Let’s hear it for our Minecraft maestros 2018

(Last Updated On: February 28, 2019)

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s Minecraft competition – and to School-gen for its support.

The challenge was to build a home that was energy efficient and had a low environmental impact. We received some amazingly creative designs. Judging was extremely tough.

Congratulations to the winners of the School-gen Minecraft ‘Eco-house’ Competition 2018:


WINNER: Daniel Turinsky, Nelson Central School
Judge’s comment: “Totally thought through and explained the sustainability of all elements of his eco house. Concrete thermal mass, energy efficient appliances, two sources of power LED/light sensors, local materials, grass roof for insulation, glazed windows. All expertly blended in with the environment.”


SECOND PLACE: Hayden Townsend, ACG Strathallan


THIRD PLACE: Kayte Ginger and Kora-lee Hulsdouw-O’Brien, St Patrick’s Catholic School, Taupo




WINNER: Gemma Lovewell, Adventure School
Judge’s comment: “Would consider this the best entry in the competition based on thoroughness of thinking around environmental impact, use of sustainable materials and energy efficiency. It was innovative and interesting.”


SECOND PLACE: Millie Keith and Sophie Hayden, St Andrew’s College


THIRD PLACE: Timmy Cowdrey and Davis Grigg, Broadgreen Intermediate School




WINNER: Chantelle Renolds, Mission Heights Junior College
Judge’s comment: “The designer included a wide range of eco elements within the design and was very detailed in her approach. Some excellent thinking around use of sustainable materials, energy efficient and low environmental impact.”


SECOND PLACE: Shaun Cole-Baker, Kingsway School


THIRD PLACE: Sean Winch, Te Kura (The Correspondence School)



Congratulations to you all. Each winner receives a Sphero SPRK+ Edition robotic kit for their classroom. PLUS, the top three in each category get a $50 Prezzy Card – all courtesy of School-gen.



This year’s INTERFACE Student Minecraft Competition was kindly sponsored and judged by School-gen.

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