Contest Instructions

Get ready to turn your imagination loose and develop a creative message to answer the WHERE Challenge: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from? You may submit an individual entry or enter as a group with your sibling(s) and family.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Select an everyday object at home.
  2. Identify one or more non-renewable Earth resources needed to make that object (e.g., copper, zinc, lead, etc.).
  3. Tell us WHERE on Earth those non-renewable resources were discovered and produced. Are any of them found in Yukon? In other parts of Canada?

Now you’re ready to create a story to explain why non-renewable Earth resources are so important in our daily lives. Your story can be told through an essay, a poem, a song or play, a painting or a poster, an audio, video, or multimedia presentation or anything else you can think of, as long as it’s submitted in digital format. 

Remember, your entry may be used as a promotional tool to demonstrate how non-renewable Earth resources are essential to our everyday lives.

Entry guidelines are as follows:

Write Something

All essays, stories, lyrics or poems must be less than 800 words. If using a sharing platform for your document, please make sure your file is available for PUBLIC viewing; do not make it private.


Create a poster

A painting or poster must be 11” x 17” or smaller and submitted at a resolution not less than 150 dpi.


Make a movie

A multimedia presentation must be two minutes or less; submissions over 2 minutes will be disqualified. A script, storyboard or lyrics must accompany the submission. Please make sure your video is available for PUBLIC viewing, not private only.


To submit a video to the WHERE Challenge, simply access YouTube. You will be prompted to either create a YouTube account or login if you already have one and upload your video. Finally, head over to the Entry Form and make sure you post the link to your YouTube video when you fill out a form.

Please note that all entries MUST be submitted in digital format.