Entry to the Golden Hephaestus competition is now closed

Entry to the Golden Hephaestus competition is now closed

The judging panel of the Golden Hephaestus competition has begun work today, assessing the dozens of entries from companies, professionals, academics, students, and journalists involved in the mining and metallurgy industry.

The judging panel will operate on a confidential basis, assessing each entry according to five criteria, with the winner being the entry with the highest total score across the criteria. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by drawing lots or by a vote at the final general panel meeting.

The Golden Hephaestus competition aims to recognise good working practice and outstanding achievement by mining and metallurgy companies and professionals. The competition is once again free to enter and consists of 10 separate categories: Geologist of the Year, Miner of the Year, Metallurgist of the Year, Project of the Year, Innovation Leader of the Year, Leader in Local Content, Teacher of the Year, Student Thesis of the Year, Best Work of Print Journalism and Best Work of Television Journalism with entries coming in from all over the country. The winners will each receive a special award, and some categories will reward their winners with cash prizes. The Golden Hephaestus competition sponsored by ENRC.

The winners of the competition will be announced at an official ceremony on 4 July at the Rixos President Hotel in Astana, attended by official figures and delegates from Astana Mining and Metallurgy 2012 and the Kazakhstan Mining & Metallurgy Days events.

The Kazakhstan Mining & Metallurgy Days have been organised by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The 3rd Congress of Workers of the Mining and Metallurgy Industry in Kazakhstan is organised by the Association of Mining and Metallurgy Enterprises of Kazakhstan in partnership with the Union of Workers of the Mining and Metallurgical Industry.

The Kazakhstan Mining & Metallurgy Days and the Golden Hephaestus competition are officially supported by the Astana City Administration, Tau-Ken Samruk, the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund, and the National Centre for Complex Processing of Mineral Raw Materials of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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