Help us share mineral exploration with the world! AME is pleased to announce the return of the highly anticipated AME Photo Contest for 2023, now exclusively on social media. We invite you to post and share your captivating photos of camp life, travel, grassroots prospecting, sample collecting, geological mapping, geophysical and environmental surveys, spectacular scenery, drilling, and reclamation.

Key details:

  • Prize: The winner will receive $250.
  • Timeline: Submit your entries (photos or videos) on either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter between Friday, June 30, 12 PM PST, and Friday, September 29, 11:59 PM PST.
  • Tag: Don’t forget the hashtag #AMEintheField!

Entry guidelines:

  • Use the hashtag #AMEintheField
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but please post only ONE photo/video per entry (no multiple photos/carousels for one post).
  • Follow AME on the channel you enter:
    • Instagram:
    • Facebook: AME
    • Twitter: @AME_BC
  • Ensure your account is public for us to view your photos.
  • Ask your friends and family to vote and share your photo!

Ideal submissions will:

  • Emphasize the human element of exploration by including people in action.
  • Capture individuals actively working in the field, showcasing the reality of mineral exploration.
  • Present people in a natural, candid manner without staging or posing.
  • Provide original and impactful visuals that resonate with viewers.
  • Demonstrate the diversity, safety, economic strength, and environmental responsibility of the mineral exploration and development industry in British Columbia.


  • Photographers must have the consent of subjects they photograph and permission to submit a photograph of personal and/or company property.
  • Entries must be the original property of the photographer. A photographer may not submit a photograph that is the property of another person or organization (e.g., proprietary photographs of a company’s mineral exploration property).
  • The photographer grants AME a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, starting at the time of submission, in perpetuity, to use the photograph in AME communications including, but not limited to, publications, social media, displays and AME-related use in news stories. The photographer retains the use of the entry and may continue to use the photograph in ways that do not infringe on AME’s use of the photograph.


Entries may be submitted up to Friday, September 29, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST.

The AME judging panel will evaluate the top five entries with the most likes to determine the ultimate winner. We will announce the winner on social media in October and in AME’s October E-news.