Level Up Atlanta Minecraft Challenge Launches September 5!

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  • The Challenge

    How can we envision a connected, equitable and sustainable future that moves Atlanta forward without leaving anyone behind?

    As a valued community member of metro Atlanta, you have been challenged by The City of Atlanta to design and build a solution to help reimage, reconfigure, and revitalize notable areas in and around metro Atlanta.


  • In Minecraft Education students will:

    • Visit and explore downtown Centennial Park, the Stitch, the Beltline, Five Points, the Battery in Cobb County, and the Buford Dam in Gwinnett County.
    • Speak with and learn from a variety of experts from the City of Atlanta.
    • Design and create solutions to address issues such as:
      • Mobile Transportation
      • Affordable Housing
      • Food Insecurity
      • Environmental Sustainability
    • Submit a two-minute video overview of your build

    What is Minecraft Education?

    Minecraft is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Minecraft: Education Edition differs from the regular video game version as it is aimed for use in the classroom and contains features such as classroom mode and assessment tools that enable powerful learning experiences.

    Watch the following video to learn more about Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom.

    Important Dates

    • Student Challenge Launch Date: September 5th
    • Submission Date: November 30th
    • Judging Date: Dec 1 – Dec 10
    • Sharing District Finalists: Dec 14 (Finalists’ projects will be shared with Atlanta mayor)

    How to Participate in the Challenge

    • This challenge is open to students at schools that have opted in to having Minecraft EDU licenses. Click here for the list of schools. 
    • Access these guides for more information:
    • Download and open Minecraft Atlanta world to start your challenge journey. Here, students will find in-game characters that will assist them on their journey before they start building.
    • Review the rubric before you start so you understand what the judges are looking for.
    • Submit your project through a video recording that is no more than 2 minutes in length and clearly explains the following:
      • What problem are you addressing?
      • Your research into the problem
      • How you designed your solution
      • How your solutions solve the problem you selected
    • Provide more information about your submission on this form.