2017 MINING ROCKS VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS

First Place Wins $1,000. Runner's Up Win $500! Over $8,000 awarded in cash prizes!

BEST HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO
Winner:
Liam MacDonald ($1000) from Inverness Education Center Academy for “Future Carvings”

(** No runner-up prize due to only one entry in this category)

As selected by our panel of judges

BEST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO
Winner:
Jasmine Metzler ($1000) from Millwood High School for “How Much do YOU Know?”

Runner-up:
Nicole Dion ($500) from Madeline Symonds Middle School for “Mining. Why We Do It.”


As selected by our panel of judges

BEST COMEDY
Winner:
Jasmine Metzler ($1000) from Millwood High School for “A “Rocky” Interview”

Runner-up:
Nicole Dion ($500) from Madeline Symonds Middle School for “The Mine-O-Raser”


As selected by our panel of judges

BEST 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL
Winner:
William Adams ($1000) from Five Bridges Junior High School for “Mine Reclamation”

Runner-up:
Laim MacDonald ($500) from Inverness Education Center Academy for “Under Par”


As selected by our panel of judges

PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Winner:
Liam MacDonald ($1000) from Inverness Education Center Academy for “Future Carvings”

Runner-up:
Nicole Dion ($500) from Madeline Symonds Middle School for “Mining Matters.”


As selected by the public

Thank you to our panel of judges:

  • Hon. Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources
  • Membertou Chief Terry Paul
  • Timothy Habinski, Warden, the Municipality of the County of Annapolis
  • Bruce Morrison, Warden, Municipality of Victoria County
  • Martha Cooley, Executive Director, Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative
  • John Demont, Senior Writer, The Chronicle Herald; Author of Coal Black Heart
  • Sheldon MacLeod, Host, News 95.7
  • Iain MacLeod, ad writer and marketing consultant
  • Patrick McCarron, IT/AV Media Services Specialist, NSCC
  • Gavin Isenor, Past President, Mining Association of Nova Scotia
  • Peter Moreira, Founder of Entrevestor
  • Amanda Pride, Manager, Community Programming Halifax, Eastlink TV

Other prizes/donations:

  • Early Bird Draw: Jasmine Metzler and Nicole Dion. Metzler and Dion each won a $250 prize.


THANK YOU to all the students who sent in a video entry. They're all fantastic!