INTERFACE Minecraft competition 2022: Students

Your challenge is to ‘Build a Better Future’. We want you to use your knowledge, skills and imagination to come up with a creation in Minecraft Education Edition that helps to save and protect our environment.

This could be any number of things – maybe improving sustainability, reducing pollution or tackling climate change – the choice is yours! Once you’re done, record a video showing how it works.

There are three age categories to choose from and some great prizes, including a Stikbot Zanimation Studio for the winners, and some Minecraft goodies for the runner-ups. PLUS bragging rights as the best Minecrafters in the land!

How to enter

STEP 1: Choose the topic and talk through the requirements with your student(s). Discuss what they can do to ‘Build a Better Future’ and how it can be constructed in Minecraft Education Edition. 

STEP 2: Create the entry in Minecraft Education Edition and record a video of their creation (please keep videos to no longer than 5 minutes). Complete the entry form below, including an explanation of how it all works.

Entries will judged out of 100 points, based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity of the design (40 points)
  • Appropriate use of materials (25 pts)
  • Complexity of design (20 points)
  • Accuracy and neatness of construction (15 points)

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 (up to four people) and must include all students’ names. You can enter more than once but you must make a separate entry for each.

This competition is now closed.

If you have any questions about entering, please contact Greg Adams, INTERFACE Editor, at

For more on Minecraft Education Edition go to

PLEASE NOTE: This competition is open only to students at New Zealand schools and is subject to our terms and conditions (

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INTERFACE February 2022