Theme Park : Project Contest : Now Complete!

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the Theme Park : Project Contest!
We received 33 entries! Each and every one of you will find a custom contest token on your member profiles.

Stay tuned for the next contest!

Contest concept by Cyprezz, starter map & contest manager: Indraft

Introduction : Theme Park Project C

After many years travel through new dimensions, deserts, strange portals, trees, sustainable cities and even stopping to go fishing for a while, Steve has decided to have some fun. He had heard about an amazing theme park in the West. Following a week-long journey, Steve had arrived at a blank platform. Suddenly, he heard a voice behind him: "Hey there!". Turning around, he saw a little rabbit on the ground. Confused, he heard the rabbit speak again: "Adventure and fun await you! Welcome to our theme park!". And then the rabbit disappeared. Puzzled by the rabbit's words, he wondered where this park was because the platform behind him was clearly empty. When he turned around, he saw it: a huge theme park filled with all kinds of fun rides. Then he knew: this was the change of pace he needed.

Download the starter map here.

Contest Theme Summary:
Build a theme park in Minecraft. The theme is up to you. It might be an amusement, adventure, water, thrill/scary or who knows what park you'll dream up.



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

  • Terrain altering and editing: You are allowed to remove the blocks of the terrain in the starter map and/or create additions to the map itself.
  • Your team's build must be 100% original content that is not an old creation of someone else's.
  • Teams are welcome to enter, but a person must 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, latest release or below. Judges will also be judging the submissions in vanilla Minecraft. Any foreign blocks will be discarded from the final judging.

FAQ


- Do I have to use the starter map?
Yes.

- Is there a height limit?
No.

- Can I dig through the terrain?
Yes.

- Is the entire map the boundary?
Yes, but try to keep it in a viewable range.

- Can I make a solo entry and enter it?
Yes.

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 starter map 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 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.

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. CubedRealism
  2. Indraft
  3. Trentu
  4. dan27
  5. nygma_
  6. theitalian828
  7. EliteCthulhu
  8. dordsor21
  9. Antrelial

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.