Hello everybody!

Previously, we only closed staff applications, if the applicant did not meet the (low) requirements or if they were completely absent in game for at least two months. The idea behind that was, to give us a pool of open applications to choose from, whenever there was a need for new staff members. However, this system was also kind of unfair towards everybody who had low chances of being accepted in the first place, leaving their application without a reply for months or longer.

Therefore, we decided to implement a new, much more transparent system, which I am going to explain in this post. From now on, each new application will be discussed among the staff members and will get a reply within two weeks. Depending on this, there will be three possible outcomes:

  • The application is accepted. - The applicant will be contacted by staff to schedule the training.

  • The application is kept open (for a maximum of two months). - This could for example happen if the candidate is promising, but there are currently no open spaces or if they are fairly new and we would like to see if they remain active first.

  • The application is denied. - If we think the applicant is not fitting for the position at the moment. This does not mean that the next application will be denied as well though, as there can be many reasons for this (e.g. recent conflict with the rules, low activity, etc.).

Since there are many open applications right now, we have decided to close all the open ones, so we can start from a clean slate. If your application was among those and you are still interested in becoming a staff member, you can of course apply again, once the 30 days specified in the Guidelines and Requirements have passed.

Best of Luck!


Firstly, congratulations to everyone who took part in this contest! We had many very good builds, and judging was no mean feat.

Everyone who took part now has 2 weeks to copy their build to the regular plotworld and submit it from there if they wish. The top three builds will be copied to the museum and submitted from there. Store coupons and build points will also be distributed over the next few days.

Here are the winners of the contest:

1st Place: Ultrabrain (1000 points + $50 donation store coupon)

2nd Place: Mechagale (750 points + $25 donation store coupon)

3rd Place: Luminiscient (500 points + $15 donation store coupon)

4th and 5th Place: queenofblades97 and Pizza_Hut (250 points)

6th - 10th place: StepbroBrian, BluFlaneur, AnimalGamr, Riannanas_, ACepheidVariable (125 points)

Many thanks to everyone who participated, and to the staff members for judging. Stay tuned for more contests in the future!

The results are in, We're pleased to announce that the theme for this build contest is Journey Through Time!

This poll was a close one, here are the final results:

Theme Description: Time travel is real, and you've just stepped out of your machine into the great unknown. Where do you, intrepid explorer, find yourself today? Take us on a journey through the ages to a time long gone, or a world we have yet to experience.


For this contest, we will award the following to the top ten builds:

1st Place: 1,000 points + $50 donation store coupon
2nd Place: 750 points + $25 donation store coupon
3rd Place: 500 points + $15 donation store coupon
4th - 5th Place: 250 points
6th - 10th Place: 125 points

The top three builds will earn a place in the museum world, and their builders a sign at spawn!

How To Participate:
  • Join our creative server at mc.shadowkingdom.org and use /Warp Contest
  • Claim a plot and start building!
For this contest, we have increased the plot size to 101x101 blocks! You'll be able to move your builds to the plot world when the contest is over, and submit them as builds.

Contest Rules:
  • No group builds allowed.
  • Everything must be built on the server in the designated world, after the opening date.
  • No copying others' content.
  • No build mods/clients allowed (e.g. Schematica).
  • We recommend building in default texture pack, as that is what they will be judged in.
  • Staff members (including their alt accounts) are not allowed to participate.
When do we start?
Right now! When this announcement is made, the contest will begin, and everybody can participate! The contest will run until 28 August and results will be announced one week later on 4 September.

Good luck! We're looking forward to seeing your best builds!
SK staff