One Chunk Challenge Project Contest : Now Complete!

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the One Chunk Challenge Project Contest!
We received 160 entries!
Each and every one of you will find a custom contest token on your member profiles.

Stay tuned for the next contest!

Introduction : One Chunk Challenge

Steve stumbles upon a foreign land, different from the usual taigas and mesa biomes he's seen. He wanders around, exploring the different houses and monumental statues, admiring the views of each. Everything looks... cube-er... a lot cube-er. More cube-er than what he's used to. Finally, Steve realizes everything is built in one chunk!

The goal is simple: Create a structure that fits within the dimensions of one chunk (16x16 blocks). It can be as tall as 3 blocks, or as gigantic as 255 blocks, but it must be contained within one chunk. Nothing can extrude beyond these dimensions--looking at you, trees!

Download the starter map here!
banner & contest organization by Indraft

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

Unique Rules to this Contest
  • You can only build within one chunk size in Minecraft. This is defined as 16 blocks by 16 blocks in area, and 255 blocks in height. Nothing can extrude beyond these dimensions.
  • You must use the starter map provided here.
  • The bedrock layer must not be removed. Everything else is fair game.

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 1.16.x. No mods that add third party content! Judges will also be judging the submissions in vanilla Minecraft.

I don't know where to begin!

Luckily, this contest was inspired by a contest we had years ago: the Chunk Challenge Solo Contest. All of these entries are wonderful places to start for inspiration. However, inspiration is not the same as copying. Anything copied from previous Planet Minecraft submissions or Chunk Challenge Solo Contest entries will be disqualified.

Still don't know where to begin? Here's a list!

  • Houses
  • Chapels
  • Citadels
  • Towers
  • Skyscrapers
  • Villages
  • Spaceships
  • Farms
  • Monuments
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals
Organics, etc.
  • Mushrooms
  • Elves
  • Statues
  • Pumpkins
  • Rainforests
  • Deserts
  • Trees

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the starter map?
Download it here.

Can I break all of the blocks on the starter map?
You can break all of them except the bedrock layer.

Can some blocks be outside the chunk dimensions?
No. All blocks must be contained within one chunk.

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?
Any! As long as it's an officially released Minecraft version, it' fair game.

It's October! Do I have to build something Halloween themed?
Nope! Although it's October, you can build whatever you want! It doesn't have to be Halloween related.
Can I use paintings, banners, custom player heads, etc.?

Are we allowed to incorporate command blocks and redstone into our builds?
Yes but it's not guaranteed that viewers or judges will experience your build. If you do add special elements to your build, be sure to capture them in the presentation of your submission.

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
  • $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+.

2nd Place
  • 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+.

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

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


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

Legal Terms

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

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