Judge Reminder: Do not disqualify entries that follow all rules but did not include a download of the map. Entries without a download are not eligible to make the finalists but they still deserve to be seen. When computing the finalists, the site will simply ignore entries without a download.

Interior Decorators Minecraft Detail Contest : Now Reviewing!

The contest submission period is over. We are now in a 5 day phase where the community and judges have time to review late entries, browse all entries and diamond their favorites to ultimately determine the finalists for the last judging phase of the contest!
The site will calculate and announce the finalists in approximately 17 hours, 9 minutes!

home Interior Decorators : Minecraft Detail Contest


Welcome to a unique project contest that focuses on interior details, brought to you by PlanetMinecraft and Cubed! This contest will test your decoration skills, attention to detail and ability to push the use common blocks in new and inventive ways.

You will be challenged with furnishing a home of your choice including the garden. At the end of the contest, all finalists will become neighbors in a unique town for everyone to explore!


Congratulations New Home Owners!
You have three homes to choose from below. Click to view further details including floor plans! Choose your favorite and start moving in!
The Blue Lakes
The largest most intricate home.
The Cedar Estate
A Medium sized wooden residence.
The Hazel View
A small quaint abode.



grade Building Tips
  1. Treat it as your own home. Be creative, and decorate with variety!
  2. Try using entities or decoration blocks to your advantage. Look up tutorials online for furniture!
  3. Your interior doesn't have to be super realistic. Be creative with your decorations!
  4. Look up real-life interiors. Pinterest is a great start: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/luxxu/interior-design-ideas/
  5. You are allowed to use Custom Player Heads.
  6. Looking for inspiration? Check out /r/DetailCraft

not_listed_locationUnique rules to this contest
  1. Do not edit the exterior of the homes including windows or doorways. This rule also applies to the garage.
  2. All internal walls and floors can be edited. The fireplaces can be edited cosmetically. Internal stairs can be edited. This rule also applies to the garage.
  3. Gardens can be landscaped. Existing trees/hedges can be edited, or removed. Small structures such as patios, gazebos or a barbecue can be constructed in the garden. Structures can not be large, or treated as "extensions" to the house exterior.

These rules are in addition to the traditional project contest rules which you will find lower in this contest description.


Quick Recap on how to participate
Download one of the three official starter homes listed above. Choose one that suits your style. Each one is unique in features and scale. Complete the interior following the rules set out below. Optionally decorate/landscape the garden too.


If you have questions, comments and suggestions visit our:

forum Official Forum Topic for the Interior Decorators Contest


Upgraded Prizes including first place receiving the Minecraft Board game, Builders and Biomes! * if available in your country
Scroll down to prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd.





Starter Homes and contest prepared Aequotis of the Cubed Community!
Cubed Community is a creative Minecraft freebuild server that has been around since 2014. Our aim is to create a place where people go for both the great community and the many creative possibilities. We set ambitious goals and always do our best to achieve them and we're well on our way to do so.
Learn more about Cubed Community



Rules of the Contest

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 disqualification of your submission and/or being banned from the contest entirely.

Unique rules to this contest:
  1. Do not edit the exterior of the homes including windows or doorways. This rule also applies to the garage.
  2. All internal walls and floors can be edited. The fireplaces can be edited cosmetically. Internal stairs can be edited. This rule also applies to the garage
  3. Gardens can be landscaped. Existing trees/hedges can be edited, or removed. Small structures such as patios, gazebos or a barbecue can be constructed in the garden. Structures can not be large, or treated as "extensions" to the house exterior.

Plus the traditional project contest rules:
  • You can build with others! We are not limiting this contest to 1 creator only. Gather your friends, build together!
  • One entry. If you're working with a team, we advise that you work out who is going to ultimately post the project into the contest before getting started. We can only award the account that enters the contest.
  • You must use the default texture pack in your images. This is a build contest, not a texturing contest. Judges will also be reviewing your builds with the default texture pack.
  • Presentation is important! Add lots of screenshots showing off your build, write something about your work, maybe write a description of your building process and in general take the time to present it to the community and judges to increase your chances of making it into the finalists.
  • 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, Pixel Art Generation, etc).
  • Must build in vanilla Minecraft 1.15. No mods that add third party content! Judges will also be judging the submissions in vanilla Minecraft.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the starter maps?
Download one of the starter maps from their dedicated pages linked at the top of this contest description.

Is this SOLO or TEAM contest?
No. It's an open project contest. If you'd like to work with friends, you can. However, you will need to work out with your friends who gets to post it and ultimately who will get the prize should the group effort win. We don't want to discourage people from working together. We tried splitting project contests into team/solo and feel it's sending the wrong message.

Which Minecraft version do I have to build in?
Use version 1.15.x

How can I decorate more than one house?
You can only decorate one.

Do I have to decorate the garden?
No, this is optional.

Is there a specific style?
These homes are built to suit a variety of styles. Try keeping the interiors relatively modern (1920-present times).

Can I use paintings, banners, custom player heads etc.?
Yes.

Are we allowed to incorporate command blocks and redstone into our builds?
Try to avoid complex Redstone or command systems. The final map will not include any command block features you create.

How will the final map work?
When the contest is finished and all entries submitted, Cubed will load every finalist home into a residential town with roads. This map will be available for download on completion, allowing everyone to experience your unique decorating.


Contest Process & Judging

During the entry period, entries will be judged by a panel of your Planet Minecraft 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 reviewing builds, disqualifying entries that break the rules and diamonding posts that they like. Remember that judge diamonds are worth a lot! The community is also viewing, diamonding, reporting and influencing which entries will make it into the finalists. 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 missed rule breakers. Everyone will have this time to diamond and view more of the entrants before the site will calculate the finalists.

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!

Step 1: Create a map and have fun! You have a little over 3 weeks to build! You do not need to immediately post a downloadable map with your submission. You may post it any time before the entry deadline.

Step 2: 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 3: 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.

Contest Prizes


1st Place

  • Minecraft: Builders and Biomes Board Game * plus $50 Steam Credit gifted to your Steam account.
  • A Contest Themed, Gold, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.
  • Builds included in final city generation community machine.
* If the Minecraft: Builders and Biomes Board game can not be shipped to your country from minecraftshop.com, we will increase your Steam credit to $100. In addition, if you prefer to simply have Steam credit, you can opt for that instead.

2nd Place
  • $75 Steam Credit gifted to your Steam account.
  • A Contest Themed, Silver, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.
  • Builds included in final city generation community machine.

3rd Place
  • $50 Steam Credit gifted to your Steam account.
  • Contest Themed, Bronze, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.
  • Builds included in final city generation community machine.

Finalists
  • A special pixel art finalist medal in your profile trophy case.
  • High chance to be included in final city generation community machine. We're going to try to include as many as possible and may even release more than one depending on entries.

Participants
  • A special collectible pixel art participant badge in your profile trophy case
  • Chance to included in final city generation community machine. We're going to try to include as many as possible and may even release more than one depending on entries.

Judges


  1. Roman_95
  2. RevenJoakimMc
  3. Ahdahmah
  4. Gigeno
  5. Aequotis
  6. Gheppio
  7. Ryer
  8. Medi Daner

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