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WHERE Challenge Mini

Mining Matters is adding a new series of contests to complement our annual WHERE Challenge.

In this series of mini challenges, a new contest will be announced each month during which participants will have a chance to win some awesome prizes, including colouring books, personal protective equipment and more!

Read the full contest rules to the right to learn how you can enter. All winners will be selected by random draw.

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About the Contest

Much like our annual WHERE Challenge, WHERE Challenge Mini is designed to inspire youth to discover the non-renewable resources used to make everyday items. With a new topic each month, each individual contest is a condensed version of the larger WHERE Challenge for those who are unable to enter the main contest – or those who want more chances to win!

*Please note that this contest is only available to Canadian residents.*

Click here to view contest rules.

To participate in the contest, complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

November Contest

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We’re all grateful to have a roof over our heads – especially with another Canadian winter approaching.

So, what’s that roof made of? There are shingles to tile the wood framing and supports underneath, protecting us from the elements; under that insulation and drywall to keep us warm, and wiring that powers our lights and devices. What else is in those walls? Pipes that provide and drain water – windows that let us enjoy the first snowfall safe, warm, and inside.

In this month’s WHERE Challenge Mini, Mining Matters encourages you to learn about the non-renewable resources that went into building your home!

THE CHALLENGE: Research some minerals and resources that could have been used to build your home. Draw a floorplan of a room in your home and label three items that contain minerals.

BONUS ENTRY: Create a 3D model of your room and take a picture with it for a bonus entry!

1. Complete the registration form. Parental/legal guardian consent is required.
2. Use the bottom of the registration form to submit your entry! Additional entries can be emailed to [email protected] once registration and parental consent is received. Please ensure your name AND your parent's name is included in the email so we can properly allocate your additional entries.

*Once you have registered, you can submit as many answers as you would like. Each unique answer will get you an extra entry into the draw*.

Deadline to enter: November 20 at 11:59 PM EDT. A winner will be selected by random draw on November 21 and contacted via email. 
PRIZE: The winner will receive a Mining Matters Prize Pack full of geology-themed activities!
Mining Matters thanks all participants. Remember – if you don't win this month, check back in December for another challenge!