SME Media Contest

Share your best images and videos to share the importance of mining in the day to day.

All winning images & videos will be displayed in an online gallery with credit. Submissions may also appear in future issues of Mining Engineering and on the SME websites and social media to promote future events.

Envisioning Mining Success | Critical Minerals

A multimedia competition elevating mining worldwide

This year, in addition to the photo contest, the SME media contest is expanding to allow for video entries. Share the importance of mining by conveying your view of what makes mining so important in the day-to-day. Choose which platform you are most comfortable with and submit your media to help inform the public about why mining critical minerals is important for global success.

Submissions will be accepted from November 14, 2022 until January 5, 2023.

Submit Photos     Submit a Video

SME Media Contest Prize Categories*:

Best Photos

  • First Place – $500 and 1 year of SME Membership.
  • Second Place – $250 and 1 year of SME Membership.
  • Third Place – $100 and 1 year of SME Membership.
  • Honorable mentions – Super cool SME branded giveaways!

Best Videos

  • First Place – $500 and 1 year of SME Membership.
  • Second Place – $250 and 1 year of SME Membership.
  • Third Place – $100 and 1 year of SME Membership.
  • Honorable mentions – Super cool SME branded giveaways!

You will need a photographic release form filled out by any person in your photographs/videos or by a property owner, so please download the appropriate form below and retain for your records.

Permission for Photography/Filming of Person
Permission for Photography/Filming of Property

Photo Submission Rules
Video Submission Rules

All winning images & videos will be displayed in an online gallery with credit. Submissions may also appear in future issues of Mining Engineering and on the SME websites and social media to promote future events.

*All prizes subject to availability. Please contact Marketing if you need any assistance.