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Youth Art Contest winners demonstrate diversity of mining occupations

November 16,2018

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The First Annual National  "Me as a Miner" Youth Art Contest asked youth to see themselves as a miner and illustrate what that would look like to them.  The entries depicted a wide range of occupations from diesel mechanic, geologist, environmental specialists, and a land surveyor among many others.  With over 100 entries, it was difficult to narrow them to the 20 finalists who advanced to the Youth Art Showcase at the 31st Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet in Denver, CO.  Guests from around the country cast their votes for First, Second, & Third place in two age divisions, 4-12 and 13-18.  The judging was based on three criteria:  How well the art reflected the theme, "Me as a Miner," creativity, and originality.   Additionally, an online poll on our FaceBook page determined a People's Choice Award in both divisions.  The winning entries follow below:

Leadville 1921 CEO                                                                                                                      Leadville 1921 CEO; Collin Reina, age 11, CO

Learning to Weld Zachary McMahon

Learning to Weld; Zachary McMahon, age 11, TX

Anime Miner McKinley Gardner

Anime Miner; McKinley Gardner, age 11, CO

Me As Diesel Mechanic Ben Woodcock

Me as a Diesel Mechanic; Ben Woodcock, age 9, CO

Reclamation Sophia Haas

Environmental Engineer; Sophia Haas, age 14, CO

Myself as a Geologist Cheyenne Havens

Myself as a Geologist; Cheyenne Havens, age 15, CO

Dreaming of being a Geologist; Amanda Moll, age 14, WA

Surveying; Hana Moll, age 14, WA


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