A primary school student uses computer program Minecraft

Watch this event here at 1:00pm AEST Friday 17 September

The National Library of Australia is delighted to again host the 2021 Indigital Minecraft Education Challenge winner’s announcement.

Join us online for a special live streamed event to celebrate the winners and runners-up of the 2021 Challenge.

Now in its second year, the Indigital Minecraft Education Challenge invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous students from Foundation to Year 10 to discover and explore their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge, histories and languages using Minecraft Education Edition.

Anchored on this year’s National NAIDOC theme – Heal Country and inspired by the Indigital Schools program, the Indigenous designed Challenge is supported by Microsoft Australia, Telstra Foundation, National Library of Australia and the National NAIDOC Committee.

This year’s Challenge saw over 200 teachers and 6500 students across 160 schools take up the Challenge to build Minecraft Worlds, celebrating the 2021 National NAIDOC theme Heal Country.

Students from across Australia were invited to build their understanding of Country in Minecraft: Education Edition by recognising our past, understanding our present, and reimagining our future answering the Challenge question: “How can we ‘Heal Country: Side by Side,’ and build more sustainable communities by embracing First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country?”

This year’s winning categories include:

Best Minecraft World (Foundation to Year 6)
Best Minecraft World (Year 7 to Year 10)
Best Narrative (Foundation to Year 10)

Logo reads Indigital Minecraft Education Challenge alongside a blue and red building block graphic