MINEX Russia Forum traditionally hosts national and international mining awards and competitions.

The 7th “Russian Mining Excellence Award”. Held since 2007 the Award benchmarks best achievements in the Russian mining industry. It is the only international Mining Award in Russia open to Russian and International companies and mining professionals.

“From Idea to Innovation” competition for mining students & young professionals. Held since in 2011 and supported by leading Russian and international companies and mining universities, the competition is aimed at encouraging research and innovation among Russia’s mining students and young specialists. The competition is designed to facilitate cooperation between mining companies and Russia’s higher mining education providers in the fields of technical innovation and practical implementation of innovative ideas.

“Miners and Mines of Russia” – 2nd Amateur photo competition. The competition aims to provide an opportunity for amateur photographers who work in mining industry in Russia to present their views of the Russia’s miners and mines through photo images.