About this event
The BDF Minecraft Challenge 2017
What would a Minecraft version of Bath look like? It's up to you and your friends! You have 48 hours to build on your own plot (a house/ castle/ park/ monument/ giant pig /whatever..) in our very own multiplayer world of Minecraft Bath!
This is your chance to build your creative / historic / futuristic or Hallowe'en themed plot - loads of categories + prizes to win...or just join in to be part of the fun! You can enter alone or with a friend (teams of 2).
IMPORTANT - Please note: You will need the premium version [https://minecraft.net] of Minecraft and a Username (on Mac or PC) ie. not pocket edition. Players will not be able to access the world via a console.
If you don't have a premium version account please still sign up as we have a limited number of accounts to give away (on a first come first serve basis).
Competition rules >
One plot per entrant or team (2 players). The competition will be a multi player event that starts at 12 midday on Saturday 21st October and closes at 12 midday on Monday 23rd October 2017. You will be allocated a plot in the world of Minecraft Bath where you can build your mythical creation - the world will be set up especially for the Bath Digital Festival. Only you (and a team member if you choose to play together) will be able to build on your plot so you can be as creative as you like without worrying that anyone will interfere with it.
All entrants must show up at Bath College on Saturday 21st October between 12 - 4pm to activate their plot (unless permission is given by the organisers for remote access). Under 11's must be accompanied by an adult. It's not essential to bring a laptop to the event but great if you can so that you can get started right away - you can hang out at the college all afternoon if you like.
This is a private multiplayer Minecraft world set up for the event which will be monitored by the organisers for the duration of the challenge.
There are winners' prizes for each of the categories in three age groups - Under 11's , 11+ and Students (including 6th formers) and runners' up prizes.
The prize winners will be selected by the organisers' judging panel. Winners will be notified by email within 7 days.
Themes (you can mix and match or go for just one!) >
1. Plot with historic influence (Roman, Georgian... King Bladud and his pigs?)
2. Most futuristic plot (what will Bath of the future look like?)
3. Most crazy Hallowe'en plot (witchy, ghostie, zombie... over to you!)
The competition will go live at 12 midday on Saturday 21st October and close at 12 midday on Monday 23rd October. Winners will be announced within 7 days and will be informed by email. The judges' decision is final.
EAT | SLEEP | MINE | REPEAT!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
COMPETITION OPENING AND CLOSING DATES :
The competition is a a multi player event that starts at 12 midday on Saturday 21st October and closes at 12 midday on Monday 23rd October 2017. The competition is open for registration until midday on Friday 20th October. Any registration requests received after of the Closing Date (for whatever reason) were not on the whitelist so not eligible to be in the competition. Winners will be announced within 7 days and informed by email. The judges' decision is final.
The Competition is open to UK residents in the Bath and North East Somerset area. Where entrants are aged under 16, the entrant has to have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter the Competition.
ROUTES OF ENTRY:
Entry is free of charge – no purchase is necessary.
Players enter the Competition by building a mythical or fictional building on their allocated plot in the Minecraft game. The competition world is a multiplayer server and players are not able to interfere with other plots.
There are winners' prizes for each of the categories in three age groups (Under 11's, 11+ and students incl 6th formers) and runners' up prizes.
The prize winners are be selected by a panel from the organisers.
The criteria used for judging the competition:
Creativity and individuality
The skill required to build on a plot will be taken into account in line with the age of the entrant
Bath College, Avon Street, Bath, BA1 1UP