free music at no charge is http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/tips/freemusic.htm.

Read and follow their instructions carefully. Some of the songs just need to be credited, but are completely legal to use. Videos with copyrighted music will not be able to be posted for voting or used in the competition.
The abstract is a very high-level overview of some of the critical components of your concept. The abstract is designed to give the committee choosing the finalists additional details about your concept in a very simple and easy to read format.

We recommend using the Concept Abstract template provided to submit your abstract. To view additional details about the 1-page concept abstract, please visit the resource Preparing Your Abstract.
The official competition website records the number of "likes" each video receives. The video with the most "likes" during the Viewing Period (12:00 a.m. M.S.T. on 5/01/18 to 11:59 p.m. M.S.T. on 11/14/18) shall be deemed the People’s Choice Finalist. The number of "likes" shall be measured by the competition website’s voting method. All votes must be made on the Move Mining website in order to be counted towards the People's Choice.
Go to the Resources section under Get Started. Check there for helpful hints and tips on how to make your videos.
Concept Paper

Finalists are required to submit a three – four (3-4) page paper outlining the concept presented in the 3-minute video. The concept paper must include, but is not limited to: 1. Executive Summary 2. Idea Details including charts and images 3. Target Audience 4. Preliminary Budget 5. Brief Marketing Plan The paper must not exceed 4 pages. Papers must be submitted as a Word document or PDF. Concept papers will be given to the Live Event Panel of Judges one (1) week prior to the live event. Concept papers must be written in English. Concept papers must be written and submitted to SME no later than February 1, 2019.

Live Presentations

Each finalist team is required to send a minimum of two (2) team members (if you are a one-person team, then one) to present at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, CO in February 2019. As part of becoming a finalist or finalist team, SME will provide two (2) free 1-day conference registrations. For other team members wishing to participate in the live event, full conference registration is required. To learn more about the SME Annual Conference & Expo and conference registration, please visit www.smeannualconference.com. Teams are permitted to build presentations as elaborate as they wish. Props, digital media and other presentation materials are highly encouraged. Event Coordinators will be setting the stage for competing teams. Props and other presentation materials must be manageable by a two person team.

For more information about the live event and requirements, please see the Rules and Regulations.

This is an opportunity for you to get creative! Get your friends to vote, and to pass along the link to family members, neighbors, teachers and classmates! Pass out cards with information on how to find your video (including the name of your video). If you’re old enough to have your own social media accounts, use your networks. Get your friends to promote it. We can’t wait to see what you do to promote yourself!
Do not include anything vulgar, inappropriate or inaccurate. We will not be able to post videos that make people feel uncomfortable or that go against the goal of informing people about the importance of minerals and mining in their lives. Please see the Rules and Regulations for complete guidelines.
We’re sorry. There will be no exceptions. Submit your video long before the October 14 deadline to ensure that you have the time to work out any issues you encounter in the submission process. (Psssst: this will also let more people see and vote for your video!)
The competition is open to professionals, non-professionals, college students and anyone who wants to compete; and does not require a purchase or an SME membership. If you would like more information about SME and SME membership, please contact membership@smenet.org.
For a team to qualify for the $5,000, they must be able to present their concept at the Move Mining live event in Denver, CO in February 2019. We cannot accept Skype or virtual presentations.
In order to create the best experience for our live event attendees, all teams must be able to send at least two (if you are a one person team, then one) individual(s) to present at the Move Mining live event. If you are unable to attend the live event for the presentation, you will forfeit your spot to the next qualified entry.
We encourage all teams to bring props and materials to the live event. Part of your concept will be graded on presentation and we are looking for more than just a PowerPoint presentation. Be prepared to have display boards, props, and handouts for the judges in addition to any digital media.
All videos, papers and presentations must be in English. Would you like help with translating your concept into English? Contact Lauren.Schmidt@mining.komatsu for free translation services for Move Mining contestants.
The Move Mining team takes great pains to ensure that all teams are competing fairly. All votes submitted as part of People's Choice are evaluated. Any spam-voting, duplicate voting or bulk voting will be removed. People's Choice votes are periodically reviewed and duplicate votes are removed. Prior to the conclusion of People's Choice, a last round of review will take place.

All teams are able to request documentation of their votes.

We encourage all teams to use People's Choice as an opportunity to share their videos with as many people as possible.

All votes for People's Choice are vetted via submission of a valid email address.
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring or supporting the Move Mining competition, we have many opportunities available. If you would like to speak with someone about sponsorship opportunities, please email the SME Sponsorships Coordinator at sponsorships@smenet.org. We also LOVE volunteers! If you are looking for an opportunity to participate in Move Mining during the live event, we are looking for energetic volunteers to help support the movement. If you are interested, please contact us at movemining@smenet.org.

Move Mining Next Gen

New! to the Move Mining program this year is Move Mining Next Gen, an international online competition for K-12 participants designed to engage one of our most influencial demographics – our youth. Participants in Move Mining Next Gen are asked to answer one critical question, “What would life be like without mining?” Using their knowledge from individual research and classroom education, teams create 3-minute videos that share their ideas about where minerals are found and mined, how we use them, why mining is important and what careers are necessary to make the process happen. Participants will compete for prizes in five categories, with four winners to be determined by committee and one by People’s Choice. The Best Overall Video will win a prize of $1,000.

To learn more about Move Mining Next Gen and how to participate, please visit www.moveminingnextgen.org.

Thanks to the Teams that Submitted Videos!

You’ll want to make sure to share your video with friends, family and co-workers to gain the most votes!


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Event location

Attend Move Mining at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in February 2018.

Location

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St , Denver, CO 80202

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