Voting now open to select the best sustainable world created on Minecraft

Press Release

6 October 2016: Media charity tve today announces the shortlist for a competition to create the best sustainable world created by users of the gaming platform Minecraft.

The first ever “Sustainable Worlds on Minecraft” competition – sponsored by Connect4Climate – sees entrants use the Minecraft game world to showcase features of sustainability including energy systems, food production and habitat to encourage Minecrafters to think about sustainable lifestyles and climate change.

The three finalists were selected by the judges from entries to tvebiomovies 2016, featuring film and video competitions around the planetary boundaries framework, living within the earth’s boundaries. The worlds are now available for download to play and explore on the Minecraft platform.  Three walkthrough videos are also online, narrated by the Minecrafters themselves as they show off their creations.

  • Hauke and Finne from Germany utilise solar and wind energy to power their world, featuring modern housing and a market place for trade with other lands.
  • Michael from the USA collects rainwater, uses natural energy and has a system of recycling.
  • Nyasha from the UK uses cutting edge thinking and design to help reduce climate change on her island world.

Voting is open until 30 November, and the world with the highest votes will win the prize of $US1500.

Notes to editors

The Sustainable Worlds on Minecraft competition is supported by Connect4Climate and is part of tvebiomovies 2016, the seventh successful year of the online film initiative competition.

tvebiomovies 2016 includes three other challenges:

  • the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change gives two winners the opportunity to become youth reporters at the UN Climate Change Conference which takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco in November. Winners and shortlisted entries are now online.
  • #stopthatdrop on Instagram showcases short, water-saving ideas with three winners now available to view on our website.
  • the Short Film proposal competition invited ideas for short film in five categories: Biodiversity, Forests, Oceans and Seas, Family Farmers, and Reusing and Recycling. The final 15 films, three in each category, have now been commissioned and will be streamed online for voting from 16 October.

tve creates and enables others to create powerful, effective communications about the environment and development. Through film, animation, documentaries, debates and social media, the media charity reaches global audiences, giving a voice to a new generation committed to a greener and fairer world.

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