A look back at "So You Think You Know Mining"

Between 2009-2016, OMA ran the ultimate video contest for Ontario students, receiving almost 1,000 entries from across the province and giving out over $272,000 in prizes to students, teachers and schools. The challenge was to create a 2-3 minute video on the benefits of mining to society or a 15 second commercial themed around the Ontario mining brand. The videos were judged by an expert panel and substantial cash prizes were awarded to the producers of winning videos in a variety of Oscar-like categories, including Best Music, Best Directing, and Best Screenplay. Each year, the prizes were announced at glamorous awards ceremony, which provided a platform for young talent to have their extraordinary work honoured before a distinguished audience.

Watch a SYTYKM tribute video below and click on the links to view winning videos. 

2009 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2010 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2011 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2012 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2013 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2014 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2015 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

2016 SYTYKM Award Winning Videos

SYTYKM brought together a large and varied community of people who are passionate about our industry. We are grateful for the involvement of all competitors, educators, parents, judges, online voters - everyone who gave their time, showcased their talent and made the story of Ontario mining their own. Thank you to OMA members for generously supporting SYTYKM over eight years - together, we made it a Gr8 success.

Read some SYTYKM contestants' stories below. Go to photo albums to see highlights from the awards ceremonies.

SYTYKM Winners

SYTYKM teacher champions

SYTYKM trophies