Please see below the award categories for Mining Journal Awards 2019.  

BEST NEW DISCOVERY MOST IMPROVED JURISDICTION
BEST NEW TECHNICAL DISCOVERY MOST SUSTAINABLE MINER
BEST EXPLORER/ DEVELOPER BEST M&A TRANSACTION
CEO OF THE YEAR BEST-PERFORMING FUND MANAGER
BEST FINANCING/ STRUCTURED DEAL INNOVATION LEADER
BEST NEW LEADER METS AWARD
MINING JOURNAL SELECT AWARD MINING GENDER DIVERSITY CHAMPION
CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR

 BEST NEW DISCOVERY

Unique global recognition of the industry’s best new mineral discoveries, focusing on projects that have world-class drill intersections and/or other creditable results recorded and publicly announced by owners in the past 12 months. Award judges will assess exploration results AND maiden resources/reserves.

MOST IMPROVED JURISDICTION

(SUPPORTED BY THE WORLD RISK REPORT)

The only international mining investment award recognising a country that has seen the most profound change in its investment settings/investment appeal to foreign investors, in the 12-month period under review.

BEST NEW TECHNICAL STUDY 

Important international award recognising the mining project, or expansion, study providing investors and other stakeholders with the best information and insight into the value case underpinning the project.

MOST SUSTAINABLE MINER

Mining Journal recognises the mining company with the best track record, or establishing new international benchmarks, for environmentally and socially sustainable and responsible project development and/or operating practices. The winning company will be one that is consistently applying its sustainability dogma at the enterprise and project levels.

BEST EXPLORER/ DEVELOPER

Global award recognising the exploration/development company (non-miner) with the best record of value creation, and generation of total shareholder returns, over the trailing 12 months.

BEST M&A TRANSACTION

The global industry award that recognises the best deal executed in the year under review.

CEO OF THE YEAR

(SUPPORTED BY THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REPORT) 

Mining Journal’s unique global award recognising the chief executive officer of the mining and/or exploration/development company with the best record of delivery, value creation, corporate development and financial performance, and shareholder returns, over the trailing 12 months. 

BEST PERFORMING FUND MANAGER

(SUPPORTED BY GLOBAL FINANCE REPORT)

Mining Journal’s unique global award recognising the mining fund manager with the best overall value-creation record for the year in focus.

BEST FINANCING/ STRUCTERED DEAL

Award highlights a financing structure for a corporate transaction or project development that has given an enterprise/project the best overall platform for immediate and long-term success.

INNOVATION LEADER

The mining industry’s only international award recognising genuine innovation in the industry – innovation signifying real process, strategic, cultural and/or technological change that positively impacts a company’s value and/or standing. 

BEST NEW LEADER

Mining Journal’s unique global award recognising an emerging company or business leader who has held a top corporate executive post, for the first time in their career, over the preceding 1-3 years.

METS AWARD

(SUPPORTED BY THE GLOBAL METS INVESTMENT REPORT)

Mining Journal’s unique global award for the mining equipment, technology and services company with the most outstanding track record of financial performance, corporate development and value creation over the preceding financial year.

MINING JOURNAL SELECT AWARD 

Award recognises the leading company/project/presentation at the only international conference focused on the real quality in the industry’s global development pipeline.

MINING GENDER DIVERSITY CHAMPION

Recognises the corporation (mining or METS) with the best record of promoting and actually delivering gender diversity policies and practices, based on executive and workforce diversity numbers and data.

CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Award recognises the consultancy with the highest rate of new mining technical, financial and business improvement study execution over the preceding 12 months. Mining Journal’s award uniquely recognises the overall NEW assignment execution rate of leading mining/engineering technical AND mining business improvement consultancies.