NEF Minecraft 2017-2018 Competition



The Contest
This year the National Education Foundation is using Minecraft: Education Edition, to host a national contest. Students will work together to solve problems in math, science, design, and computer logic. They will need to think critically and creatively to work in small groups to build a “Smart Town” or “Smart Home”. They will need to document the process and explain their designs. All of the images in the slider above are from our students’ work from last year.
The first two phases of the contest are underway, however there is still plenty of time to get setup and participate.
Full details for each contest can be seen via the following two documents:
Your district will need access to the Microsoft Store for Education. Begin the sign up process right away if you are interested in participating. Find more information about this in the above documents. Get started by making an account with Microsoft.
Also, contact the NEF at and let us know that your district would like to participate.
Sidney Public Schools

The Sidney Public School District (Cheyenne County School District #1) is a state and NCA-accredited public school system located in the Nebraska Panhandle 100 miles east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The District consists of 120 square miles including and surrounding the city of Sidney, the Cheyenne County seat with a population of 6500 people.

The District educates approximately 1200 students in grades K-12 at seven separate campuses: South Elementary (grades K-1), North Elementary (grades 2-3), Central Elementary (grade 4), West Elementary (grades 5-6), Sidney Middle School (grades 7-8), Sidney High School (grades 9-12), and the Alternative Education Center. In-town busing services are provided with stops at each of the campuses.

N. L. Dillard Middle School

N.L. Dillard Middle School will provide students with an academically rich environment that focuses on character education and student achievement, thus preparing them to be lifelong learners.

Maryland Academy of Technology & Health Sciences

The Maryland Academy of Technology & Health Sciences (MATHS), is a Baltimore City public charter school serving students in grades 6 -12. MATHS is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused school offering specialized pathways for students interested in these career areas.