Junior Minecraft Innovation Challenge

Who can enter

Anyone who is enrolled in a primary school in the Northern Territory


What do you have to do

Use Minecraft: Education Edition to Build a Better World!

City of Darwin is going to be building a new park and is asking YOU to design it!  Your task is to design a sustainable and accessible park that our local community both adults, kids and pets can enjoy.

Students must be enrolled in a primary school in the NT.  He/she can choose to work as a team or individually. Learn how students can set up collaborative multiplayer sessions remotely here.

Minecraft Education Edition can be downloaded on personal devices at aka.ms/download. Students will sign into Minecraft with their district O365 EDU accounts.

Important Dates

  • Projects open for submission on 1 November 2022
  • Projects due on 2 December 2022
  • Winners will be declared by 6 December 2022


  1. Submissions must be created using Minecraft: Education Edition, original and unique.
  2. If you choose to work as a team, teams may not have more than 4 members. Only one submission per student/team.
  3. Turn in your submission by uploading your video containing a voice-over showcasing your build to Flipgrid at https://info.flip.com/ using FlipCode 1a954356.  Your video cannot be over 90 seconds  
  4. Students can work on submissions at school or at home. To access Minecraft: Education Edition at home, download here and log in with your O365 EDU account.
  5. Submissions must be turned in by 2 December 2022

Judging criteria

  1. Use of theme (40%): The submission addresses the theme not only in a meaningful but also relevant way. The theme information is presented outstandingly clearly and accurately. There is a heavy emphasis on positive social or environmental impact.
  2. Originality & creativity (60%): The concept in the submission is original and creative, especially as compared with other submissions. It provides an original solution to a real-world problem.


The winner will be invited to join us at CDU IT CodeFair on Thursday 8th December 2022 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Esplanade. 

The prize includes a $300 gift voucher and a certificate.

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