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Mining Magazine Awards 2023: Nominations nearly closed

Each year we celebrate excellence in the mining industry by inviting our readers to nominate people, companies, groups or projects that they feel have demonstrated outstanding commitment to advancing the state of play in mining over the past 12 months.

Mining Magazine Awards 2023: Nominations nearly closed

Nominations will close at midnight GMT on November 24, and we will announce the shortlisted finalists on November 29. See the criteria below.

The winners will be announced in the January/February print issue of Mining Magazine, and on miningmagazine.com on Monday, January 22, 2024. 

Please make your nominations here.

The award categories are as follows:

Mining Magazine's Technology & Innovation Award: This award highlights mining companies or individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry through technological advancements. It recognises the development or implementation of innovative mining methods, equipment, or software that enhance efficiency, safety, or productivity.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies that have made significant contributions to the industry through technological advancements.
  • Individuals or teams within mining companies who have developed or implemented innovative mining methods, equipment, or software.
  • Companies that have introduced groundbreaking technologies that enhance efficiency, safety, or productivity in mining operations.
  • Startups or technology firms that have introduced disruptive solutions to address challenges in the mining industry.
  • Organisations that have successfully integrated digitalisation, automation, or artificial intelligence into their mining processes.

 

Mining Magazine's Safety Excellence Award: This award honours mining companies that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting their workforce and fostering a culture of safety. It rewards companies that can demonstrate they have developed comprehensive safety protocols, develop innovative training programs, and continuously improve operational practices to ensure the well-being of their employees.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting the health and safety of their workforce.
  • Companies that have developed comprehensive safety protocols and implemented effective safety management systems.
  • Organisations that have successfully fostered a culture of safety and provided ongoing safety training and education to employees.
  • Projects or initiatives that have introduced innovative technologies or practices to improve safety in mining operations.
  • Companies that have achieved significant reductions in accident rates and improved overall safety performance.

 

Mining Magazine's Operational Excellence Award: This award highlights the companies that have successfully streamlined processes, enhanced productivity, reduced costs, and improved overall performance. These organisations have demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement and have achieved significant advancements in areas such as production optimisation, supply chain management, equipment utilisation, and workforce efficiency.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies that have demonstrated significant improvements in operational processes and efficiencies.
  • Organisations that have implemented innovative strategies to optimize production, reduce costs, and improve overall performance.
  • Companies that have effectively utilized technology and automation to streamline operations and enhance productivity.
  • Organisations that have implemented effective supply chain management practices to ensure timely and efficient delivery of resources and materials.
  • Companies that have demonstrated excellence in equipment utilisation and maintenance, resulting in increased uptime and productivity.

 

Mining Magazine's Company of the Year Award: This award recognises the top mining company that has demonstrated exceptional performance, innovation, and sustainability in the mining industry. It considers factors such as production volume, safety standards, environmental practices, and community engagement.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies that have achieved operational excellence through streamlined processes, improved productivity, and cost reduction.
  • Mining companies that have demonstrated exceptional performance, innovation, and sustainability in the industry.
  • Companies with notable achievements in performance, safety, environmental practices, community engagement, and financial success in the mining sector.

 

Mining Magazine's Environmental Stewardship Award: This category acknowledges mining companies or projects that have implemented outstanding environmental practices and initiatives. Relevant to companies across the value chain, it considers efforts in land reclamation, water conservation, emissions reduction, and biodiversity preservation.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies that have implemented outstanding environmental practices and initiatives.
  • Mining projects that have demonstrated a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • Companies or projects that have made significant efforts in land reclamation and restoration.
  • Organisations that have implemented effective water conservation measures in their mining operations.
  • Companies that have successfully reduced emissions and implemented strategies for emissions reduction.
  • Projects or initiatives that focus on biodiversity preservation and protection of wildlife.

 

Equipment focus:

Mining Magazine's Mineral Processing Award: Mining Magazine's Mineral Processing Award recognises outstanding advancements in mineral processing technologies that drive the mining industry forward. This prestigious award honours those who elevate the efficiency, sustainability, and value creation in mineral extraction and refinement.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies and organizations that have implemented innovative mineral processing techniques or technologies in their operations.
  • Technology providers that have developed groundbreaking mineral processing solutions for the mining industry.
  • Research institutions and universities that have made significant contributions to advancing mineral processing technologies.
  • Individuals or teams who have demonstrated exceptional expertise and innovation in the field of mineral processing. 

Mining Magazine's Drill & Blast Award: Mining Magazine's Drill and Blast Award recognizes groundbreaking advancements in drilling and blasting technologies. This prestigious award honours those who push the boundaries of efficiency, safety, and environmental responsibility in mineral extraction. 

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies and organizations that have implemented innovative drilling and blasting techniques or technologies in their operations.
  • Technology providers that have developed groundbreaking drilling and blasting solutions for the mining industry.
  • Research institutions and universities that have made significant contributions to advancing drilling and blasting technologies.
  • Individuals or teams who have demonstrated exceptional expertise and innovation in the field of drilling and blasting.  

Mining Magazine's Bulk Handling award: Mining Magazine's Bulk Handling Award recognises exceptional achievements in the efficient and sustainable handling of bulk materials across the mining industry. This award honours those who excel in optimising material flow, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing safety standards.

Who should apply:

  • Mining companies and organizations that have implemented innovative bulk handling systems or technologies in their operations.
  • Technology providers that have developed groundbreaking bulk handling solutions for the mining industry.
  • Research institutions and universities that have made significant contributions to advancing bulk handling technologies.
  • Individuals or teams who have demonstrated exceptional expertise and innovation in the field of bulk handling.

Please make your nominations here.

Criteria:  

Mining Magazine Awards 2023: Criteria

Eligibility

The Mining Magazine Awards 2023 are open to individuals, companies, and organisations involved in the global mining industry. Projects, products, or initiatives submitted for consideration must have been implemented or launched within the past three years.

Entry Guidelines

  • Entries can be submitted online via the official Mining Magazine Awards website or via e-mail to craig.guthrie@aspermont.com

  • Each entry must be accompanied by a supporting statement of no more than 800 words, clearly outlining the project's or product's significance, innovation, and impact on the mining industry.

  • Supporting materials, such as images, videos, or case studies, may be included to enhance the entry.

  • Companies are limited to a maximum of three entries across all award categories.

 

Judging Process

A panel of industry experts will review and evaluate most entries based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation and originality

  • Impact on the mining industry

  • Sustainability and environmental considerations

  • Safety and operational excellence

  • Community engagement and social responsibility

In some cases, the award shortlist will be put to a public vote.

 

Additional Rules and Regulations

  • The judges' decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process.

  • Winners may be required to participate in promotional activities related to the awards.

 

 

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