One of SACOME’s strategic objectives is to increase awareness of the mining and energy industry within the South Australian community. As mineral and energy resources is one of SA’s key economic contributors and provider of jobs and business opportunities, every South Australian is a stakeholder. We engage with a diverse range of members, government and media stakeholders, sharing information on the sector and on our own activities. With such a wide range of communications goals our activities in this space are continually expanding.
Dirt TV is a video competition for Year 7 & High School students about what mining and energy means to them. SACOME created this initiative to provide an opportunity for students, particularly those more oriented towards the arts, to engage with a scientific subject and the diverse career opportunities available.
Dirt TV encourages students to research the facts and value of mining and petroleum, including environmental, uses of mined products, importance of the industry in South Australia and how the industry impacts their everyday lives. Student's learnings are spread through the Peoples Choice Award, which enables voting by members of the public. Now in its third year, the videos typically recieve thousands of views across South Australia.
MEDIA RELEASE - Adelaide Oval hosts High School film makers at red carpet event (below, the 2015 winning overall video team from St John's Grammar at the red carpet awards ceremony event)