Attention all Minecrafters. It’s that time of year again to get your thinking caps on and your Minecraft blocks on the move. INTERFACE and School-gen have teamed up for the 2018 Minecraft Eco-house Student Competition.
Last year, we received some awesome designs – but we want more! We want you to come up with the most eco-friendly, sustainable homes you can.
Use your skills to design and build an eco-house, and make a video showing how it:
- Has low environmental impact
- Uses sustainable materials
- Is energy efficient
Choose from three age categories:
- Primary (Years 1-6)
- Intermediate (Years 7-8)
- Secondary (Years 9+)
Win fantastic prizes
Each category winner will receive a Sphero SPRK+ Edition robotic kit for their classroom. PLUS, the top three in each category get a $50 Prezzy Card.
This is the fifth year we’ve run a Minecraft competition for students. It’s proved incredibly popular and we’ve received some fantastic entries … and we’re hoping for even better things this time!
Come up with a plan, create your design and submit your details below. Entries close 28 September (end of Term 3).
How do you put ‘Eco’ into a Home?
So, what are we looking for in the perfect Eco-House? Some of the key elements will be:
- Low environmental impact: How does it fit with the world around it? We want to see a minimal impact on the environment – both in construction and on-going use.
- Sustainable: We want to see use of sustainable materials in the construction.
- Energy-efficiency: How energy efficient in the house? Construct is so that it makes best use of renewable energy resources, for heating and lighting, etc.
Overall, you need to create us a building that’s friendly to the environment around it – and explain why you think it is.
How to enter
Choose the category and talk through the requirements with the student(s). Discuss what makes a house eco-friendly and how it can be constructed in Minecraft. Build the entry in Minecraft and record a video of their creation. Complete the entry form below, including an explanation of why the building is eco-friendly.
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 once but you must make a separate entry for each.
Thank you and good luck from INTERFACE and School-gen.
If you have any questions about entering, please contact Greg Adams, INTERFACE Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This competition is open only to students at New Zealand schools and is subject to our terms and conditions (interfaceonline.co.nz/terms-and-conditions/).
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