What is Move Mining?

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.


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. Get involved with Move Mining by submitting an original, 3-minute video showcasing your idea to improve the perception of mining. Five finalists present their concepts live at the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo, and the top winning team receives $5,000.