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.

January Contest

There’s more to sports and games than having fun with friends and family or thinking about your next move. Before the colourful game boards, sports equipment, and flashy graphics, there were mineral resources. Many of your favourite activities are made possible thanks to the materials that come from the ground. For instance, sledge hockey frames and skate blades are made with nickel.

The Challenge: This month, pick a favourite game or sport and tell us what mineral resources are needed in its development. Then, gather your family and friends and have some fun playing your favourite activity!

Bonus Entry: Tell us exactly where the non-renewable resources are found within that game or activity.

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 once registration and parental consent is received. 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 answer will get you an extra entry into the draw*.

Deadline to enter: January 20 at 11:59 PM EST. A winner will be selected by random draw on January 21st and will be sent an email.

Prize: This month there will be TWO winners. 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 in February 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.