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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?

 

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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: brigitte.kleinschmidt@sap.com

– 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.

 

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Can I submit more than one entry?
No.

 

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

 

Will I get paid if my piece appears in the paper or online?
No.
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?
No.

 

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 Kleinschmidt on the SCN site.

 

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

 

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    1. Brigitte Kleinschmidt Post author

      Hi Pratik,

      yes, absolutely. The students will have the chance to meet and talk to experts from the Mining and Metals industry and learn about the latest innovations in technology. They will get insights from SAP,  ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp, Gerdau, Tenaris, Peabody Energy, Dubai Aluminium, Vedanta Resources and more.

      It’s really a great and exciting event. If I were a student, I would definitely take part in that competition.

      Regards,

      Brigitte

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  1. Marcia Walker

    This is so exciting!  I had the opportunity to visit Germany when I was a student, and it was pretty life-changing (for example, I now work for SAP!).  I love seeing the possibilities here:

    • Students studying marketing could address the unique B2B challenges of selling mining and metals products
    • Anthropology students could write about the contributions anthropology can make to maintaining and strengthening communities in areas with remote mining operations
    • Marketing students can write about best practices in social media for globally dispersed operations
    • Engineering students can be innovative describing machine-to-machine communications and how to enhance safety
    • Human resources students can describe talent management challenges and how to recruit, train, and engage diverse talent…..

    And on and on!  Now *I* want to write a blog!  I can’t win the contest – but I can, and will, tell ALL my friends about it.

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  2. Snezana Ilic

    Hello everyone,

    I have just discovered this awesome website for SAP Users! Will be using this website quite often I am sure.

    I was trying to send a private message to Brigitte. However, did not succeed in that so I will post my question here.

    As a Rio Tinto Graduate in the field of Finance, I am very much interested to attend this contest. However, I am not sure if I am eligible. I saw in the official rules that one of the requirements is to be a legal resident of one of the listed countries. Is this different than term Citizenship? If yes, what would be the definition of legal Resident?

    Thanks for clarifying this for me.

    Best regards,

    Sneza

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    1. Marcia Walker

      Sneza:  Brigitte is currently out of the office so I will look into this for you. Best regards, Marcia Walker

      Update:  Sneza and I communicated privately and this matter has been addressed.

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  3. SUMIT KOCHHAR

    Hi Brigitte,

    I came to know bit late about this competition. Can you please tell, if there is any registration to be done for taking part?

    Kindly guide.

    Regards,

    Sumit Kochhar

    Master of ERP/MBA Student

    Victoria University

    Melbourne

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    1. Brigitte Kleinschmidt Post author

      Hello Sumit,

      no problem. Entry deadline is 26 June 2014. No, there is no additinal registration necessary. Just provide as much information as you can about yourself on your SCN profile. A picture of you is also welcome.

      And then just go ahead and post your blog here:

      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.

      Regards,

      Brigitte

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  4. Brigitte Kleinschmidt Post author

    Dear students, the 10 blogs that accumulate the most “SCN likes” will make it to the final round. So don’t waste time. Post your blog now and increase your chances of winning! Regards, Brigitte

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  5. Nikhil N Jannu

    Hi,

    Here it has been mentioned that there will be two prize winners travelling to Germany,  whereas in the official rules document provided above,  it reads

    9.PRIZES:

    One (1) Grand Prize consisting of a trip to the SAP Metals and Mining Forum that will take place in Darmstadt, Germany in October 2014.

    The trip consists of round-trip coach class air transportation for the potential winner and one (1) guest (i.e., a total of 2 travelers) from the major gateway airport nearest the potential winner’s home”

    So I just wanted to know, out of curiosity in fact,  will there be two winner blogs, or just one, who will be travelling to Germany???

    With Regards,

    Nikhil

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    1. Brigitte Kleinschmidt Post author

      Hello Nikhil,

      As the announcement states there will be two winners (students) of the blog contest. Flights and daily allowance for accommodation, food and travel within the host
      country will be covered for each of the two winners.

      To avoid ambiguity we adjusted the Official Rules accordingly “One (1) Grand Prize consisting of a trip to the SAP Metals and Mining Forum that will take place in
      Darmstadt, Germany in October 2014.  The trip consists of round-trip coach class air transportation for the potential winner from the major gatewayairport nearest the potential winner’s home to the metropolitan Frankfurt area…”

      Regards,

      Brigitte

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  6. Adrian Wirawan

    Hi Brigitte, looks like i’m late for the competition (it’s already 28 June).

    Could the deadline be extended please? 🙁

    I really want to join in this competition..

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    1. Brigitte Kleinschmidt Post author

      Dear Adrian Wirawan,

      Thank you very much for your interest in the Blog Competition. Unfortunately we cannot
      accept submissions after the deadline for reasons of fairness.

      We are very sorry.

      Regards,

      Brigitte Kleinschmidt

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