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Guidelines for Submission

  • Must be a female student in Grades 3-12
  • All mods must be created in the latest version of Minecraft and Minecraft Forge, using Forge as a base
  • The mod should be developed through computer programming using Java, JavaScript, or Blockly
  • Using LearnToMod is encouraged but not required.
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  • All work should be original (no downloads, copies, spin-offs or remixes allowed)
  • Creativity and originality, function, and code will be evaluated:
  • The mod should be fully functioning and ready to be uploaded in Minecraft for testing and use.
  • Mods such as new weapons, blocks, items, foods, biomes, dimensions, and mobs are allowed.
  • Each competition submission must include:
    • A short write-up that explains the code you wrote and what the code-based mod means to you (1-3 paragraphs)
    • An image of your mod
    • Your program file(s) submitted as a .jar file
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per contestant, but each contestant may only win one prize per category.
  • All work must be your own.


Animations will be judged by a panel of computing professionals from academia and industry. Entries will be judged equally on:

  • Creativity
  • Complexity
  • Function
  • Quality of the coding
  • Write-up


Prizes will be presented during an Awards Ceremony at Code/Art Miami on May 20, 2018. All contestants are strongly encouraged to attend, but need not be present to win. Awards will be given to the top 3 contestants in each of two age groups:

  • Lower (3rd – 8th grade)
  • Upper (9th-12th grade)

Prizes are selected both to reward effort and to encourage further exploration of coding.

Submission Deadline: May 6th

Email [email protected] if you have questions or comments.

  • Submitted artwork will be displayed at Code/Art Miami event on May 20, 2018 at UM’s Newman Alumni Center. In the unlikely circumstance that an entry is deemed inappropriate, Code/Art reserves the right to not display it.