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.

The Weekly Starter Pack Giveaway

Ever wanted some good loot just for playing LibraryCraft? Well, thanks to one of our very generous players, now you can! Thanks to __f0rk (and an awesome idea from Noodles), we have 10 loot shulker boxes filled with some serious loot.

There’s some serous goodies in here! Each week we’ll be giving one of these away to a lucky player for use in NewSurvival. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Send a mail to JohnsanGeezo using /mail send JohnsanGeezo <message>, with the word IN.
  • You will need to send a new mail EACH WEEK to be considered for that weekly draw.
  • Log at least three (3) hours of play in LibraryCraft (in any server – Survival, Creative or Minigames)
  • Weekly play periods start on Monday and end on Sunday.
  • Every Monday the competition will be drawn for the previous week.

Note that the minimum play hours may change each week. The hours required will be displayed in the announcement in game each week. It will also be possible to win multiple weeks. Winners will be chosen by random selection using a random generator.

The first weekly giveaway period will start on Monday October 25th!

School Holiday Pairs Creative Competition Results

We’re well and truly into Term 4 now, and we’ve seen a lot of action on the Pairs Creative Competition World over the break! After a week of deliberation, here are the results!

1st Place: _f0rk & _pluto_9

There is so much in this build, and it’s so much fun to walk through! It just keeps going up!

2nd Place: cramskii & __keq

Going high as well, this build has one of the most stunning trees I’ve ever seen. The hanging roots coming down are incredible.

3rd Place: Countdodododo & _Typed

The axolotl temple is great, but the tentacles and detail on the large glow squid is something else.

Honourable Mentions

These weren’t the only ones to get votes – here are some more!

Amori & seanblam

MattyBGamer & Strider_06

Grey_Wolf_Knight & Dragon_Gal

Imaginemode & Kursed7280084

A big congrats to all of our entrants! We’ll make sure to do this again. It was a lot of fun! Fork and Pluto, you have a $50 JB Hifi voucher each coming to you. I’ll be reaching out in Discord to arrange pickup.

September Enchanted Garden Competition Results

We’re getting close to the end of the year – September is over already! We’ve had some absolutely stunning entries for the Enchanted Garden competition, so here are the results.

1st Place: _f0rk

_f0rk is back on top again with this absolutely beautiful mushroom house, with a secret underneath! It’s very Sims-esque. I love it.

2nd Place: _pluto_9

Pluto’s Hobbit Hole is amazing, with giant flowers and a really well laid out garden, including a very detailed interior.

3rd Place: cramskii

After some time away from competitions, cramskii is back with a beautiful garden with a river. I love the colour choices here. So calming.

Honourable Mentions

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

Countdodododo

Kursed7280084

A big congrats to all of our entrants! These were a lot of fun to wander through. Prize collection will be added directly to your Diamond Banks – on to October!

October Creative Competition – Aquarium

On to October! We’re going with a pretty specific theme this time around. Aquariums!

Rules

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

Judging will happen during the first week of November.

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

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

School Holiday Pairs Creative Competition

As some of you may be aware, we’re in the process of migrating the current server over to a Bungeecord network – essentially, it’s three servers networked together. Players will only see one server when they log in, but it’ll be three sharing the load. Each will be responsible for a major aspect of the server – Survival, Creative and Minigames. It’ll mean we’re able to give a better experience for players, and will give us more room to expand. It’s a lot of work, but it’s very exciting! We’re almost there, but there’s a few final things to do.

Let’s talk School Holidays though. As we’ll hopefully be only just on the new LibraryCraft Network (the LCN) we’ve decided to not run a BedWars tournament this school holidays. This is so we can properly assess how the LCN is performing, without putting a potentially massive load on it when we absolutely need to depend on it. We’d rather see how it goes in regular play first.

We’re not leaving you with nothing though! What we’ll be doing during the entire school holidays is something a lot of you have been asking for – a Pairs Creative Build Competition. Here’s the information you need to know.

When: Saturday 25th September to Sunday 10th October 9pm
Theme: Free Build – build whatever you like!
Prizes: 1x $50 JB HiFi Voucher per winning player (plus diamonds for the top three teams – amount still to be decided).
No more than two (2) players per team.

Sort out your teams now so you’re ready for it. This is going to be fun! When you have your partnership locked in, please get in touch with JohnsanGeezo in game or in Discord to confirm them. Players won’t be able to add members to plots, but John can do it for you.

August Farm Competition Results

To celebrate National Science Week’s 2021 theme of Food: Different by Design, we’ve been watching our players build their best farms on plots twice the size as normal, and wow, they certainly delivered.

We also offered up some bonus prizes this month:
1st Place: 1x Sphero SPRK+
2nd Place: 1x LEGO Minecraft 21170 The Pig House
3rd Place: 1x LEGO 40385 Trophy

Here are the winners!

1st Place: crazycollie

This is pretty big. Not just the plots, but the win for crazycollie! Aside from a stunning build that has so much detail, this build secures collie’s place as an official Builder in the server with four wins in the competitions. Unfortunately this means that collie won’t be able to enter the competitions any more, but it does mean an official rank and role in the server, and bigger builds to come! Congrats crazycollie!

2nd Place: Doobiewinkle

Doobiewinkle went with Ancient Rome as an overall theme of the build, and his storytelling just shines through. It’s so cool to check out.

3rd Place: __B4C0N

I really liked the layout of this build, with the barn at the top of the hill, overlooking the lake. Very well done!

Honourable Mentions

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

_pluto_9

Kursed7280084

OnceNoodles

A huge congratulations to all of our entrants! The level of detail across all the entries this month was something else. Prize collection will be sorted through Discord – on to September!

September Creative Competition – Enchanted Garden

We’ve had some exciting and big builds happening for August, and we’re looking forward to checking them out properly when we judge, but it’s on to September!

Enchanted Garden should be fun, as it allows you to make use of those beautiful new blocks that have appeared since we’ve updated to 1.17.1!

Rules

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

Judging will happen during the first week of October.

As per normal, the September Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the August gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday August 31st.

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