In the last Project Update, we shared that we’re working on the new and easy-to-use Builder. Our vision for Builder is to provide a way for all users, regardless of their technical backgrounds, to create immersive content to host on their LAND.

In anticipation of the new scene builder (and to celebrate its upcoming launch), we are excited to introduce Decentraland’s Creator Contest!

Our goal is to encourage and reward creative scenes put together by community members using the scene builder.

How will the competition work?

The format of the Creator Contest is quite simple. All you have to do right now is sign up with your email address. There’s no limit to how many people can sign up, but each individual can submit no more than 20 scenes.

After the Builder is launched, the Creator Contest will officially begin - giving you two weeks to put your imagination to use in putting together your most immersive and beautiful (or bizarre) scenes.

When will the competition begin?

The Creator Contest is scheduled to begin in early March, in conjunction with the release of the Builder. Since the Builder is still under construction (pun intended), we don’t yet have an exact start date, so stay tuned for details by following us on Twitter, signing up for the contest, or keeping an eye on our blog.

What are the prizes?

Every single scene that is submitted through the Creator Contest will be rewarded with 100 MANA, even if it isn’t selected by the judge panel as one of the finalists.

The most creative scenes will be hand-picked by a panel of five expert judges. A total of 50 scenes will be deployed, and featured within Genesis City. From those 50 scenes, five will be selected as finalists and their creators will receive some premium LAND and a purse of MANA.

The remaining 45 featured parcels will also be rewarded with LAND and additional MANA!

Who are the judges?

The panel of judges will be made up of development and design experts from the core Decentraland team, like our Production VP and Art Director, and members of other related projects. We’ll introduce the judges and their backgrounds leading up to the competition in the coming weeks.

Tell me more about the Builder!

The Builder is a drag-and-drop web-based editor for Decentraland. By basing the Builder on the SDK 5.0 and providing over 100 unique 3D assets, we hope to make it easier for the entire community to create scenes that can be hosted on their LAND.

A scene building tool like the Landscaper has been our second most frequently requested feature (right after the second LAND auction), and we’re happy to be so close to making this available. Our target launch date sits in early March, stay tuned for details!

We’ll be releasing more details as we get closer to the launch of the Builder and the Creator Contest.