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Minecraft challenge for cadets with gaming laptop prizes on offer

Cadets are invited to use Minecraft in a competition to design their vision of an RAF Station of the future. 

Gaming laptops will be awarded for the winner as well as their unit, with a runners-up prize also available for the second placed unit. 

Entries will be judged on their focus on environmentally friendly initiatives, personnel welfare, overall design of the station and quality of a presentation highlighting their design features and the reasoning behind those features. 

As the Royal Air Force looks to modernise innovate and adapt under its ASTRA programme, this competition presents a fantastic opportunity for the ‘next generation’ to put forward their ideas and vision to help shape the Royal Air Force station construct of the future.

Gp Capt Mark Leeming
Project sponsor

Teams or individuals should build their RAF station of the future using any published version of Minecraft in its original form, not using any custom modifications. 

Entries can be made either as a unit or as an individual. Where multiple cadets on the same unit wish to enter, a unit entry should be made, if only a single cadet on a unit wishes to take part, they may enter as an individual. 

Once built, teams or individuals should create a presentation using a format of their choice (video, PowerPoint, PDF report etc) that lasts no more than 10 minutes. The presentation  should highlight their design features and their reasoning behind those features. 

The competition ends on 27 Jan 2023 with submissions being made through a Microsoft form (bit.ly/3xSyriU)
A panel will review all entries before awarding prizes. 

First place unit and first place individual will receive: Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop. NVIDIA RTX 3070, 16GB, 15.6" FHD 165Hz, Intel i7-11800H 

Runner up unit place will receive: Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop. NVIDIA RTX 3060, 8GB, 15.6” FHD 120Hz, Intel i5-11400H