ANNOUNCEMENT:  The Move Mining program has concluded.  The program ran for six seasons and saw many outstanding proposals with ideas to improve the perception of mining, as well as the exciting programs implemented with the help of the program and prizes.  SME and 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 dedicated overall sponsors Komatsu for their support and contributions to the program and live events throughout the run of the program. Learn about the annual SME and MEC awards and competitions, and please continue to work with SME and MEC to further support the mining and minerals industry.


Congratulations to the Winners of Move Mining Season 6!

The five finalist teams in Move Mining Season 6 competed in the live event at MINEXCHANGE.  Team ViralMining from Colombia (People’s Choice Winner), Team TerraMovers from Peru and the U.S., Team Miner Simulator from Peru, Team Mining Awareness from Peru and Stark Team from Peru presented their ideas for improving the perception of mining.  When the winners were announced, TerraMovers won the $5,000 Grand Prize based on the expert judges’ scores!  


Watch the Move Mining Season 6 Live Event

Five finalist teams competed at the Move Mining live event during MINEXCHANGE 2022 SME Annual Conference and EXPO.  The competition was impressive and enlightening, and in the end, Team TerraMovers took home the Grand Prize of $5,000!  Meet the finalists here, including the winning team.  Watch the entire Season 6 competition here.

Move Mining is a dynamic competition aimed at elevating the perception of mining. From grassroots to global, teams pitch their best ideas on how to share the everyday importance of mining with the public.

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 execute concepts that will make a lasting impact.

Dynamic Event

A dynamic event that brings excitement and intrigue to the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo where the finalist teams showcase their concepts.