Student Minecraft Competition 2016

Are your students mad for Minecraft? Of course they are … and this is just the thing for them!

Welcome to the entry form for the ‘INTERFACE Student Minecraft Competition 2016’.

In the three years this competition has been running, we’ve received some fantastic entries and we’re hoping for even better things this time! So, get your thinking caps on and your blocks on the move.

There are FOUR categories to choose from in this year’s competition:

  • Your Dream House (Years 1-6)
  • Your Dream House (Years 7-8)

What would your perfect house look like? How would it be constructed and laid out? What would be in it? Design and create the home of your dreams.

  • cardboardLandmarks and Locations (all Years) 

This is an open category that any student can enter. The structure can be of any design, from a building, settlement, or other construction, to a natural formation.

  • New Zealand Building (all Years)

This is also an open category that any student can enter. The structure must be either a well-known building in New Zealand, or an environment that’s designed to be a representation of a New Zealand scene – perhaps a farm, settlement, school, or marae.

sphero-sprk-2WIN a Sphero SPRK Edition Robot

We’ll select a winner in each category, who will receive a SPHERO SPRK Edition Robot for their classroom.



calkin 1Choose the category and talk through the requirements with the student(s). Build the entry in Minecraft and record either as screenshots or a video. We don’t mind either but it needs to give us a good tour or view of the design. Complete the entry form below.
Entries will be judged equally on:

  • Accuracy and neatness of construction
  • Creativity of the design
  • Complexity of design
  • Appropriate use of materials

All entries require both teacher and student details – incomplete entries will not be accepted. Please submit one form per entry. Entries can be from individuals or groups/classes. For individuals or small groups, enter all names. For large groups or classes, enter a group or class name.

You can enter more than one category but you must make a separate entry for each.

Entries closed Friday 11 November. Thanks to all who entered.


Ayla Heta 19Check out previous winners

What have others done in the past? For some inspiration why not check out previous years’ winners:

Minecraft Maestros – competition winners

‘Minecraft Maestros’ – 2014

Meet our magnificent Minecraft creators

‘Meet our magnificent Minecraft creators’ – 2015


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