Maze Making Minecraft Contest : Now Complete!

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the Maze Making Minecraft Contest!
We received 46 entries!
Each and every one of you will find a custom contest token on your member profiles.

Stay tuned for the next contest!

Welcome to the Minecraft Maze Making Contest!

We're teaming up with Gheppio to bring you an exciting and unique contest powered by his latest brilliant Minecraft machine...


DOWNLOAD TO GET STARTED
Maze Maker Deluxe!
Maze Maker Deluxe is a machine that will easily allow you to generate and customize your mazes or challenge tracks!
by Gheppio

Your task for this contest is to build custom maze tiles and use the machine to generate a unique entry. You get your own lab with 20 slots to build custom maze tiles, 4 special interface packs to help you layout your maze and limitless options to generate. We think you'll have as much fun using the MazeMaker as your viewers will enjoy playing your completed creations!

You'll find detailed instructions to get started and begin creating your own mazes on the Maze Maker Deluxe page.

We're excited to see what you can come up with and can't wait to try them out!

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 disqualification of your submission.


Unique Rules to this Contest
  • You must build your Maze using Maze Maker Deluxe.
  • Submit your entry with the machine. Don't submit only the output of the machine.
  • You do not have to build or use all the tiles available. Use as many or as few as you need to produce your maze.

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 if you like!
  • 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, besides the Maze Maker, that produce an output for you. Building aides such as World Edit are allowed. Scripts and program should not do the main work for you (3D model converters, Pixel Art Generation, etc).
  • Must build in vanilla Minecraft 1.16.x. No mods that add third party content! Judges will also be judging the submissions in vanilla Minecraft.

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the starter map?
Download it here.

Can I create a submission using only the example templates?
No, you must create your own for the submission to be valid, add your creative touch!

Can I modify the external wall templates?
It's not mandatory, but you are encouraged to do so, give your maze exteriors a unique look!

Do I have to fill all the 20 plots?
No of course, just use the ones you need for your concept.

Can some blocks be outside the tiles or maze?
Yes! Be careful not to break any machine parts or move the tiles to be copied. Judges will primarily focus on your maze. If you wanted to build an environment for your maze to generate in, go ahead.

Can I add entities like mobs?
Yes! You might need to be creative about keeping the mob on the tile. Consider building fences outside and around the tile. Anything built outside the tile will not be copied into the final maze.

Is this a 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?
You should build in version 1.16. As long as the machine works, than it's fine.





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
  • $100 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+.

2nd Place
  • $50 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+.

3rd Place
  • Contest Themed, Bronze, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
  • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.

Finalists
  • A special pixel art finalist medal in your profile trophy case.

Participants
  • A special collectible pixel art participant badge in your profile trophy case

Judges


  1. ArchiGa
  2. Indraft
  3. Cib
  4. Gheppio
  5. Stevecurious
  6. Medi Daner
  7. PMC
  8. Cyprezz

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