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‘Make A Machine’ INTERFACE Minecraft Student Competition 2019

September 2, 2019 - October 15, 2019

Attention all you student Minecrafters out there. INTERFACE and MOTAT have teamed up for the Minecraft Student Competition 2019. And entries are now open.
It’s back by popular demand and this year’s challenge is to use your Minecraft skills to design and create a ‘machine’ of your choice. This could be any number of things – maybe a computer, rollercoaster, elevator, windmill, boat or vehicle – the choice is yours! Once you’re done, record a video showing how it work.

Last year, we received some awesome eco-house designs – but we want more! This time we want you to come up with the best machine you can. Use your skills to design and build it, and make a video showing how it:

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 great prize … and bragging rights as the best Minecrafters in New Zealand! The overall winner will receive a Meccanoid Robot; the other two category winners will receive ‘The Big Engineering Makerspace’ kit.

This is the sixth 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 Tuesday 15 October (the first week in Term 4).

How to enter

Choose the category and talk through the requirements with the student(s). Discuss what makes a machine 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 how your machine works.
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 MOTAT


September 2, 2019
October 15, 2019
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