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Capitol Building Minecraft Design/Build Contest

Sorry, registration is closed. Contest winners will be notified in the coming weeks (sometime in November). Thank you for your patience.

Contest Overview

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:

  1. Create a replica of the current West Virginia Capitol Building, OR
  2. 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 (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

Contest Prizes

More than $6,000 worth of prizes will be awarded.

Contest winners will be selected in elementary, middle, and high school grades.

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.


Please refer to the FAQs document or send an email with Question in the subject line to