Build this in Minecraft and you could win an iPad

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has laid down a unique challenge to the world: build one of the world’s most famous buildings in Minecraft, and the most successful virtual constructor will get an iPad Mini 16GB.

Entrants have the choice of constructing one of five iconic buildings that were all built by CIOB members. They are: the Shard; Beijing’s CCTV headquarters (pictured); the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur; Sydney Opera House; and the UK Houses of Parliament.

The competition was launched to celebrate this year’s International Construction Management Day, which took place on 9 March.

Launching the event, Saleem Akram, director at the CIOB said: "There are more than 30 million people playing Minecraft worldwide. Many of them are showcasing amazing digital construction skills by building highly detailed representations of some of the world’s iconic structures.

"Even more are creating new and exciting projects from their own imagination. The game has become so popular even town planners are using it to show their designs for public comment."

There are only 100 spaces available in the competition and all entries must be built on the CIOB’s Minecraft server. To take part click here and claim your spot of land.

All projects need to be completed by 6 April 2015, when a panel of judges will decide upon a shortlist for the public to vote on.

Celebrating the role construction management plays in securing healthy fulfilled populations, International Construction Management Day began in 2010 as a partnership between the CIOB the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the Construction Management Associations of America (CMAA), Japan (CMAJ), and Korea (CMAK).

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