March Creative Competition – Modern Home

On to March! The next competition’s theme is Modern Home!

Time to get stuck into the concrete and modern architecture!

The March Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the February gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday February 28th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of March 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ve got a month!

January Skylands Competition Results

We’re underway for the 2022 Season 1 Competition, and we have started with a bang! This year we’ve changed up the monthly prizes:

1st: 4 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
2nd: 3 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
3rd: 2 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
Honourable mentions (get at least 1 vote): 1 Diamond Block

We had some next level builds this month, with your Skylands builds. On to the results!

1st Place: _pluto_9

Notching up her fourth win is Pluto with this highly detailed group of islands! It’s really well done, so congratulations to Pluto! This means that Pluto now gets the Builder rank, and while not able to enter the competitions any more, she does become a judge, and will be helping out with the builds around the server, including the new 1.18 Survival Spawn! Work has begun and it’s looking incredible. Very lush…

2nd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed is back with this ingenious build. I love the big chains connecting the islands! It’s a really nice detail.

3rd Place: __B4C0N

Bacon has gone a bit more simple, but no less stunning. That tree is one of the nicest things I’ve seen, and I love the airship and windmill!

Honourable Mentions

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

YanaBananaa

The1AndOnlyMango

CountDoDo

Well done to all our entries! On to February’s Pixel art, and hopefully 1.18 Survival!

February Creative Competition – Pixel Art

Time to try something a little different – in February we want to see your best Pixel Art!

The rules are in the image above, but you’ll still need this info!

It’s not just about the pixel art – we want to see how you frame it, and what’s around the art itself to complement the build. The build will be judged as a whole, but the pixel art should be the main focal point.

The February Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the January gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday January 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of February 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Season 1, 2022 Prizes

Time to chat prizes! We’ve loved seeing your guesses in Discord for what the Grand Prize will be. It’s great to see everyone so excited! Well, guess no more. Here’s what’s up for grabs!

Monthly Prizes

1st: 15 Emerald Points, 4 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
2nd: 10 Emerald Points, 3 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
3rd: 5 Emerald Points, 2 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
Honourable Mentions (get a vote, but don’t get top 3): 1 Diamond Block

Pretty good so far? Note that these will be awarded in the most recent Survival World. Once we update, all in game rewards will be given in 1.18 Survival.

Mid-Season Prizes (Awarded in April, after the March competition)

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

End of Season Prizes (Awarded in July)

1st: 1x Acer Predator 24.5″ LED Gaming Monitor
2nd: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
3rd: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Pretty huge right? We’re very excited for this season. Bring it on!

December & Emerald Points Season 2 2021 Results

And that’s it for Season 2, 2021! The December competition is complete, the votes are in and have been tallied, so here are the results.

We had some fantastically festive entries this month, when we asked you to build Aussie Christmas. On to the results. This has been a highly anticipated round, with all eyes on the entries…

1st Place: Countdodododo

Getting his third win is Countdodododo, with an incredibly detailed and intricate Aussie Christmas build. There’s animals, a flashing Christmas tree and some beautifully done presents.

2nd Place: B4C0N

B4C0N has opted for the shopping aspect of Christmas – with a Big L department store! I particularly liked the road detail, with all the traffic. A very accurate representation of what happens on the roads near shopping centres at Christmas!

3rd Place: _pluto_9

Pluto has created a beachside wonderland, full of giant candy canes and plenty to do! I love the addition of the treehouse, and the little tiny Christmas Tree inside the building.

Honourable Mentions

We have two honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish.

quipp

YanaBananaa

Emerald Points Season 2, 2021 Results

That brings us to the end of the second Emerald Points Season for 2021!

Here’s the final points results. It was extremely close!

B4C0N – 55 pts
Countdodododo- 45 pts & _pluto_9 – 45 pts
crazycollie – 20 pts
kursed7280084- 15 pts
cramskii- 5 pts

We have a tie for 2nd and 3rd! The way we settle this is to tally up the amount of individual votes for those two players during the 6 month season. With that information, the top three are:

B4C0N – 55 pts
Countdodododo- 45 pts (40 votes)
_pluto_9 – 45 pts (39 votes)

So incredibly close! Congratulations to B4C0N, Countdodododo and _pluto_9 for taking out the season! This season has seen some big entries with beautiful and inspiring builds. Congratulations to the rest of our points scorers. We’re all so excited for Season 1, 2022!

B4C0N takes home a brand new BattleBull Diversion gaming chair, Countdodododo gets a $100 JB HiFi voucher, and _pluto_9 gets a $50 JB HiFi voucher.

I’ll be in touch with the winners in the coming days on Discord to tee up some prize collection times.

forest

Everything you need to know about the January BedWars Tournament

It’s time for a long awaited School Holiday BedWars Tournament! Registrations are now open for the January School Holiday Tournament. Read on for all the info!

All matches (including the Grand Finals) will be a double elimination knockout. You must lose twice in order to be out of the competition. If you lose once, you can still come back and win the whole thing. All matches will be played on the Forest map, and there will be no grace periods – the match will play as default.

This time we are running one Solo tournament over a week:

10th to 16th January

Registrations close at 9pm on Friday January 7th, and the brackets will be created and available by Sunday January 9th.

It is up to the players to schedule their matches during the week, and report back to JohnsanGeezo, preferably through Discord in #tournaments, or using in-game mail if you do not have Discord access.

Something that is crucial at this time of year – talk to your parents about your availabilities during the week. It’s the January school holidays. If you have something on, you need to find out so you are aware. You need to be available to play, or it inconveniences the rest of the players, and the organisers.

You need to mail JohnsanGeezo in game to register.

Forfeiting

If you cannot make your match during the allocated dates, you will forfeit the match. Report it as soon as you know. Don’t leave it until the last minute! It’s a lot of work to organise tournaments, and last minute forfeits can be annoying.

Once a new match has been confirmed and the players have been tagged/messaged in game/Discord, you have 24 hours to PLAY the match, or it will be deemed a forfeit. The player that is causing the delay will be the player that forfeits. If this can’t be determined, it will be a 50/50 decision by the Mod Team.

Prizes

There’ll also be prizes for the winner – a $50 JB HiFi Voucher, plus 2 diamond blocks for the runner up. The final two will also receive a bonus Mega Crate key.


FAQ

What should I report to John?
1. Report if you are unable to schedule a match during the allocated week.
2. Both players must report the results after the match, in either Discord (#tournaments) or using in-game mail.

John will then update the bracket, so the next match can be scheduled.

Can I report to LightKLibrary?
Nope, to lighten the load on us, we’re taking it in turns. This time it’s John’s turn to run the tournament.

Are you sure we can’t delay the matches we can’t play to a different week?
Yes. You must complete your matches in the tournament week. This is so results and prizes can be finalised in a timely fashion, and stops a lot of confusion.

Can we use a different map, like Castle?
No, all matches must be played on Forest, so it’s fair for everyone.

Can we have longer grace periods before PvP starts?
No, the default game settings must be used. All matches must be played fair and according to the rules. If exploits or cheats are seen to be used, the player using them will instantly forfeit the match, and the player will be placed in jail according to server rules.

Can another player (registered or not registered) play instead?
Yes! This time around we’re having a substitutes list. The first 16 players to register will be in the tournament proper. Any registrations before the close date over the initial 16 will go on the Substitutes list. Any late registrations (between the close date and tournament start) will also be on the Substitutes list.

You MUST be available to play during that week at short notice if you are a substitute.

Why 16?
To stop the need for byes and automatic forfeits, it’s either 16 or 32. If we get to 32 we’ll just extend the size of the tournament! It’ll just last longer.

Ok, what are the brackets?
They’re not made yet – you need to register first!

Good luck!

January Creative Competition – Skylands

We’re only a few days away from a new year, which means a brand new competition! The slate has been wiped clean. To kick off 2022 we’re asking you to build in the sky, with a floating island!

Rules

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

Judging will happen during the first week of February.

The January Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the December gate which will close to building at 9pm on Friday December 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of January 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

More information on the prizes will be published in the coming weeks. Bring on a new year in LibraryCraft!

November Hollywood Competition Results

The year is almost over! We’ve got a lot of exciting things to come in the next month or so, with school holidays, a major update and general December busyness, but for now, let’s concentrate on the November results. We went with Hollywood, asking players to recreate a scene from their favourite movie or TV show.

1st Place: _pluto_9

Taking out two months in a row, Pluto has gone for an older film – Stand By Me from 1986. There’s a very exciting train chase scene, and it’s been built here really well! The faces used are excellent. Well done Pluto!

2nd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed has gone with an iconic film that’s instantly recognisable from 2003 – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Building the Tower of Orthanc, this is a really imposing build and the surrounding areas look great. It would have been awesome to see this tower even bigger, but it’s a bit hard with a small plot! Well done Kursed.

3rd Place: LOUDCAMEL

Formerly known as CountDoDoDoDo, LOUDCAMEL has gone biblical with his build, from the 1996 animated film The Prince of Egypt. In particular, the 10 Plagues scene. I love how the plagues have been represented! This one was fun to walk around and explore.

Honourable Mention

Just the one honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the top three.

qezti – The Great Wall (2016)

A big congrats to all of our entrants and winners! Your winnings have been added directly to your Diamond Banks – on to the last competition for 2021!

December Creative Competition – Aussie Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! Where has this year gone? This December we want to see your interpretation of an Aussie Christmas. What does Christmas mean to you? How do you celebrate it? What do you think of when you think “Aussie Christmas”?

Rules

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

Judging will happen during the first week of January. We’ll also be announcing the season’s top three!

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

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of December 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Let’s finish this season off strong!

October Aquarium Competition Results

And that’s October! Not as many entries this month, but still some incredible ones! On to the winners.

1st Place: _pluto_9

Pluto has created a multi-storey aquarium just full of amazing STEM references, biomes and information, with plenty of stories to boot. It was so much fun exploring this one!

2nd Place: __B4CON

King of the name changes, B4CON is back with a beautiful domed aquarium. The colours in here were stunning!

3rd Place: CountDoDoDoDo

Going a bit of a different route, Count has gone with a water park ride called the Aqua Slide, with a slide going through an aquarium! That’d be a ride I’d love to go on!

Honourable Mentions

Just the one honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the top three.

Kursed7280084

A big congrats to all of our entrants! Prize collection will be added directly to your Diamond Banks – on to November and Hollywood!

Mid Season Prizes

With October all wrapped up, that means it’s time to award the mid-season prizes! We had a last minute change after this month, so the winners are:

  1. __B4C0N
  2. _pluto_9
  3. CountDoDoDoDo

1st place gets a $25 JB HiFi Voucher, with 2nd and 3rd getting a $10 voucher each! I’ll reach out in Discord to get them sorted.

November Creative Competition – Hollywood

November has crept up on us. This year is just flying by! We want you all to build a scene from your favourite movie or TV show.

There’s a couple of extra bits of information that are super important:

  • When claiming your plot, please place a sign near the plot sign to reserve your chosen show or movie.
  • You cannot choose a movie or show that has been chosen already. Get in quick! Any disputes can be settled by the mod team, to see who placed their sign first.

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 November Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the October gate which will close to building at 9pm on Sunday October 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of November 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.