December Creative Competition – Christmas Carols

It’s almost the end of the year already! Time to announce the final competition for 2022. We’re going a twist on a December classic – Christmas Carols.

Thanks to CountDoDo for the Gate build for this month! It’s a lot of fun.

The December Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the November gate which will close to building at 9pm on Wednesday November 30th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of December 1st, so get thinking (and singing Christmas Carols!) Just as a reminder, here are the major prizes for this season.


Season 2 Prizes

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (September for Season 2 and March for Season 1) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we’re giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO! The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we’ll get it delivered to you. This was a highly requested prize last year, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer it.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Exciting times!

October Halloween Competition Results

Here are the winners for October’s spooky Halloween competition! We also forgot to award the mid season prizes last month, so they’re below as well.

1st Place: SpringFolk

SpringFolk has come in with a brilliant build to take out his first win! I love the halloween style village with a farm at the top of the hill. The hovering Herobrine was a nice touch!

2nd Place: GalaxyOcean

Galaxy has created this beautiful and immersive swamp build. I love the roof of the build.

3rd Place: toothless_spy

Toothless has decided to go for a Stranger Things Upside Down vibe on this one, and it’s excellent. This was fun to explore.

Honourable Mentions

We have two honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They get a diamond block each, in 119Survival.

ScrpMtlAlchemist

Grey_Wolf_Gamer

Well done to all our entries! Prizes will be delivered very soon. Speaking of prizes, here’s the winners of the mid season prizes! Mid season prizes are a $25 voucher for the person at the top of the leaderboard for the season, with 2nd and 3rd getting a $10 voucher each.

It was tight – the top four are all on the same amount of points, so it came down to individual votes scored! The winners are:

1st: GalaxyOcean
2nd: Meowlicky
3rd: toothless_spy

We’ll be in touch either in game or in Discord to get your prizes sorted.

On to November! Remember, there’s extra prizes for this one, with a drone for 1st place! Big stuff!

September Colour Competition Results

Here are the winners for September’s Colours competition, where we asked players to build something using two colours! It was a fun one to check out!

1st Place: Meowlicky

Meow has secured his first win with a cracking piano! I love this build – so cool! Well done Meow!

2nd Place: YanMan__

The first to use a veto, where if you don’t like the theme you can veto it (once per season) and do something else, YanMan has got second place with this stunning rainbow falling into a pot. I love that it’s still based on colour! Very clever. He’s called this one the Pot of Integrity

3rd Place: TYP3D

TYP3D decided to take inspiration from a famous Japanese print – The Great Wave off Kanagawa, using some really clever texturing in blue. This one was great to watch rise from the surface. Well done Typed!

Honourable Mentions

We have five honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They get a diamond block each, now in 119Survival!

CometCraft42

GalaxyOcean

toothless_spy

RubyBird12

Belphegors_bruh

Well done to all our entries! Prizes will be delivered very soon.

The October Halloween builds are looking incredible. We can’t wait to see what else is to come!

The Return of the Treasure Hunt!

This school holidays we’ve added a twist to the LC Treasure Hunt.

Find yourself a buddy because this round is partnered!

We thought what better opportunity to get everyone involved and have a server-wide competition that everyone can get involved in. It’s also a brand new hunt created by Kisney! All you seasoned players (you know who you are) – introduce yourself to a newbie and make a team. Want to name your team? Sure, go for it! You know we love to see you get creative…

Prizes

On completion, each team member will receive:

  • A custom pirate hat
  • 2 Diamond Blocks, and
  • 2 Mega Crate Keys

Rules of Entry:

  • Team Registration must be sent in advance to JohnsanGeezo via in game mail.
  • Teams must consist of 1 seasoned player and 1 newbie. No exceptions.
  • Starting point is at Treasure Island on the Survival Spawn World where you’ll find all the extra info.
  • The Hunt will be available for the entirety of Term 4 and the Christmas School Holidays, so registrations can happen any time during this time.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Registrations for the Treasure Hunt commence Monday 3 October, with the competition kicking off during Term 4.
  2. Players will need to submit a written book with all clue locations and code words for each clue to JohnsanGeezo’s mailbox at his 119 Base (public pwarp available).
  3. All clues must be done by BOTH members of the team.
  4. Some clues may require you to use the internet.
  5. Seasoned Players‘ are defined as ‘players that joined LibraryCraft BEFORE the 1.18 server upgrade.
  6. Newbie Players‘ are defined as ‘players that have joined LibraryCraft AFTER the 1.18 server upgrade.
  7. If you are having trouble creating a team, submit a ticket in Discord and the Mods will help.
  8. As the competition relies on a team effort, screenshots may be requested by the Mods to ensure a fair distribution of team work, so make sure you take them!
  9. Teams can ask for a Discord channel to discuss all aspects of their competition with each other. If you do not have Discord we recommend downloading it prior to the commencement of the competition. The invite link is available in the server using /discord.
  10. All information about the competition will be available via the website, the sign at Treasure Hunt gate, in Discord and across the server.
  11. Read all instructions about teams, registration and competition rules carefully.

November Build Competition with the WA Maritime Museum!

We’ve just announced the October Halloween competition, but we want to get everyone excited for what is coming next.

In November we’re teaming up with the WA Maritime Museum again! They’ve given us a specific challenge – build an entry statement to the Fremantle Harbour. Just like the Statue of Liberty is the entry statement to New York, we want to see what you can come up with for Freo! What should be there to welcome people to Fremantle?

The WA Maritime Museum are celebrating a new exhibition about Fremantle called Fremantle Then & Now: Historical Panoramas.

We’ve got some 50×50 water plots ready to go! Also, the winning builds will be put on show on a big screen in the WA Maritime Museum during the January Holidays.

Note: In order to be eligible for the prizes provided by WAMM, you’ll need to register at this link as well!

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the November Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of December. The WA Maritime Museum staff will be judging the entries as well, with each WAMM vote counting for two moderator votes.

As per normal, the November Comp world gate will replace the October gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday October 31st.

The gate will open on the morning of November 1st!

Prizes

The top three designs will win an extra special prize, just for November, thanks to the WA Maritime Museum. Regular Emerald Points prizes will be given out as usual.

1st Place: DJI Ryze Tello Toy Drone
2nd Place: Olympus 8×21 RC II Waterproof Blue Binocular
3rd Place: 25x Brass Monocular Spyglass

These are some amazing prizes, so we’re looking forward to seeing the builds. In the mean time, get ready for October and Halloween!

October Creative Competition – Halloween

We’re a few days in to 1.19.2 and a few days away from a new month! We’re going an October classic – Halloween.

This one should be good!

The October Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the September gate which will close to building at 9pm on Friday September 30th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of October 1st, so get planning! Just as a reminder, here are the major prizes for this season!


Season 2 Prizes

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (September for Season 2 and March for Season 1) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we’re giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO! The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we’ll get it delivered to you. This was a highly requested prize last year, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer it.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Exciting times!

August Glass Required Competition Results

It’s time to announce the winners for August’s Glass Required competition, a special theme just for National Science Week 2022! The requirement for this month was to build something that required glass to function.

1st Place: toothless_spy

Something suited to Christmas as well as this one, toothless has gone with a beautiful snow globe, complete with an elf workshop underneath! With this win, toothless locks in his third competition win!

First and second place this month was actually a tie for points, with toothless only just scraping in with one extra vote received. A close one!

2nd Place: ScrpMtlAlchemist

With a first time on the podium, Scrap has gone with a glass prism throwing out a rainbow. This was really clever and it looks great as well. Well done Scrap!

3rd Place: GalaxyOcean

3rd Place this month goes to GalaxyOcean with a very clever ship in a bottle! This was one I didn’t think of, but it’s well suited to the theme.

Honourable Mentions

We have three honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They get a diamond block!

Pixelater3000

This one is a kaleidoscope – brilliant!

Meowlicky

Dragon_Gal

Well done to all our entries! Prizes will be delivered very soon.

Don’t forget there’s the veto option each month if you don’t like the theme idea. This can only be played once per season, so choose wisely!

September Creative Competition – Colour

It’s September! Time for a new month of competition and a new theme! At the end of this round there’ll be some mid-season prizes to give away too. Got to be in it to win it! This month the theme is Colour.

Each build is limited to two colours – a primary one and a secondary one. That’s it. Gradients are allowed, but they need to be as subtle as possible. It needs to be clearly the same base colour, and as limited use as you can. This may test people!

The September Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the August gate which will close to building at 9pm on Wednesday August 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of September 1st, so get planning! Just as a reminder, here are the major prizes for this season!


Season 2 Prizes

As you know, each month we give away the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 4x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 15 Emerald Points
  • 2nd Prize: 3x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 10 Emerald Points
  • 3rd Prize: 2x diamond blocks, 1x mega crate key & 5 Emerald Points

Each month the Emerald Points are tallied up and can be seen in the Emerald Hall on the Survival Lobby world. At the halfway point of the season (September for Season 2 and March for Season 1) we give away prizes to the current top three Emerald Points winners:

  • 1st Place: 1x $25 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Place: 1x $10 JB HiFi Voucher

At the end of the season (June and December), the grand prizes are awarded to the final top three Emerald Points winners from across the 6 months of competition. These are the big ones! This season we’re giving away:

  • 1st Prize: $350 worth of LEGO! The winner would let us know what to order (dependent on availability of course), up to $350 and we’ll get it delivered to you. This was a highly requested prize last year, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer it.
  • 2nd Prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Exciting times!

July Ultimate Biome Competition Results

Season 2, 2022 is underway! It’s time to announce the winners for the first competition of the season, July’s Ultimate Biomes.

1st Place: cramskii

We’re not sure what biome this is as there was no sign left to explain what it was – could be a dark oak biome – but whatever it is, it’s beautiful! With huge mushrooms and plenty of canopy, this was a pleasure to walk through.

2nd Place: GalaxyOcean

New to the server, Galaxy created this rather unassuming black box. Curious? Drop through the End portal at the top and you come across a custom End dimension. It’s brilliantly executed and got a lot of people talking! Well done Galaxy!

3rd Place: RubyBird12

3rd Place for July actually ended up in a tie between RubyBird12 and Kursed7280084! When there is a tie, we go back to the amount of individual votes scored – this time Kursed got 3 and Ruby got 4, so 3rd place goes to Ruby!

Ruby has opted for an ultimate Flower Forest, and there’s a stunning amount of colour here, as well as a giant parrot!

Honourable Mentions

We have a whopping six honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They get a diamond block! See if you can guess what biomes these players have chosen.

Kursed7280084

Grey_Wolf_H4X0R

TheFlamer47

_Eve___

ScrpMtlAlchemist

Pixelater3000

Well done to all our entries! On to the August Glass Required competition to celebrate National Science Week! We’ve not got many entries in this one yet, so make sure to enter and check the competition poster carefully for specifics on the theme. Prizes will be delivered very soon!

The Pixel Expo Competition and More!

That’s right! The LibraryCraft team will be at Pixel Expo on September 3, with some exciting things to get stuck into! We’ve also got five free tickets to the expo to give away to our players! More information on that below.

We’ve got a huge booth with plenty to do – spot the differences will be making a come back, plus two new maps to get stuck into. We’ve got Pixel Island, and the Pixel Creative Competition!

Pixel Island

Using a beautiful map from firehart, we’ve got Pixel Island to get creative on. This island will be a limited run Creative island. We’re inviting players to build something on the map, but you’ve only got a couple of days to do it! The map will be open to building on September 2nd and 3rd only, then locked to building but open to explore until the 9th. So building will be available the day before Pixel Expo and the day of the expo, with some laptops available at the LibraryCraft booth. Come down and say hi!

The Pixel Creative Competition

In addition to the regular monthly Creative Competitions, we’re running a bonus one in the lead up to Pixel Expo. We’ve even got a theme! The theme for the competition is Retro Gaming. What will you build? We’ve even got a bigger competition map!

The competition will be open from August 1st to 26th. Why not a whole month? That’s a great question! In the last week of the competition we’ll be judging the entries, with the winners to be announced at Pixel Expo! If you want to find out who wins, you’ll want to be at the expo.

The prizes for this competition are a $50 JB HiFi Voucher for 1st place, and a $25 JB HiFi voucher each for 2nd and 3rd, plus regular in game loot for the top three and anyone who scores a vote. In game loot includes diamond blocks and a mega crate keys for the podium players, and a diamond block for anyone who scores a vote.

Both gates will be available in the Creative Lobby – August 1st for the Competition, and September 2nd for Pixel Island.

Free Ticket Giveaway!

Yep, we’ve got five tickets to give away to our whitelisted players to attend Pixel Expo for free! We’ll be announcing how to enter this in the coming days. Keep an eye out on the website and Discord for more information.