posted 5/3/2014 by Women in STEM
'Dirt TV – what mining means to me' competition aims to raise awareness of the mining and energy sector amongst high school students in a fun, interactive way.
Aimed at student from years 7 to 12, the competition requires entrants to use their creativity and research to produce a short and compelling video clip illustrating “what mining or oil and gas mean to me,” for a chance to share in a total of $10,000 cash prizes.
Building on the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy's (SACOME) outreach to schools, this competition will reach the more arts oriented high school students who may be less likely to seek information about the opportunities within the resources sector.
Students could focus their video clips on a range of topics, such as the use of mined materials, the key economic role the industry plays in South Australia, employment opportunities, corporate social responsibility or the industry’s effect on livelihoods and lifestyles.
DirtTV is supported by the South Australian Film Commission, IMX Resources, Iron Road, Linc Energy and OZ Minerals joined BHP Billiton and Santos. The judging panel will include Adelaide Film Festival director Amanda Duthie, head of screen and media at Flinders University, Dr Alison Wotherspoon, Rising Sun Pictures managing director Wayne Lewis and head of music for the State Opera of South Australia, David Barnard.
Dirt TV is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents to the experts from both the media industry and resources industry. Winning students have a fantastic opportunity to meet arts and industry heavyweights, allowing judges and sponsors to see the upcoming local talent first hand.
For more information, including competition guidelines, head to www.dirttv.com.au