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 the contest rules.

To participate in the contest, complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

February Contest

Brrrr, it’s cold! One of the best parts about the cold winter months is that winter sports are in full swing! Do you enjoy hockey, skiing, figure skating, or curling? Did you know that these sports would not be possible without rocks, minerals, and metals? Imagine trying to skate with no skates, ski with no skiis, or curl with no rock. This month we are challenging you to choose your favourite winter sport and tell us what mined materials that sport would not exist without.

The Challenge: Choose your favourite winter sport and write a short paragraph to tell us at least one rock, mineral, or metal that is required to play that sport and where in the world that mined material comes from.

BONUS Entry: Tell us why the winter sport you chose is your favourite!

How to Enter:
1. Use the top of the registration form to submit your entry (and bonus)! Additional entries can be submitted through submitting the form again or emailed to info@miningmatters.ca, please use the subject line: WHERE Challenge Mini. Please ensure your name AND your parent’s name are included in the email so we can properly allocate your additional entries.
2. Complete the registration form. Parental/legal guardian consent is required.

*Once you have registered, you can submit as many answers as you would like. Each unique set of answers will get you an extra entry into the draw*.

Deadline to enter: February 20 at 11:59 PM ET. A winner will be selected by random draw and will be sent an email.

Prize: Winners will receive a Mining Matters Prize Pack full of geology-themed activities!

Mining Matters thanks all participants. Remember – if you don’t win this month, check back next month for another challenge!

Registration Form

    Participant Response

    Child Information

    I have read the Rules and agree to the Terms and Conditions.


    Parent/Guardian Information

    You will receive an email confirmation of your child's submission.

    I give permission for my child to enter the contest, agree to the Rules and confirm that I have reviewed the information in this registration form.

    Optional Permission to Correspond

    Thank you for providing the above information. This form completes the registration process for your child to participate in the Mining Matters WHERE Challenge Mini contest for the current month.