Bentley launches challenge to reimagine popular buildings in Minecraft

The Potala Palace made in Minecraft by MisterKiwi22 (Alex Herdt/Dreamstime)
US construction software company Bentley Systems has launched a student contest to explore and edit the digital twins of real-world location within Minecraft, the highest selling video game of all time.

Entrants aged between 12 and 25 will be able to use Minecraft to add structures to real-world locations such as buildings, bridges, parks, train stations and airports.

Twenty finalists will be awarded $500 each, after which an overall winner will receive $5,000 and the victor in a popular vote will win $2,000.

Katriona Lord-Levins, Bentley Systems’ chief success officer, said: “This challenge is continuing Bentley Education’s mission of nurturing future professionals for careers in engineering, design and architecture.

“We want students to show their creativity using Minecraft and explore the potential of Bentley’s iTwin technology to tackle a challenge facing the world’s infrastructure. And, along the way, we want to inspire and encourage students to learn about infrastructure engineering as a possible career and expose them to the opportunities that lie ahead.”

To enter, click here.

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