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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.

March Contest


MAR 10 is Mario day! To celebrate this pixelated plumber, let's look at the plumbing in our houses. What does it take to get water running from the tap? This month we are looking at our taps, faucets and plumbing fixtures. Don’t try to jump down these pipes!

The Challenge: Tell us a mineral or metal that is used to make your pipes, faucets, sinks, toilets, showerheads or bathtubs. Make sure to describe which particular object the mineral or metal is used in.

Bonus Entry: Name where in Canada this resource is mined or name a country outside of Canada where they mine this resource.

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*.

Deadline to enter: March 19 at 11:59 PM EST. A winner will be selected by random draw on March 20 and will be sent an email. 
Prize: The winner will receive a Mining Matters Prize Pack full of geology-themed activities.
Mining Matters thanks all participants.