Minecraft Cup 2020

Coding Lab Team awarded Best Coding Team on Minecraft Cup 2019

We partially localized from https://minecraftcup.com information (as of 8/10/2020) and our class info.

Basic info

  • Official Website: https://minecraftcup.com/
  • Individual Submissions (not a Group Project)
  • Open to any students worldwide, but you must submit documents in Japanese.
  • Under 18
  • Sign-Up: https://minecraftcup.com/apply/
  • Must use Minecraft Education Edition (info below)
  • Final Submission Date: November 23, 2020

Minecraft Education

  • Students must use Minecraft Education Edition for the competition
  • Minecraft Education License will be loaned for free to each student.
  • Valid: July 22, 2020 to Sunday, February 28, 2021.
  • After you sign up, Microsoft will email you the username/password in about 3 business days.
  • Windows 10, Mac, iPad, Chromebook
  • Download: https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download

Age groups

Students under 18 as of March 31, 2021

  • Elementary school lower grades: 9 years old (third grader) or younger
  • Elementary school upper grades: 9 years old (4th grader) to 12 years old (6th grader)
  • Middle school division: 12 years old (1st year middle school student) to 15 years old (3rd year middle school student)
  • High school student division: 15 years old — 18 years old


School of the Future, a place where each person can challenge their possibilities.


  • Society5.0・SDGsなど、未来を考えるテーマを実現して、多様な人々が充実した暮らしができるか
    How does your world address future-oriented themes, such as Society5.0 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Does your world enable diverse people to fulfill their lives?
  • テーマに対して様々な調査を行えているか
    Research done on theme.
  • プログラミングやレッドストーンが活用され`ているか
    Programming and Redstone. How much programming was used? How much Redstone was used?
  • 計画を立てて取り組むことができるか


  • First screening: Initial selection by experts (coach community)
  • Second screening: The works that have passed the first screening will be published on the official website. Peer voting conducted by the participant who submitted the work.
  • Final examination: Presentation will be presented by the participants at the final examination and evaluated by the judges


Here are the basic things each student will need to submit.

  • World data (.mcworld file) from “Minecraft: Education Edition”.
  • Thumbnail image with the title to be displayed when introducing the work.
  • 5 screenshots of the world (.jpg or .png format 1920 x 1080 size or more)
  • MakeCode programs – code files you created to build parts of your world. *Optional
    o Even though this is optional, I would recommend that students save their code and include it in their final submission.
    • Tip: Save code files to your computer often. Sometimes code can get deleted in MakeCode so it’s good to save to your computer ofter. In the code editor, click the Gear icon, click Save.
    • The Share button will save your code to the cloud and create a link you can include in your final submission.

Coding Lab Japan – Events

  • Coding Lab Japan will host a Minecraft World that students can join online
    • We’ll send more info soon.
  • Coding Lab Minecraft Mini Hackathons
    • Coding Competitions within Coding Lab Japan
  • Coding Lab Mentoring
    • More info soon.
  • Coding Lab Minecraft Classes
    • Minecraft and Scratch
    • Minecraft and Python
    • Upcoming Classes (more classes scheduled soon)

Coding Basics/Tips in Minecraft Education Edition

  • In Minecraft Education, type “C” to open the code editor. Choose “Microsoft MakeCode”
  • Don’t forget to press the “Play” button on code to start it.
  • To run code in Minecraft, type “t” to open the chat commands. Then type the name of your command.
  • Save code files to your computer often. Sometimes code can get deleted in MakeCode so it’s good to save to your computer. In the code editor, click the Gear icon, click Save.
  • To create a shareable link to your code (which you can share with the judges), click the Share button in the code editor.