Photo Contest

Sponsored by the SME Coal & Energy Division.

SME would like to thank everyone who submitted their images in this year’s contest. We had some great entries and look forward to seeing the images at our upcoming SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, CO.

About the Theme

This year's theme is "Mining Works: People, Process, Progress” which will look for images including People, Process (such as optimizations), and Progress (innovation at work) in our industry.

Winners and Honorable Mentions:

Winners:

1st Place

2019 SME Photo Contest

Alyssa Kendir

Optimizing grade control-blast movement monitoring, Cowal gold mine, Australia

 

2nd Place

2019 SME Photo Contest

Richard Bishop

Mining researchers awaiting test study results

 

3rd Place

2019 SME Photo Contest

Colin Duncan

Tunneling Boring Machine (TBM)

 

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Yahiya Al-Shangiti

Adewahy Gold Mine - Ball mill

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Isabel Casasbuenas

Beneficiation plant optimization

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

John Forster

Chilean Copper Operation

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Nathan Gillespie

Through the Woods

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Lennie Hanner

PSGC's Lively Grove Mine rescue team at the Illinois state coal mine rescue contest

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Raleke Ralus Okeke

Loading Limestone unto a rigid dump truck in SW pit at Majan Limestone quarry, Salalah, Oman

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Jack Petersen

Swing shift

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Filipe Pinto

Mineralogy details

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Siba Sankar Sahu

All creation is a mine, and every man a miner

 

Honorable Mention

2019 SME Photo Contest

Fanteri Aji Dharma Suparno

Various brands on one frame

 

Feeling inspired? Keep your camera handy for the 2020 Photo Contest which opens this fall.

*All prizes subject to availability. Please contact SME Customer Service if you need any assistance.

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