The West Virginia Capitol Building Design/Build Minecraft Contest is open to West Virginia students grades PreK-12, including private school and homeschool students.
Students entering the contest will use Minecraft to:
Create a replica of the current West Virginia Capitol Building, OR
Create a new state capitol building for West Virginia.
Registration for the contest has closed.
Contest Submission Process
Students must submit their entry by 11:59pm on July 31,
2016. To submit, students must email at least one (1)
picture or screen shot of their capitol building
creation to firstname.lastname@example.org (students may
only submit up to two (2) pictures or screen shots).
Students are REQUIRED to include "Minecraft Contest Submission" in the email subject line.
You must include your 2016-2017 grade level when you email your screen shot.
(If you are a 2016 high school graduate you must indicate that in the email for submission.)
Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions
Students must create both the inside and outside of the capitol. Students may choose to submit at least one (1) photo/screenshot of either the outside or inside of the creation.
Students may use ANY device or version of Minecraft to make their creation.
Students MAY choose to use texture packs or mods for their creation.
Students must submit at least one (1) picture OR screen shot of their creation. Students may choose to submit a photo of the outside OR the inside of their creation. Students may NOT submit more than two (2) photos.
Students will be judged based on the one (1) or two (2) pictures they submit by July 31st. Finalists will be contacted sometime in August and asked to provide more information on their creation (such as a video of the outside AND inside of their capitol building creation).
Parents are NOT permitted to help the student build his or her capitol building creation.
Students from different grades can be on the same team ONLY if they are in the same grade level categories: elementary (PreK-5), Middle (6-8), and High School (9-12). Teams are judged based on elementary, middle, and high school grade level categories.
More than $6,000 worth of prizes will be awarded.
Contest winners will be selected in elementary, middle, and high school grades.
Winners from each grade level (elementary, middle, and high school) for creating a replica of the current West Virginia Capitol Building
Winners from each grade (elementary, middle, and high school) for creating a new state capitol building for West Virginia
Awards will be presented at a special event hosted in fall 2016. All finalists will be contacted and verified prior to announcement of winners. Finalists and winners will be selected based on winner selection criteria.