The Barbarians Are Coming! - Project Contest #12 : Now Complete!

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the The Barbarians Are Coming! - Project Contest #12!
We received 68 entries! Each and every one of you will find a custom contest token on your member profiles.

Stay tuned for the next contest!

The Barbarians Are Coming!
Base map and contest text/theme provided by lentebriesje


Introduction



Introduction

Word of Steve's accomplishments and adventures has spread far and wide. Our beloved traveler of worlds has build quite the reputation. And as nice as it is to take a pause from adventuring, Steve's got an itch that needs scratching. So when adventure calls, Steve responds! And it could only be a matter of time for this to happen again...

In a land far far away a horde of barbarians pillage the lands. It's a menace. Even worse, the barbarian horde is moving towards a friend of Steve. A friend who settled in a secluded valley right in the path of the advancing horde. And with the strategical position of this valley, the horde won't just pass by. When news of this reaches Steve, he doesn't wait for a second a travels to help his friend protect what's his!

Goal



Help Steve's friend defend what's his. Fortify yourself in the valley against the barbarian horde which is to come. Ensure that the horde will advance no further, to protect the civilized world against this menace.




These rules may change between contests, so please be sure to read them carefully in case they are different from the previous ones! Failure to comply with these rules will result in the immediate disqualification of your submission and/or being banned from the contest entirely.

General Rules

  • You must use the map and terrain provided.
    • You are NOT allowed to build in the areas with podzol and bedrock.

  • TERRAIN ALTERING AND EDITING:
    • You may NOT terraform the surrounding areas that are made of podzol and bedrock
    • You may terraform the grass and stone areas
    • You may NOT add terrain outside the provided terrain or raise/lower the map as a whole

  • Your build must be 100% original and not an old build or plagiarized build from somebody else. Remember, originality is key!
  • Teams are welcome to enter. But a person may only build on one entry.
    • You are not allowed to participate as a builder in more than one contest entry.

  • 75% or more of the screenshots must be unedited in-game shots
    • This means NO mod aid. Including shaders and optifine.
    • This means NO image editing help such as photoshop.
    • A screenshot is only unedited if a moderator could download an official vanilla client and by using the same minecraft settings can replicate the screenshot.

  • You must use the default texture pack. This is a build contest, not a texturing contest. Judges will also be reviewing your builds in the default texture pack.
  • Presentation is very important! Please be sure to add lots of screenshots (unedited shots are best), detail to your lore, give some description as to your building process and all in all just present your submission well.
  • You may not use any tools that produce an output for you. Building aides are allowed, but don't let a program do the main work for you (3D model converters, etc).
  • No mods! Must be vanilla Minecraft, 1.9 or below. Judges will also be judging the submissions in vanilla Minecraft. Any foreign blocks will be discarded from the final judging.

FAQ


Can I move the terrain?
No, it must remain at the height it is at.

Is there a height limit?
No.

Can I dig through the terrain?
Yes, but not beyond the map's border.

Is the entire map the boundary?
No. The bedrock and podzol areas marks the border of where you are allowed to build.

Judging



Entries will be judged by a panel of your PlanetMinecraft peers. We'll be assembling a team of individuals to judge; don't worry if there aren't any yet, they will be added soon!

During the first phase, judges will be scouring builds, disqualifying entries that break the rules and diamonding posts that they like. Remember that judge diamonds are worth a lot! Once the build period is up, the contest will enter phase two.

The second phase consists of 5 days of review; the judges will go over the entries and find any straggling rule breakers. Users will have time to diamond and view more of the entrants.

The final phase involves the judges judging all of the finalists, which are calculated based on an aggregate score of activity and votes.

You will be judged on the following aspects, on a 1-10 inclusive scale:
  • Concept & Originality: Fresh, new ideas and crazy concepts! Try to do something new, differentiate yourself from the status quo and show us what you're made of.
  • Technique & Execution: Color, shape, texture - be sure your build flows together and represents what you are trying to accomplish.
  • Presentation & Experience: Presentation of a build can really help to make an impression. Be sure you've got good screenshots, spend some time on the post!




All ready to enter? Great!


Step 1: Download the contest map, which you can find by clicking this long string of blue text. Place the map in your "saves" folder where Minecraft is located. To quickly find this folder, go to the "Resource Packs" option in Minecraft and click the "Open Folder" button. Go up a folder, and you should see your saves there. Unzip the map zip there.

Step 2: Load the map in Minecraft, and have fun! You have three weeks to build. You are in no rush to post your map, and may post it any time before the posting period.

Step 3: When you're ready to post, head back to your Minecraft saves folder and zip the map folder. Windows users can right-click and Add To > New Compressed Archive; you may also use a third party program such as WinRAR or 7zip.

Step 4: Go to the Create New Project page on PlanetMinecraft and upload your map as normal! Be sure to take many screenshots to show off the interiors.

Prizes



1st Place
  • Prizes : $60 worth of Steam Game(s). Games will be gifted to your Steam account. Winner may choose more than one game but the total must be $60 or less. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
  • A Contest Themed, Gold, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week.

2nd Place
  • $30 worth of Steam Game(s). Games will be gifted to your Steam account. Winner may choose more than one game but the total must be $30 or less. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
  • A Contest Themed, Silver, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week.

3rd Place
  • $20 worth of Steam Game(s). Games will be gifted to your Steam account. Winner may choose more than one game but the total must be $20 or less. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
  • Contest Themed, Bronze, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week.

Finalists
  • A special finalist medal in your profiles' trophy case

Participants
  • A special participant badge in your profiles' trophy case


  1. Hoppys
  2. Arieben
  3. RebirthOfShien
  4. CrankerMan
  5. Qubion
  6. cakeicing
  7. Its_VoV
  8. TheShadyJester
  9. lentebriesje
  10. Podcrash

Legal Terms

By participating in the event, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and regulations and the decisions of Planetminecraft.com are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this event.