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Kids told to recreate Malta in Minecraft in contest for top prizes

Malta Baby & Kids Directory launches 10-year anniversary competition

19 July 2016, 12:51pm
The Malta Baby and Kids Directory will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary by partnering with Headstart Technology to hold a children’s competition, themed ‘Malta in Minecraft’, to encourage children to create their favourite Maltese scene in the style of this very popular e-learning tool.

Minecraft has become a global phenomenon, played and loved by millions of children and adults alike. Recently acquired by Microsoft, Minecraft is best understood as an unlimited box of virtual building blocks, where players have complete freedom to create anything they want, from massive buildings to sophisticated machines.

The competition is open to children aged 5-12 years, and submissions may be artistic interpretations in any medium, physical models, colour print-outs of screenshots or exports.

There are many amazing prizes up for grabs ranging from Raspberry Pi computers to Ozobots, free Minecraft accounts and course vouchers for EasyPeasy Coding workshops. Thought3D will be printing reproductions of the top submissions which we feel are particularly attractive and lend themselves to 3D modelling and printing.

“We are very excited to explore creativity in all its forms, and this special anniversary edition is really taking our competitions in a completely new direction,” Crysta Darmanin from Malta Baby & Kids Directory, said.

“When we launched EasyPeasyCoding earlier this year our aim was to showcase how technology can be a catalyst for creativity in young children. We believe that programs like Minecraft are ideal ways to engage kids, and can be so much more than just games,” Klaus Conrad of Headstart Technology said.

Malta’s premier publication for parents with young children in Malta and Gozo are keen to promote creativity in all its forms. EasyPeasy Coding aims to demonstrate how technology can be a catalyst for inventiveness in young children. Programs like Minecraft showcase that this an ideal way to engage learners and promote cross-curricular learning experiences.

Full rules and regulations may be viewed at www.maltababyandkids.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to form part of our Malta Baby & Kids community in order to keep yourselves updated with the latest developments on this fantastic incentive.

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