*This year's (2020) global Challenge has now ended*
You can still access the certificate here.
What is the Minecraft Education Global Build Championship?
The Minecraft Education Global Build Championship is a global build challenge for students around the world to be inspired to build a better world through Minecraft: Education Edition.
We want to promote creativity, collaboration, and problem solving while giving students a way to stay connected in a game-based learning environment they love and meet the remote learning needs of educators.
Who can participate in the Championship?
Students ages 8-18 are invited to participate in teams of 1-3 students with a fully supported educational activity designed for self-directed remote learning and aligned to UN sustainable development goals.
When is the Championship?
This Championship submission is now live and the deadline for submission is 11:59pm PT November 8th. Entries must be received during the Entry Period to be eligible.
As a teacher/educator/parent, how do my students participate?
Step 1: Visit the Minecraft Education Global Build Championship website and register!
Register teams of 1-3 students, read the rules and regulations, and download the submission materials. Students under 18 will need a parent, guardian, or educator to register.
Step 2: Build!
Using the prompt provided, challenge your student teams to design and build a space for humans and animals to coexist in the provided world template! Use our Teaching Guide to help facilitate learning.
Step 3: Submit!
Each team will need to record a short game recording of their finished build and provide a short description in the provided PowerPoint template. Students under 18 will need a parent, guardian, or educator to submit.
Is there Teaching Guide to help me prepare my students?
Yes! Please use our Teaching Guide to help facilitate learning.
As a student, how do I participate?
Share this information with your teacher/educator/parent/guardian so they can register your team and submit your project!
Does the team lead have to be a teacher?
The team lead does not have to be a teacher. The team lead must be 18 or older, and can be a parent, educator, or guardian.
If I don’t have a Minecraft (Bedrock) account and win, how do I use Minecoins?
Minecoins can be used to purchase content in the Marketplace in the Bedrock versions of Minecraft. You can learn more about Minecoins here. If you win but do not have the Bedrock version, you can give your Minecoins to a friend who does and enjoy the other prizes yourself!
Do I have to use Minecraft: Education Edition or can I build on Bedrock/Java?
Submissions must be built in Minecraft: Education Edition using the provided world template. You can check if you have access to Minecraft: Education Edition here and learn more about the trial for eligible users here.
Can multiple teams register from my school?
Yes! Multiple teams can register from the same school. And team leaders may register multiple teams. However, we will only accept one entry per unique student team, with each team member only serving as a member of one team.
Where Exactly can I sign up?
To sign up, please have your Team Lead register at https://aka.ms/MinecraftEducationChampionship. If you’re under 18, you’ll need a parent, teacher or guardian to register. Once you register, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to submit.
I downloaded the .mctemplate file, how come I don't see it in "my worlds"
.mctemmplate files will show up in the "create new" section. Once you have played and saved the world it will then reflect in your "my worlds".
What are the prizes?
Grand Prize Winner (1 winning team): One video chat with the Mojang Studios team including Lydia Winters, Minecraft Chief Storyteller and Jens Bergensten, Minecraft Chief Creative Officer for the winning project team to hear about what they do on the Minecraft team, on an agreed upon time/date, 8,000 Minecoins and various merchandise not to exceed an aggregate value of $300.00 USD per student in a group of no more than three team members.
Finalists (ages 8-13) (3 teams): 8,000 Minecoins and various merchandise not to exceed an aggregate value of $300.00 USD per student in a group of no more than three team members.
Finalists (ages 14-18) (3 teams): 8,000 Minecoins and various merchandise not to exceed an aggregate value of $300.00 USD per student in a group of no more than three team members.
When will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced December 4th on the Minecraft Education Championship website.