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EDIT: The contest has ended, you can find the results here: https://shadowkingdom.org/threads/creative-build-contest-undiscovered-civilizations-results.2240/


Happy 1st of May everybody.

With the beginning of this month the results for our building contest theme poll are in, and we can finally announce the competition in more detail!

Contest Theme

As most of you know, we ran a poll to decide which theme the contest will be based around. Thank you to everybody that participated in deciding the theme of Undiscovered Civilisations! We had more responses than anticipated, with the results coming pretty close.

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Theme Description:
What secrets lay beneath the rocky earth, under the deepest ocean bodies or within thick jungles? What civilizations live out past our reaches? Build your ideal undiscovered world and reap glory for your discoveries.

This contest theme is based around the creation of mysterious new lands never before seen by humans. Perhaps you've discovered a previously unknown temple, or a strange colony on a far planet. The theme is rather open, so what you build comes down to what the theme says to you personally. We want to see your wildest ideas brought to life!

Prizes
What's a competition without some good prizes? Each of the top 10 builds will receive a reward for their effort in the form of additional build points, as well as their name on display for all to see at spawn. The best three builds will earn a place in the museum world!

1st Place: 1,000 points + $50 donation store coupon
2nd Place: 500 points + $25 donation store coupon
3rd Place: 250 points + $15 donation store coupon
4th - 5th Place: 100 points
5th - 10th Place: 50 points

How To Participate
Join our creative server over at c.shadowkingdom.org, and head to /warp contest.
Claim a plot in the contest world and start building. It's that simple. No further sign-up is required. All plots are 75x75 blocks.
After the contest is over, staff will get together and judge all the builds, narrowing it down to the top 10.

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...
Hello Players,

Due to organisational reasons we have to move ShadowKingdom to another machine again. Beginning on April 22nd at 11pm UTC, the network will be down for about 12 hours while we transfer all of our data to the new hardware. Aside from the downtime, there should be no noticable change for the players, everything will still be where you left it.

Q&A's:

Q: When will the server be back online?

A: We would like to allocate about 12 hours for this move to occur. Again, Shadow Kingdom stores terabytes of data, so it takes a while to move all of that information. The server should be back online on April 23th at around 11 AM UTC!

Q: I'll be bored while the server is down! What can I do in the meantime?

A: We have a Discord server that will remain online while the rest of the network is down for the transfer. Everyone may join this Discord server to interact with the community while the Minecraft server (and forums) are down. CLICK HERE to join!

Q: Is there any way I can help the transfer?

A: Unfortunately, this is a job for @Matt and the Sysadmin team alone. The best way that you (a player or staff member) can help us is by remaining calm and collected, and being understanding during this stressful time.

Conclusion:

We know that downtime is never fun. Shadow Kingdom has a history of amazing uptime because we strive to allow our services to be available as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding and patience while we move to our new hardware. After all, this is for the better of Shadow Kingdom's future.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns,

- Shadow Kingdom Sysadmin Team
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Hello!

After many, many, many suggestions from the community and a solid amount work from the team, we are proud to finally announce the upcoming Creative Build Contest! To help to get everybody involved, we have composed a poll to allow you to determine the ideal theme for your contest.

The schedule for this contest currently sits as follows:
  • 26th April - End of Poll
  • 1st May - Contest Commences
  • 15th May - Contest Ends
  • 22nd May - Contest Results
Everyone will be given two weeks to work on their submissions.
Full details on the contest will be posted on the commencement date.


Poll:
We have four excellent themes we have handpicked that you can choose from:
  • Undiscovered Civilizations
    What secrets lay beneath the rocky earth, under the deepest ocean bodies or within thick jungles? What civilizations live out past our reaches? Build your ideal undiscovered world and reap glory for your discoveries.
  • Journey Through Time
    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.
  • Space Exploration
    Spaceships and cities. Asteroids and astronauts. The very furthest corners of the universe are your playground in this space-themed building contest.
  • Rise of Industry
    Hot steam, firey coals and the smell of progress. It's 1800 and the great industrial revolution is in full swing. Industry of all kind is booming with grand machines, new inventions and a whole world of opportunity has opened up. Show us what you've got, inventor.
More information on each theme is included in the poll!

To vote on a theme, click on the link below; please keep in mind that this poll will require you to sign in to Google, however, we will NOT be collecting any emails or personal information. The login requirement is purely to reduce duplicate answers from individuals or any other mishaps.

Build Contest Theme Poll: https://forms.gle/od3S3ndBpeLcmbn99

Thank you,
SK Staff