A jam converted from a legacy contest
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  • Jam Overview

    Jam is over.
    It ran from March 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC to April 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC
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    Basic Summary

    Finalists Jam accepted Maps from participants.
    Requires maps are downloadable.

    Read the about for more information.


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

    Rating Criteria

    1. Concept & Originality
      Rated 1 to 10
    2. Technique & Execution
      Rated 1 to 10
    3. 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.

    Introduction : Mythological Hybrids

    For this solo project contest, research or come up with your very own Mythological Hybrid, a legendary creature combining body parts of more than one species. After deciding what your hybrid will be, name it, build it in Minecraft and describe much as you can about its origins, traits, habits, purpose and anything else you want to share about your creation in the description.

    While we encourage you to come up with your own Mythological Hybrid, here is a wikipedia list of well known hybrids for inspiration or to build in this contest.

    Download Official Starter Map - created by Maaki

    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

    • You must use the map provided without removing/destroying the existing smooth Diorite platform.
    • You can change the material of the smooth Diorite platform to compliment your build but do not change the size / design. example: Changing Smooth Diorite to Red Wool.
    • You can remove the existing terrain. aka. the mountains.
    • Your build must be 100% original and not an old build or plagiarized build from somebody else. Remember, originality is key!
    • You must build alone! You are not allowed help from other players. Equally, alone means as a singular person and does not include single entities (build groups).
    • 75% or more of the screenshots must be unedited in-game shots (yes, this means no shaders or heavy photoshopping please!)
    • 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.
    • You must only build within the terrain provided. You may not add or remove anything significant outside that area.
    • 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.
    • 1 entries per user! "Update" your submission if you need to, but do remember that once the build period has ended, you won't be allowed to edit your submission any more.
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    • 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, 1.10 or below. Judges will also be judging the submission in vanilla Minecraft. Any foreign blocks will be discarded from the final judging.


    Can I move the terrain?
    No, build on the existing smooth diorite platform. You can remove all blocks on the starter map but the smooth diorite platform.

    Is there a height limit?

    Can I dig through the terrain?
    Yes, but not through the diorite platform.

    Can I extend past the platform?
    Yes, but not to excess. The majority of your build, greatest %, needs to be on / over the platform. For example, if you're building a octocatiraffe, a hybrid octopus, cat, giraffe and you want to have the tentacles hang over the edge of the platform.... go ahead.


    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 contest map, which you can find by clicking this long string of blue text. Place the map in your "saves" folder where Minecraft is located. To quickly find this folder, go to the "Resource Packs" option in Minecraft and click the "Open Folder" button. Go up a folder, and you should see your saves there. Unzip the map zip there.

    Step 2: Load the map in Minecraft, 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 3: 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 4: 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.


    First Place
    • $50 Steam Credit; games will be gifted to your Steam account. Winner may choose more than one game but the total must be $50 or less. Must have a Steam account to claim prize, no substitutes.
    • A special gold, first place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
    • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week
    Second Place
    • A special silver, second place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
    • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week
    Third Place
    • A special bronze, third place trophy in your profiles' trophy case
    • Profile featured on PMC for 1 week
    • A special finalist medal in your profiles' trophy case
    • A special participant badge in your profiles' trophy case

  • Jam Entries

  • Jam Results

    During this jam, 43 entries were submitted between March 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC and April 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
    360 ratings were given to 40 finalists between April 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC and April 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC.
    The average number of ratings per entry was 9.00 and the median was 9.
    • Bubonic - The Black Death
      3D Art Map
      Divici avatar Divici 3/21/17 3:06
      10.6k 349 33
      x 20
    • Ranked 1st for overall jam
      with a score of 26.444 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality3rd8.8898.88910
      Technique & Execution2nd8.7788.77810
      Overall Score1st26.44426.44430
    • Yokai Synthesis - 8 Steps to Rebirth
      3D Art Map
      Dr_Bond avatar Dr_Bond 4/3/17 11:58
      24k 1.4k 38
      x 13
    • Ranked 2nd for overall jam
      with a score of 26.222 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality8th8.0008.00010
      Technique & Execution1st9.3339.33310
      Overall Score2nd26.22226.22230
    • Zhona - The Masked Queen
      3D Art Map
      EonlI avatar EonlI 3/29/17 12:31
      8.1k 406 31
      x 20
    • Ranked 3rd for overall jam
      with a score of 26.000 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality1st9.0009.00010
      Technique & Execution3rd8.5568.55610
      Overall Score3rd26.00026.00030
    • La Nocara
      3D Art Map
      ThomasJ avatar ThomasJ 4/2/17 6:53
      3.1k 92 14
      x 20
    • Ranked 4th for overall jam
      with a score of 25.778 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality2nd9.0009.00010
      Technique & Execution7th8.3338.33310
      Overall Score4th25.77825.77830
    • Airmerwerewolf (MH SPC)(1.10+)(5th Place)
      3D Art Map
      Art Dei Tech avatar Art Dei Tech 4/3/17 9:14
      8.7k 985 34
      x 20
    • Ranked 5th for overall jam
      with a score of 25.667 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality4th8.7788.77810
      Technique & Execution9th8.2228.22210
      Overall Score5th25.66725.66730
    • The Wild Hunt
      3D Art Map
      Kevaasaurus avatar Kevaasaurus 3/19/17 8:54
      4.4k 232 26
      x 18
    • Ranked 6th for overall jam
      with a score of 25.333 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality5th8.6678.66710
      Technique & Execution6th8.3338.33310
      Overall Score6th25.33325.33330
    • Taranox - The Predator King
      3D Art Map
      Ankaragon avatar Ankaragon 3/24/17 2:39 • posted 3/22/17 10:11
      4.2k 165 24
      x 11
    • Ranked 7th for overall jam
      with a score of 24.556 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality6th8.5568.55610
      Technique & Execution8th8.2228.22210
      Overall Score7th24.55624.55630
    • Mythological Hybrid: 'Fallen Decomposure'
      3D Art Map
      PearlescentMoon avatar PearlescentMoon 4/3/17 11:58
      11.6k 1.3k 29
      x 10
    • Ranked 8th for overall jam
      with a score of 23.889 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality7th8.4448.44410
      Technique & Execution5th8.3338.33310
      Overall Score8th23.88923.88930
    • Stomach Pain
      3D Art Map
      Akagodai avatar Akagodai 3/31/17 6:28
      4.4k 155 19
      x 15
    • Ranked 9th for overall jam
      with a score of 23.778 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality11th7.8897.88910
      Technique & Execution4th8.4448.44410
      Overall Score9th23.77823.77830
    • Tybmos
      3D Art Map
      Schlumpfii avatar Schlumpfii 4/1/17 7:47
      1k 39 4
      x 10
    • Ranked 10th for overall jam
      with a score of 21.556 out of 30 from 9 ratings.

      CriteriaRankedScore*Raw ScoreMax
      Concept & Originality12th7.8897.88910
      Technique & Execution18th6.4446.44410
      Overall Score10th21.55621.55630
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