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CANADIAN MINING HALL OF FAME SONG CONTEST WINNERS
TORONTO, January 15, 2013 -- In 2012, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame held a songwriting contest, with the winners to be announced at the 25th Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony, held on January 10th, 2013.

22 people entered with 26 songs in two categories, Parody and Original. Please find the winning entries below.

Parody:

1st Place - Daniel Thomson "The Mucker"
2nd Place - Lew Murphy "The Prospector's Song"
3rd Place - Aurelian Nie-Rouquette "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Mining Engineer"
Honourable Mention - Neil Craig "Island #4 (Wabash Canonball)"

Original Song:

1st Place - Andrew Lowe "Smiley's Crew"
2nd Place - Leo Camerson "Five Point Safety System Song"
3rd Place - David Joyce "Miner's Home"
Honourable Mention - Diane Armstrong "Timmins 100th Anniversary Song"
2nd Honourable Mention - Victor Turpin - "The Miner's Song"