Polycrafter of the Week

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Register, Play and win $2000 challenges
Want to help pay for school by playing Polycraft World? UT Dallas is hosting weekly competitions searching for the "Polycrafter of the Week." Every week, we will be releasing $2000 scholarship challenges that players will have 4 weeks to compete in and win! Applicants will be asked to submit short YouTube videos addressing weekly challenges that are posed by the Polycraft Team. Stay tuned for more details!

Scholarships went live August 24, 2018 at noon CST.

$2,000 Weekly Scholarships (Active)

#1: Plinth Party

Release Date: Aug. 24, 2018, noon Central Time
Due Date: Sept. 21, 2018, noon Central Time
Award Date: Dec. 14, 2018
Type: Social
Submission: Text and Images
Challenge: Tweet an awesome screenshot (tags: @polycraftworld, #PolycraftScholarships) filled with logged-in Polycraft World Players emoting under the central trellis at UTD and submit the URL to our submission page ([| www.polycraftworld.com/portal/competitions]). Have one of the top 8 photos with the most people logged in to win!

Link to Twitter post.


$5,000 Weekly Scholarships (Inactive)

#12: Rhyme and Reason

Release Date: Nov. 9, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Feb. 11, 2016, noon Central Time
Award Date: Feb. 8, 2016
Type: Social
Submission: Text and Images
Challenge: Create a series of five limericks centered around the science and materials that Polycraft gives you access to. Explore and build using its unique tools until you find something that inspires your inner poet!

Upload your page somewhere online as a PDF and send us a link.


#11: Ordo Ab Chao

Release Date: Nov. 12, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Feb. 4, 2016, noon Central Time
Award Date: Feb. March 1, 2016
Type: Engineering
Submission: Video
Challenge: Use combinations of Redstone, Pistons, Hoppers, Pipes, Pumps and Flow Regulators to build a creative automation. Submit a video showing us what it does and how you made it!

Upload your video somewhere online as a PDF and send us a link.


#10: Picture Perfect

Release Date: Nov. 5, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Jan. 28, 2016, noon Central Time
Award Date: Feb. 25, 2016
Type: Social
Submission: Text and Images
Challenge: Submit a single screen shot from Polycraft World and less than a 20 word caption. Indicate the date the photo was taken and XYZ coordinates.

Upload your image somewhere online as a PDF and send us a link.


#9: Show Some Class

Release Date: Oct. 29, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Jan. 21, 2016, noon Central Time
Award Date: Feb. 18, 2016
Type: Outreach
Submission: Text and Images
Challenge: Describe a program or event on one page (text and pictures) in which you use Polycraft World to engage with elementary/middle school students and teach them about materials science and chemistry.

Upload your page somewhere online as a PDF and send us a link.


#8: Texas Cattle Ranch

Release Date: Oct. 22, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Jan. 14, 2016, noon Central Time
Award Date: Feb. 11, 2016
Type: Engineering
Submission: Video
Challenge: In a 60-second video, showcase your own Texas Cattle Ranch (with up to and not more than 200 cows). Be creative and don’t lag out the server for your fellow Polycrafters.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video taken on UT Dallas' servers to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.

#7: Center of Attention

Release Date: Oct. 15, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Jan. 7, 2016, noon Central Time
Award Date: Feb. 4, 2016
Type: Social
Submission: Text / Analytics
Video: Click here
Challenge: Have the most 'active' friends on the portal by 1/7/15. Friends are considered 'active' if they are at least a Level 3 Polycrafter. Post a 60 second video (can be spliced) from the server interacting with different friends on the server.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video taken on UT Dallas' servers with your friends to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.


#6: The Fifth Estate

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Dec. 31, 2015, noon Central Time
Award Date: Jan. 28, 2016
Type: Journalism
Submission: Text
Video: Click here
Submit a designed newspaper about events in Polycraft World. Address social, engineering, architecture and opinions on your server.


#5: Pixel Perfect

Release Date: Oct. 1, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Dec. 25, 2015, noon Central Time
Award Date: Jan. 22, 2016
Type: Arts
Submission: Artwork / Video
Video: Click here
Challenge: Submit a Polycraft World texture pack and 60-second YouTube video that shows off your texture pack you have created. Focus on ores and plastics. Do not use copyrighted material.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video of your creation on UT Dallas' servers to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.
3. Winner must be able to provide texture pack upon request to claim award.


#4: PEEK (from) Oil++

Release Date: Sept. 24, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Dec. 17, 2015, noon Central Time
Award Date: Jan. 14, 2016
Type: Chemistry
Submission: Video / Analytics
Video: Click here
Challenge: Build the most efficient fully automated plastics processing plant and describe it in a 60-second YouTube video. Disproportionate weight given for producing more sophisticated plastics.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video of your creation on UT Dallas' servers to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.


#3: All About That Base

Release Date: Sept. 17, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Dec. 10, 2015, noon Central Time
Award Date: Jan. 7, 2016
Type: Architecture
Submission: Video / Analytics
Video: Click here
Challenge: Get the most views on a 60-second YouTube video that shows off the base you have built on your private property.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video of your creation on UT Dallas' servers to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.


#2: Bounce Check

Release Date: Sept. 10, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Dec. 3, 2015, 11 a.m. Central Time
Award Date: Dec. 31, 2015
Type: Engineering
Submission: Video
Video: Click here

Challenge: In a 60-second video, highlight your creativity using bouncy blocks (and perhaps beds, pistons, lava, freeze rays, pressure plates, trip wires and more) built on UT Dallas' Polycraft World servers. Remember, more advanced rubbers let you bounce higher, and this is Texas so bigger is better.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video of your creation on UT Dallas' servers to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.


#1: Fall Presence

Release Date: Sept. 3, 2015, noon Central Time
Due Date: Nov. 26, 2015, noon Central Time
Award Date: Dec. 24, 2015
Type: Leadership
Submission: Video / Analytics
Video: Click here
Challenge: Have the most people visit your private property between 9/3/2015 and 11/26/2015 and submit a 60-second YouTube video showing off your property. In the unlikely event of a tie, winner will be the Polycrafter that got to that number first.

To enter this competition, follow these steps:
1. Upload a 60-second video of a tour of your private property to YouTube.
2. Cut and paste the link to your YouTube video onto the submission page when you are logged in to the Portal.
3. Our server side analytics will count how many unique visitors enter your private property.