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A jam converted from a legacy contest
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  • Jam Overview

    Jam is over.
    It ran from December 3, 2012 @ 5:00 pm UTC to December 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm UTC
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    Basic Summary

    Finalists Jam accepted Blogs from participants.

    Read the about for more information.

    Judging

    Ranked by Judges - Only members of the jam assigned with judging permission can vote.
    Entries can't be updated during the judge phase.

    Rating Criteria

    1. Form
      Rate the writing form.
      Rated 1 to 5
    2. Presentation
      Rate the writing presentation.
      Rated 1 to 10
  • About

    Converted Legacy Event

    This event was converted from our old contest and event system into our new jam format for historic preservation. Some details may be confusing in the new jam context.

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    Blog Contest : "Minedeas : Minecraft Idea Contest"

    Welcome to the second PMC blog contest!

    In this contest, the task is to come up with Minecraft modification ideas and explain why they would make the game better.

    1. Describe your Minecraft Modification Idea.

    a) Clearly describe the purpose of your Minecraft modification idea.
    b) Explain / Illustrate how your idea would actually work in game. Include any crafting recipes, concept art, potential game play stories, etc.
    c) Very important!: Justify your reasoning behind how and why your idea would improve upon Minecraft. Really think about the affect your modification will have on the game and address any potential concerns.

    It may help to imagine you're describing every detail of your idea to a Minecraft modder. The more thought out your modification idea the more support you're going to receive from the community and who knows, maybe your idea will inspire a modder to make it a reality.

    Judging Criteria:
    1) Concept and ingenuity

    Marks go towards how good the idea is and how well it could improve the game.
    The originality and uniqueness of your idea is also a big factor - come up with something no-one has thought of before!

    2) Quality and presentation

    You will be judged on the quality of your writing and the presentation of your idea.
    Clearly lay out your blog and consider using images, videos and concept art to illustrate your idea.

    3) Analysis and reasoning

    Explain how your change would affect the game and justification for why it would create such an improvement.
    Your justification comprises a large proportion of the marks!

    2. Ideas must be original and for this contest.


    Do not use any images, text, videos or other media that you did not create yourself.
    Do not use ideas or concepts that already exist e.g. future updates, current Minecraft mods etc. We want you to come up with a new and unique idea that YOU have thought of!
    You may use videos to help you illustrate points, however the majority of marks are awarded based on the written description and analysis.

    No plagiarism! If you copy and paste, you're doing it wrong. Do not post existing mods, from this site or others. This including your own past work. Give the community something fresh and original.

    3. One entry per person.

    Each user will only be permitted to submit one post for this contest. You may edit your one entry as long as the contest is still running. If you decide to change your submission at any point, you are free to do so. However, you should not delete your original entry. Instead, use the "update submission" button to save the changes.

    4. The contest will run for three weeks.

    Post dates must be made after today's date, December 3rd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM EST. The contest will end about three weeks from today, on December 24th, 2012 @ 12:00 PM EST Posts submitted after this date will not be accepted.

    5. Take your time and have fun!

    Remember, you have weeks to do this. You don't need to put something up right away - and even if you chose to, you're allowed to update your submission as many times as you want before the final close date of December 24th, 2012 @ 12:00 PM EST.

    All of the normal rules of the site still apply in this contest.

    Do not rush yourself to get something in immediately. This contest is not a random drawing - the submissions are judged by a panel of judges. It will not help you to submit anything less than fantastic, so take your time. If you notice that other users have submitted something better than yours, edit and update your own submission to make it even better!
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    Submit a blog like usual but check the box indicating it's for the contest.

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    1st Place

    • (1) Minecraft Megafan Bundle! - Jinx.com
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    • 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.

    All Participants

    • A Contest Themed, Pixel Art Badge/Medal for Member's Profile Trophy Case.
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    Phase #1: Entry Period : ~3 weeks

    This is the time that everyone has to create and submit a contest entry. During this time, judges are reviewing entries, anonymously voting and disqualifying those that don't meet the contest requirements. The PMC community is doing the same by giving diamonds, feedback, etc.

    Phase #2: Review Period : 2 days

    After submissions are closed, judges get 2 additional days to review late entries and cast their final votes. Their votes are heavily weighted in an algorithm that includes the community's votes and activity to determine the finalists.

    Phase #3: Finalists Calculated : Judging criteria

    After the finalists are calculated, judges begin anonymously rating each entry based on the following criteria on a scale of 1-10:

    1) Concept and ingenuity


    Marks go towards how good the idea is and how well it could improve the game.
    The originality and uniqueness of your idea is also a big factor - come up with something no-one has thought of before!

    2) Quality and presentation

    You will be judged on the quality of your writing and the presentation of your idea.
    Clearly lay out your blog, and include images, videos and concept art to illustrate your idea.

    3) Analysis and reasoning

    Explain how your change would affect the game and justification for why it would create such an improvement.
    Your justification comprises a large proportion of the marks!

    Once the site detects that all judges have cast their ratings on all finalists, the winners are announced.

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    Here is a list of the current submissions.


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    Judges will be encouraged to participate, but will be disqualified from winning prizes.
  • Jam Entries

  • Jam Results

    During this jam, 1,339 entries were submitted between December 3, 2012 @ 5:00 pm UTC and December 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm UTC.
    420 ratings were given to 42 finalists between December 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm UTC and January 12, 2013 @ 5:00 pm UTC.
    The average number of ratings per entry was 10.00 and the median was 10.
    • Combat Improvements [Minedeas]
      Article Blog
      641
      137
      dingousa avatar dingousa 12/6/12 7:36
      19.3k 314
      x 1
    • Ranked 1st for overall jam
      with a score of 13.250 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form1st4.1504.1505
      Presentation1st9.1009.10010
      Overall Score1st13.25013.25015
    • Battle Mode - CPU's Galore. [Minedea]
      Article Blog
      242
      36
      Ash avatar Ash 12/16/12 6:37
      10.5k 190
      x 1
    • Ranked 2nd for overall jam
      with a score of 12.900 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form3rd4.0004.0005
      Presentation2nd8.9008.90010
      Overall Score2nd12.90012.90015
    • Happy Gardener Mod Idea #2
      Article Blog
      145
      52
      Sabretooth[CZ] avatar Sabretooth[CZ] 12/13/12 4:34
      4.8k 129
      x 1
    • Ranked 3rd for overall jam
      with a score of 12.350 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form17th3.6503.6505
      Presentation3rd8.7008.70010
      Overall Score3rd12.35012.35015
    • Minedeas - Downloadable Content
      Other Blog
      182
      37
      ElectricHamstar avatar ElectricHamstar 12/23/12 4:08 • posted 12/21/12 4:32
      8k 135
      x 1
    • Ranked 4th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.150 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form11th3.7503.7505
      Presentation4th8.4008.40010
      Overall Score4th12.15012.15015
    • Realistic Terrain [Minedeas]
      Other Blog
      232
      66
      Lord_Sauron_ avatar Lord_Sauron_ 12/23/12 5:40
      10.1k 163
      x 1
    • Ranked 5th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.100 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form8th3.8003.8005
      Presentation5th8.3008.30010
      Overall Score5th12.10012.10015
    • Missing original content
      Blog
      No data available.
      ...
    • Ranked 6th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.050 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form2nd4.0504.0505
      Presentation7th8.0008.00010
      Overall Score6th12.05012.05015
    • More Boats [Minedeas Contest Entry]
      Other Blog
      49
      10
      vaxivop avatar vaxivop 12/6/12 11:22 • posted 12/4/12 12:27
      3.3k 45
      x 1
    • Ranked 7th for overall jam
      with a score of 12.000 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form10th3.8003.8005
      Presentation6th8.2008.20010
      Overall Score7th12.00012.00015
    • UNDER THE SEA | My underwater dream update :D
      Article Blog
      94
      13
      Pugzy avatar Pugzy 12/11/12 4:11
      3.3k 57
      x 1
    • Ranked 8th for overall jam
      with a score of 11.450 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form13th3.7503.7505
      Presentation10th7.7007.70010
      Overall Score8th11.45011.45015
    • Aquatic + [Contest]
      Article Blog
      47
      10
      -Nether- avatar -Nether- 12/16/12 3:43 • posted 12/5/12 8:42
      2k 35
      x 1
    • Ranked 9th for overall jam
      with a score of 11.400 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form22nd3.6003.6005
      Presentation8th7.8007.80010
      Overall Score9th11.40011.40015
    • Ranked 10th for overall jam
      with a score of 11.350 out of 15 from 10 ratings.

      JUDGE RATINGS
      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Form12th3.7503.7505
      Presentation12th7.6007.60010
      Overall Score10th11.35011.35015
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