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Regional Architectural Building Competition Summer 2020-21

Compete with players from across the region as we find Far North Queensland’s top Minecraft architects.

If you are located in the Cairns Regional Council, Mareeba Shire, Tablelands Regional Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Douglas Shire or Etheridge Shire local government areas you can enter.

The focus of the competition is to create a building using Cool Homes: smart design for the tropics and Cairns Style Guide to help guide your build. Players of any age can enter. Building starts on 12 December and closes on 27 January.

There are two categories for entries:

  • Advanced – one block equals 100 milimetres
  • Beginner – one block equals 1 metre

You can see examples builds in the competition worlds. Head to the spawn point and take the portals to REGIONAL BUILD COMP 2021 ADVANCED and REGIONAL BUILD COMP 2021 BEGINNER.

Total prize pool is $1,720!

  • Advanced total value $690 – $500 cash – Double pass to a Cairns Minecraft workshop in 2021, valued at $100 – IPlay Cairns Family Pack valued at $90
  • Beginner total value $490 – $300 cash – Double pass to a Cairns Minecraft workshop in 2021, valued at $100 – IPlay Cairns Family Pack valued at $90
  • Top 10 runner up builds total value $540 – $50 gift card from EB Games/Zing – Two yellow games vouchers from IPlay Cairns

Terms and conditions:

  1. Competitors must join the Cairns Minecraft server whitelist to enter.
  2. All competitors will need to provide their full name, shire, phone number and email address to compete.
  3. The competition starts on 12 December 2020 and ends at midnight 26 January 2021.
  4. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid, as will entries containing expletives or vulgar images.
  5. The judges decisions will be final.
  6. Judging will be scored against the above mentioned Cairns Regional Council documents.
  7. Winners will be notified via email and announced on Discord and this website.
  8. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.
  9. Prizes are to be collected from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Cairns.
  10. A photo of the winners will be taken at that time. Alternative options will be available if needed.
  11. The top 10 builders will be invited to compete together for a live build battle held at the Tanks Arts Centre Cairns in early 2021.

As the impacts of the coronavirus continue to evolve, Council will keep you informed of any changes to the competition that may be necessary to meet public health guidelines.

See the image below showing an Advanced build with one block equal to 100 milimetres on the left and a similar structure in a Beginners build where one block equals 1 metre on the right.

The Cairns Minecraft Regional Architectural Building Competition is part of the Flame.Design Roadtrip,  part of Cairns Regional Council’s Flame.Arts Program.

Flame.Arts has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Regional Arts Services Network (RASN).