WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

400 Year Anniversary Contest

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE IN

MINECRAFT

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Time until Contest Closes:

MINECRAFT

COMMUNITY CONTEST

$250.00 in PRIZES

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Experience Shakespearean creativity with Minecraft!

We're looking for the most creative approach to celebrating the life of William Shakepeare,one of the most celebrated creators ever.

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The contest is open to Schools, Minecraft Clubs and Individuals using Minecraft.

Create as a class community, as homeschool, or on your own to win in one of the available categories

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Download the free Shakespeare Minecraft World, and launch your creative juices!

Upload your submissions to us by the deadline, and celebrate the life of William Shakespeare.

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The contest is open from April 23rd 2016, the day of William Shakespeare's passing, through to the 13th of June 2016.

William Shakespeare

April 26 1564 - April 23 1616

An Original YouTuber (400 Years Ago)

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Did you know that William Shakespeare was one of the first Youtube content creators? He was the Pewdiepie of his time!

OK well, no, he didn't do youtube as we know it.But some would consider him to be the greatest playwrite and dramatist to have ever lived!

We want you to join us in celebrating his life!

So we're running a contest to see who can be as creative as he was!

And we're giving away $250 Dollars to the Winners!

What is the Contest / Challenge?

DOWNLOAD THE MAP

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BUILD | DESIGN | PLAY

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SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

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It's simple! Download one of the MineGage Minecraft resources found below, and start to create something that explores, or celebrates the life of Shakespeare!

Whether you want to Create something inside or outside of Minecraft, we encourage you to stick with Shakespeare in Minecraft as a theme.

We've even provided you a Free Minecraft world created by our team here at Minegage! It features a perfect recreation of the very theatre where Shakespeare wrote and performed his famous plays!

How do I win?

Our judges will review each of the entries after the deadline, and choose the winners based on the following criteria.

CREATIVITY

We want you to be creative! Think outside the box and make something uniquely you! You can submit anything you want, as long as it's related! STAY MINECRAFT | STAY SHAKESPEARE | STAY YOU-NIQUE


Our new partnership with the Creatubbles Minecraft Mod is also a perfect way for you to create any artwork for Minecraft!
To expand your creative options... Check it out:

Check out Creatubbles

SHAKESPEARE and MINECRAFT

Remember to keep it all about celebrating the life of Shakespeare with Minecraft! You can do whatever you want to do, as long as it's relevant. We're looking for submissions that help more people connect with the Shakespeare, so find some cool facts about him and create away!

TALK ABOUT SHAKESPEARE

We want to know why you got involved in this contest and what you learned about shakespeare. Tell us what you liked about him, or what you didn't. It's up to you!

SOCIAL SHARE

OK! So this one isn't being judged on, but we think it's cool to share the celebration of Shakespeare's life.

We want you to use Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to share your creations. If you include the #MineGageShakespeare we may even share it with our whole community!

IDEAS TO START WITH

What will I win?

This contest is a learning and design contest, and we think that you will win an amazing experience!
But we wanted to offer a little bit more for taking part, so we're going to provide $250.00 worth of prizes for the winners chosen in the following categories!

CLASSROOM CATEGORY

$200 CLASS
BURSARY

We are encouraging Classrooms and Minecraft Clubs around the world to participate.

The winning classroom* will be awarded a $200 USD Classroom Bursary to help cover classroom expenses.

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

$50 Personal
BURSARY

We don't want to miss out on individuals or homeschools either.

A winning individual** will be chosen and will be awarded a $50 USD Bursary to spend on, well anything you need!

*Eligable Classrooms must have an eligible school email address attached to their submissions.

**Submissions from children under 13, must have parental consent to submit to the contest (All checks must be payable to an individual of Legal Age in your jurisdiction)

Please see the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for more details.

FAQ

Why do you have two categories of winners?

How will you notify the winners?

My kids are in Homeschool can I still apply as a classroom?

How are you choosing the winners?

How long will it take to choose a winner?

Why are you running this contest?

How do I submit an entry?

Can we submit more than one entry?

Not all of Shakespeare's plays are age appropriate for young kids, how can I still participate?

We don't have Minecraft, can We still enter?