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Enter for a chance to win an amazing, career-enhancing trip to the SAP Mining and Metals Forum in Darmstadt, Germany, 8-9 October, 2014.

This event will allow two students the unique opportunity to meet with key industry leaders from all over the world, and learn from their first-hand experiences about career opportunities, business challenges, and opportunities in these essential markets that form the beginning of the supply chain for so many other industries, from automobile manufacturing to medicine to energy and high-tech products such as mobile devices.  Each winning student will have their travel expenses paid by SAP. This is in alignment with SAP’s commitment not only to the Mining and Metals industries but also to inspiring students around the world to engage in meaningful careers and research opportunities.
Enter to win by creating a blog on one of these themes:

1. How will your studies help you to enable safe and profitable mineral production and/or differentiate in commodity markets once you enter the working world?



2. How can digitalization and the Internet of Things change the working environment and efficiency in the metals and mining industry?

There are opportunities in areas you may never even have considered as being essential to mining – software engineering, database management, accounting and finance, logistics, human resources, business management, operational risk management, equipment management and maintenance, procurement and more.

The 10 best blogs of the first online showdown will be determined by an online community via SAP Community Network (SCN) for Mill Products and Mining . The 10 blogs that accumulate the most “SCN likes” by 25 July 10 am Middle European Time(“MET”) will make it to the next round.
In a second showdown an SAP Industry expert jury will choose the two winner blogs out of the ten winners of the first showdown by 15 August 10 am (MET).
The blogs will be promoted by the SAP Mill Products and Mining community, thus increasing your visibility to prospective employers. 
These two winners of the competition will be invited to travel to and blog about the SAP Mill Products and Mining Forum in Darmstadt Germany. Don’t miss the opportunity to travel to Darmstadt and enter the competition today!

What’s included? Flights and daily allowance for accommodation, food and travel within the host country will be covered.

Timing? SAP Mining and Metals Forum is on October 8-9, 2014. The contest winner will be flown to the host country for about three days, beginning October 7th and ending October 9th 2014.


How to Enter
1. Inform and Inspire. Write a compelling blog post describing how your studies will help you to enable safe and profitable mineral production and/or differentiate in commodity markets once you enter the working world or how digitalization and the Internet of Things can change the working environment and efficiency in the metals and mining industry?


2. Post your Blog

- First please register on SCN  (for more details click here: how to register on SCN)

   If you have problems registering please contact:

- Post your blog on SAP Community Network (SCN)  for Mill Products and Mining.
- Add “MMForum:” to the title of your blog.
- Tag your blog with: “ua_blogs, “ua_news”, “Mining_and_Metals_Forum”, “Blog_competition”, “Mining”, “Metals”…you are free to add more tags.



See what other students have posted so far: click here


3. Entries must be received between 1 May 2014, 12:00 AM Middle European Time (“MET”) and 26 June 2014, 11:59 PM (MET).


4. Recommended -  Increase your chances of winning:
- Post a link to your SCN Blog on the Mill Products and Mining Facebook Fan page with this comment, “I just entered to win an amazing trip to Germany for the SAP Mining and Metals Forum 2014. Read my blog post about……
- Post a link to your story on Twitter with the hash tag #mmforum and @SAPMillMining, and encourage friends to comment, ‘like’ the post on SCN, and retweet your post across Facebook and Twitter.


Submission Guidelines
- Your post should be engaging, interesting, and passionate. Blogging is more personal than journalistic or academic writing.
- Clarity is essential. Make it short, snappy and concise. The blog must be a minimum of 400 words and a maximum of 600 words.
- Be original and stand out from the crowd. This should increase your chances of winning.
- Read the SAP Metals and Mining Forum website. This will give you detailed information on this year’s topics.
- For ideas on topic areas, please visit our Value Map for Mining and our Value Map for Mill Products (Metals).
- Support your post with links to other web pages that are contextual to your post, including a link to the SAP Metals and Mining Forum website. Check other Metals and Mining blogs to see how they do it.
- Ask your friends to comment on your post. The more comments, likes, and re-tweets your post has, the greater your chances of winning.



Can I submit more than one entry?


Which languages are accepted?
Entries will be accepted only in English


Will I get paid if my piece appears in the paper or online?
Can I use an existing piece?
Your piece must not have been published before, and should be written specifically for this competition by yourself.
Can the deadline be extended?


What if I am selected but unable to go to the host country?
By entering the competition you confirm that you will be available to travel for SAP Metals and Mining Forum from October 7th until October 9th. There will be no alternative price, event or payout if you are unable to go.


My article is over the word limit - will I be disqualified?
All entries that are more than 10% over the maximum word count of 600 words will be disqualified.


Will I lose any rights to my work by entering the competition?
Once an entry is submitted to the competition, SAP will have the right to use your entry in connection with the competition, including the right to copy, edit, display, publish and make available your entry in any format.


If you have any further questions regarding the competition please sent the questions directly to brigitte.kleinschmidton the SCN site.


Please find the "Official Rules to the SAP Mining and Metals Blog Contest" as attachement.