NEWS RELEASE: ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS AWARDED OVER $42,000 IN CASH PRIZES AT ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

Best Overall Entry: Women, The Future and Mining – by Marika Moskalyk, Marymount Academy, Sudbury

To view all the winning entries, click here: http://sytykm.oma.on.ca/peopleschoice/awardwinners?year=2015&utm_source=2015+SYTYKM+news+release&utm_campaign=SYTYKM+winners+announced&utm_medium=email

TORONTO, Ontario – The Ontario Mining Association today announced the winners of 7th annual So You Think You Know Mining video competition, which challenges students to tell imaginative stories about the benefits of mining to society.

Nearly 300 videos from across the province were evaluated by an independent panel of media and mining professionals to determine the winning entries in nine award categories, with prize money ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, and each winning video earning a $500 bonus for the contestant’s school. In addition, the public voted online to select the winner of the $2,500 People’s Choice Award.

OMA member company representatives voted in a secret ballot to select the winner of the $2,500 OMA Academy Award, while Ontario high school teachers picked the winner of the $2,500 Teachers’ Choice Award. There was additional recognition for an entry of special merit, as well as cash prizes for participating schools and teachers. Details about the contest are available on the SYTYKM website, where one can view the winning videos from this and previous years.

Best Cinematography: Generations – by Francis Huot; École secondaire catholique Thériault,
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“We are inspired by the extraordinary work of the students, whose videos seem to get better with each year of competition,” says Chris Hodgson, President of the Ontario Mining Association. “We are proud of our growing collection of high-quality, entertaining video stories that offer a fresh look at the important role that mining plays in our modern lives.”

The awards ceremony, held at the Royal Ontario Museum, provided a platform for talented young people to have their creative efforts recognized and honored before a distinguished audience, which included leading mining professionals, the Premier of Ontario and other government officials, teachers, parents and peers.

Among the winners, students from: Blessed Trinity Secondary School, Grimsby; Centre Wellington District High School, Fergus; Colonel By Secondary School, Ottawa; Confederation Secondary School, Val Caron; École secondaire catholique Thériault, Timmins; H.B. Beal Secondary School, London; Marymount Academy, Sudbury; Riverdale Collegiate Institute, Toronto; Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, London; The Woodlands Secondary School, Mississauga; Trafalgar Castle School, Whitby; Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton.

NEXT ROUND OF COMPETITION STARTS IN NOVEMBER 2015

Media Contact
Chris Hodgson

(416) 364-9301
[email protected]

Best Directing: The Doorway – by George Bull, Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Grimsby

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