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.

April Contest

Imagine a world without medicine, doctors, healers, or hospitals! Medicine has evolved tremendously throughout history and even today, there are many different perspectives on healing. Whether we talk about Western Medicine or Traditional Medicine, the common purpose is to allow people to live longer, and better lives. This month we are challenging you to think of what mined materials are essential to medicine, including various medications, treatment methods, or medical equipment.

The Challenge: Write a short paragraph explaining how a certain rock, mineral, or metal is used in some aspect(s) of medicine.

BONUS Entry: Try thinking from another perspective! If you chose a mined material used in Western Medicine, tell us about how that material or a different mined material is used in Traditional Medicine, and vice versa if you chose Traditional Medicine to start with.

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: April 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.