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Official Me As A Miner 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 5 through 18 may enter the contest.
  • Entrants must reside within the United States of America.


Art and Submission Requirements:

  1. Art must be two-dimensional, created on a single, flat sheet no larger than 9” x 12”.
  2. Art must be original work, hand-created by a single entrant
  3. Any medium may be used (e.g., colored pencils, crayons, or paint), although computer-generated art is prohibited.
  4. Art must be entirely of the entrant’s original design.
  5. Art must reflect the Contest theme and include the title, “Me As A Miner: Reclamation.”
  6. Entrant’s name, age, and phone number on the back of the Art.
  7. One entry per individual is allowed.
  8. Entries must include:
    1. Consent form signed by parent/guardian.
  1. Entries must be packaged so as not to bend, postmarked by August 19, 2019, and mailed to:

Francine Webber

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.


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 August 23, 2019 and notified via the telephone number included in the entry form no later than August 30, 2019.
  • The finalists’ art work 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 September 14, 2019, taking into account creativity, originality, appeal, and how well the entry conveys the contest theme, “Me as a miner.”        
  • Winners will be informed via the telephone number included in the submission no later than October 31, 2019.
  • Prizes not claimed by December 29, 2019 will be forfeited to the Mining Museum.
  • The following prizes will be awarded to the winning entrants:
    1. 1st place winners will receive one-half of revenues generated through tickets sold for the purpose of voting on the winning art (at least $35)
    2. 2nd place winners will receive one-half of revenues generated through tickets sold for the purpose of voting on the winning art (at least $35)
    3. 3rd place winners will receive one-half of revenues generated through tickets sold for the purpose of voting on the winning art (at least $35).


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 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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