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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.

WHERE Challenge Logo with Teck (Final)
About the Contest

Much like our annual WHERE Challenge, WHERE Challenge Mini is designed to inspire youth to discover the non-renewable resources that are used to make the items we use every day. Each individual contest is a condensed version of the larger WHERE Challenge for those who are unable to enter the main contest.

*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.

December Contest


For the month of December, we've chosen the classic holiday lightbulb as our object of choice. These bright lights dazzle our homes, streets, trees and stores. They let us know that the holiday season has arrived, and it has! For this month's contest, we are challenging you to look beyond the colours and tell us how mining is relevant to the holiday season by responding to the question below.

The Challenge: Name a non-renewable resource that is used to make light bulbs.

Bonus Entry: Name a place where this resource is mined.

How to Enter:
1. Complete the registration form. Parental/legal guardian consent is required. Please ensure that your parent or guardian checks their email after you submit the registration form as it will include further instructions on how to complete the process.
2. Send your answers with your full name to [email protected]

*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*.

Prize: The winner will receive a Mining Matters Prize Pack full of geology-themed activities.

Deadline to enter: December 19 at 11:59 PM EST. A winner will be selected by random draw on December 20 and will be sent an email. 

Mining Matters thanks all participants.