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Caved In Project Contest : Now Complete!

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the Caved In Project Contest!
We received 404 entries! Each and every one of you will find a custom contest token on your member profiles.

Stay tuned for the next contest!

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The Contest Theme!



Steve has basked in sunshine on his long deserved break; he sailed on some boats, lay on the beach, drank juice from a coconut, and his luck skyrocketed when he went to the casino and hit jackpot. Off he was, no break, to the limit of the world itself - constructing a colossal structure high above the clouds. But even the most amazing of spending sprees have to stop at some point. Out of money and out of luck, Steve has departed his home in the sky, or rather has been flung out, and ventures to a new land. Pick on his back, sword at his side, he ventured far off into the distance.
Over two months passed, and Steve began to give up hope on finding new riches... but perhaps his luck had not completely run out. He set up his hut and began digging. However, the mineshaft he was creating was not yielding anything, and he considered turning back. Out of frustration he brought his pick down on the rock in front of him. The mine began shaking violently, collapsing in upon itself until Steve found himself lying on the floor of a large cavern. This cavern was not empty, though. It contained... Something, never seen before.

TLDR;
Welcome to the second PlanetMinecraft.com Project Contest!


The theme of this month's contest is "mysterious cavern": what will Steve find in this cave? Something beautiful? Something terrifying? Something that will make him rich? You decide!

All entries must be built on the custom map provided. You are allowed, and even encouraged to expand it, on the condition that your build remains underground!

Projects will be judged on the following criteria:



1) Concept & Originality - Think about what your building before you build. No rush.
2) Technique & Execution - From attention to detail to the overall project impact.
3) Presentation - Spend time presenting your project on PMC with quality screen shots and description.

Read the following rules carefully!

1. Download and build on the custom map!



DOWNLOAD HERE!

You may get as creative as you like, including expanding the cavern, or creating a series of interconnected caves. However, a huge cavern with next to nothing built in it won't get many points from the judges, so don't forget to spend time detailing your builds.


how to install a custom map




Step 1: Download the custom map.

All we need to do is put the downloaded map into your own Minecraft saves folder.
This technique will work on PC & Mac:
Step 2: Locate the Minecraft "Saves" Folder
a) Start Minecraft.
b) Click"Texture Packs".
c) Click "Open Texture Pack Folder".
d) Go to the parent folder. One back from where you are.
e) Click "Saves".

Step 3: "Install" the map:
a) Open the downloaded zip file containing the custom map.
b) Click and drag the folder to your "Saves" folder.

You're done! In Minecraft, click "Single Player" and you'll see the custom map available.

2. Constructions are original work created for this contest.



Projects entered into this contest must be conceptualized and created for this contest by you.

What's Allowed:
  • Creative Mode

  • Teamwork : You can recruit help from others but you are the mastermind / team leader. They must understand that only you can enter the final project & potentially win. If there is significant drama about who created the project, we will disqualify it.

  • Map Editing Tools: i.e. MCEdit, WorldEdit, VoxelSniper

  • Third party texture packs BUT it's important to keep in mind that others, including judges, will not have your texture pack. You're safest bet is to stick with the default pack or faithful texture packs. Using an extreme texture pack may hurt your chances of winning.



What's Not Allowed: The following will result in disqualification.

  • Do not use constructions created before the contest's announcement date, even if you are the original author.
  • Do not use 3D or 2D auto conversion / import scripts.

  • Do not import schematics from the past.

  • Do not use third party mods that introduce new blocks that are unobtainable in vanilla Minecraft.
  • We can disqualify at any time, including after the submission period. Do not cheat.


All of the normal rules of the site apply in this contest. Essentially summed up as; make your own work.

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Submit project WITH download to PMC during entry period.



Submit Project to PMC:
Take quality screenshots and submit the project like usual but check the box indicating it's for the contest. It's important to capture the highlights of your project with quality screenshots. Think of it like an actual photo shoot. Take your time and consider lighting, composition and the overall story your gallery will present to your viewers. To make it to the finalists, you will need to make an impression.

You don't have to upload your map until you're finished. Feel free to post your project during development to show off what you're building and to receive feedback. Just don't forget to upload the final map before the entry period ends!



How to prepare your project for download




Step 1: Locate your Minecraft "Saves" folder.
a)
Start Minecraft.
b)
Click "Texture Packs".
c)
Click "Open Texture Pack Folder".
d)
Go to the parent folder. One back from where you are.
e)
Click "Saves". See your world folder? Good.

Step 2: Prepare your world for upload by compressing it into a single file.
a) Right click the folder containing the world you want to upload.
b) Windows : Click "Send To > Compressed (zip) folder. If you do not have this option. 7-zip is an free open source compression application.
c) Upload the zipped world to a free shared host. Example: mediafire.com

Step 3: Create your project on PlanetMinecraft and include the link to the zip file in the "World Save" input field. Good luck!



One entry only:
Each user will only be permitted to submit one project for this contest. You may edit your one entry as long as the contest is still running. If you decide to change your submission at any point, you are free to do so. However, you should not delete your original entry. Instead, use the "update submission" button to save the new file over your old one, and change the submission title if necessary.



Entry period:
December 4th, 2012 @ 12:00 PM EST to January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:00 PM EST. Entries submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Have fun!



Above all else, contests are here for the community to have fun interpreting a common theme. Take the contest theme and run with it, maybe even come up with a story to guide your work and enhance your presentation page. Remember, you have three weeks to do this. You don't need to put something up right away - and even if you chose to, you're allowed to update your submission as many times as you want before the end of the submission period on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:00 PM EST

This contest is not a random drawing - the submissions are judged by a panel of longstanding members with a great deal of experience with Minecraft projects. It will not help you to submit anything less than fantastic, so take your time.
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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

  • $10 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 $10 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.

All Participants

  • A Contest Themed, Pixel Art Badge/Medal for Member's Profile Trophy Case.

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Here is a list of the current submissions.

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Phase #1: Entry Period : 3 weeks



Typically, 2-3 weeks, read rules carefully. This is the time that everyone has to create and submit a contest entry. During this time, judges are reviewing entries, anonymously voting and disqualifying those that don't meet the contest requirements. The PMC community is doing the same.

Phase #2: Review Period : 5 days



After submissions are closed, judges get 5 additional days to review late entries and cast their final votes. Their votes are heavily weighted in an algorithm that includes the community's votes and activity to determine the finalists.

Phase #3: Finalists Calculated : Judges cast criteria ratings



After the finalists are calculated, judges begin anonymously rating each entry based on the following criteria on a scale of 1-10:
1) Concept & Originality - Put thought behind your work.
2) Technique & Execution - Attention to detail!
3) Presentation - Spent days building something, spend an hour and give it the image gallery and description it deserves.

Once the site detects that all judges have cast their ratings on all finalists, the winners are announced.

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Judges will be encouraged to participate, but will be disqualified from winning prizes.
  1. Roi_Louis
  2. Ragnur Le Barbare
  3. OliverFrenchie
  4. Sillouete
  5. lynchyinc
  6. iRapp
  7. Avalanche_Ali
  8. Cyprezz

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.