Undiscovered Civilizations Project Contest : Now Live!

Submission Entry Period

START: October 3rd, 2019 @ 2:30 PM EST
END: November 25th, 2019 @ 12:00 PM EST

1 month, 11 days, 5 hours, 47 minutes left to submit your entry!

Contest Theme

UNDISCOVERED CIVILIZATIONS Project Contest!
A PMC collaboration with Barbarian!


We all have undiscovered talents and sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to uncover something inside you with the power of creating entirely new UNDISCOVERED CIVILIZATIONS!!! Yes, YOU... have that power and WE, are here to spark your creative neurons. We hope you enjoy this nearly 2 MONTH long contest cause we're excited to see what the community can discover.

Here's the scoop. Grandmaster terraformer Barbarian has generated THREE, out-of-this-world terrains for you to choose from. You are required to download and build on one of these maps in order to enter this contest. Feel free to download all three before making your decision as they are all worth exploring.

When you choose a map, you'll also see a highly recommended build style to go along with it. The style is there to inspire you. Goal of this contest is for you to try and learn something new by applying yourself. To drive home this goal, Barbarian is graciously passing down some of his rendering knowledge for you to consume with this very tasty intro to Chunky Minecraft rendering tutorial! Consume, produce renders and improve your project presentation abilities forever!

Special Note: In the spirit of this contest, we are tossing out the usual project contest requirement that 50% of your screenshots be un-edited. Render & post process to your hearts content!
videogame_asset SELECT YOUR STARTER MAP!



[ഗോത്രവർഗക്കാർ - Gēātravargakkār]
Undiscovered Civilizations
Starter Map #1
VIEW & DOWNLOAD
[небесный - Nebesnyy]
Undiscovered Civilizations
Starter Map #2
VIEW & DOWNLOAD
[有機物 - Yūkibutsu]
Undiscovered Civilizations
Starter Map #3
VIEW & DOWNLOAD



In case you missed it above...
stars BONUS NEURON STIMULUS!
TUTORIAL : HOW TO CREATE A MINECRAFT RENDER IN CHUNKY!

STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO INCREASE THE QUALITY OF YOUR PRESENTATION, CHANCES TO WIN, AND BRAIN



We hope you find this contest sparks your creativity and above all, have fun!

Oh and there's a...

$200 PRIZE POOL!
Check the prizes in the description below for details.


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.
    • Your build must be 100% original content that is not an old creation, whether of yours, your teams or someone else's.
    • You can build with others! We aren't limiting this contest to 1 creator only. Gather your friends and build together!

    • Post to own account. If you're a part of a team, that's fine but the team shouldn't post and credit you. It causes unnecessary confusion, casts doubt on the validity of the entry and credibility of the contest. Let's avoid the drama.
    • RULE CHANGE! YOU ARE FREE TO EDIT YOUR SCREENSHOTS! Unlike past project contests, there is not an un-edited screenshot requirement for this contest.
    • You must use the default texture pack in the unedited images. 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! Add lots of screenshots, write something about your work, maybe give some 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 to 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 latest release or below. No mods that add third party content! Judges will also be judging the submissions in vanilla Minecraft. Any foreign blocks will be discarded from the final judging.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where's the starter map?
    Scroll up! How'd you miss that? There are 3 to choose from. Scroll up and click "View & Download" on the map you'd like to... view & download.

    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. We're trying open project contests again.


    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 nearly 2 months 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 Gift Card Credit! Gift cards will be sent to your Steam account. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
    • 3 FREE renders by Barbarian himself to be redeemed within 3 months of contest completion.
    • A Contest Themed, Gold, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
    • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.

    2nd Place
    • $50 Steam Gift Card Credit! Gift cards will be sent to your Steam account. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
    • 2 FREE renders by Barbarian himself to be redeemed within 3 months of contest completion.
    • A Contest Themed, Silver, Pixel Art Trophy for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
    • Profile Featured on PMC - 1 Week+.

    3rd Place
    • $50 Steam Gift Card Credit! Gift cards will be sent to your Steam account. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
    • 1 FREE renders by Barbarian himself to be redeemed within 3 months of contest completion.
    • 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. PearlescentMoon
    2. Necrosys
    3. Barbarian
    4. Drago_
    5. TotallyNotMe
    6. alecdent
    7. Cyprezz

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