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      Official MINED ART Minerals Make Music Youth Art Contest Rules and Conditions of Participation



Please read these rules and conditions carefully to ensure your eligibility for the Youth Art Contest (“Contest”) offered by the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (“Mining Museum”).  Failure to follow or accept any rules or conditions may result in disqualification. All Rules and Conditions apply to Entrant and his/her guardian or legal representative (“Entrant”).


Age Requirements:

  • Children ages 6 through 18 may enter the contest.
  • Entrants must reside within the United States of America.


Art and Submission Requirements:

  1. Art may be two or three-dimensional.
  2. Any medium, including computer-generated art, is allowed.
  3. Artwork must be entirely of the Entrant’s original design and not a copy of anyone’s copyrighted design.  The submission must be created by a single Entrant
  4. Submissions must reflect the theme Minerals Make Music and include the title “Minerals Make Music.”
  5. Entrant’s name, age, and phone number on the back of the artwork or otherwise attached to the submission
  6. One entry per individual is allowed.
  7. Artwork must be submitted with completed consent forms:
    1. Consent form signed by Entrant and a parent/guardian.
  1. Entries must be packaged so as not to bend/break, and mailed and postmarked by October 1, 2020 to:

Amber Johnson

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

PO Box 981

Leadville, CO 80461

Or, entries may be dropped off at our physical location of 120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO by October 1, 2020.


Prizes, Judging, and Notification of Winners

  • A committee of representatives of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum will select up to 20 finalists. 
  • Finalists will be selected on October 7, 2020.  Finalists will be notified via the telephone number included on the entry form no later than October 17, 2020.
  • The finalists’ artwork will be shown at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum Annual Induction Banquet.  Winners will be determined by popular vote of the attendees at the Induction Banquet on October 24, 2020.  Judging will take into account creativity, originality, appeal, and how well the artwork  conveys the contest theme “Minerals Make Music.”
  • Winners will be informed via the telephone numbe ror email included on the entry form no later than November 14, 2020.
  • The following prizes will be awarded to the winning Entrants in each age category:
    1. 1st place winners will receive at least $75.
    2. 2nd place winners will receive at least $50.
    3. 3rd place winners will receive at least $25.                           


Property and Usage Rights:

By entering the Youth Art Contest, Entrants and their representatives agree to and represent the following:

  • Entrant possesses the complete copyright to the submitted Art. 
  • Entrant grants the Mining Museum a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, commission-free, worldwide, time-unlimited right to use the submitted Art in conjunction with Mining Museum activities in any form whatsoever. In particular, the Mining Museum may publish, replicate, print, sell, manipulate and utilize the Entry without restriction on the Internet, Social Media Channels, in marketing or for other commercial purposes. 
  • Entrant grants the Mining Museum full permission to publish names, photos, and other likenesses of the Entrant in any medium, including the Internet, Social Media, newspapers, magazines, and other print forms. 
  • The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum reserves the right to cancel the Youth Art Contest for any reason upon notice to Entrants, in which event, any submissions postmarked by the cancellation date will be returned to their Entrants.


Liability, Waiver, & Release 

  • In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Youth Art Contest, and the possibility of winning the above-described prizes, the Entrant, his/her guardian, personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin hereby release the Mining Museum, its staff, personal representatives, heirs, agents, affiliates, vendors and assigns (together “the Organizers”) from any and all liability for damages resulting from participation by the undersigned in the Youth Art Contest, including but not limited to claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or of infringement of rights of publicity or copyright whether caused by negligent act or omission of any other person.
  • If any claim arises in relation to the Youth Art Contest, the claim will first be submitted to non-binding mediation prior to either party filing a judicial proceeding. Such claim shall be governed by the laws of Colorado without consideration of any conflict of laws provision. Any dispute not resolved by mediation between the parties shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts with jurisdiction in Leadville, Colorado.












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