Mega Voxel Jam 2020


Hello Again Everyone! Its almost time for our next Mega Voxel Jam! Since the beginning we wanted to create a community where everyone can experience the fun of working with voxels and show off their work with the rest of the world. A great way of doing that is through our Mega Voxel Jam competition. We’ve been working extra hard to create a jam where voxel artists of all levels get a chance to show off some of the great creations they make!

This time around we decided to do some things differently. Rather than choose a specific theme like last years where it was based on animals, we decided to broaden the theme and allow voxel creators a little more freedom in creating what they feel best meets the criteria. Also instead of one challenge there will be three this time around!

Mega Voxel Jam Schedule

  • Mega Voxel Jam starts and accepts submissions between May 4th - May 16th 
  • Voting begins and continues from May 17 - May 23
  • Winners will be announced May 24 

Mega Voxel Jam Challenges

This year's jam will consist of 3 seperate challenges that you can enter. You can participate in one or all three! However you can only submit one submission to each. We feel really good about this years lineup so read on to see what challenges you would like to participate in.

Challenge #1: Tiny Challenge

In this challenge we wanted creators to really emphasize every voxel that went into their piece by limiting the size that they have to work with. This makes every voxel count! Creators are free to make anything they want, but the creation itself must stay within 32x32x32 dimensions. We are excited about this one because many of the most liked creations featured on Mega Voxels are under 32x32x32.

  • Challenge: Tiny Challenge 
  • Theme: None, Free to Choose 
  • Challenge Constraints: Single model no bigger than 32x32x32 or Multiple models combined no bigger than 32x32x32. 
  • Eligible Voxel Software: MagicaVoxel, VoxEdit, Minecraft, Qubicle, Voxel Max or Goxel 
  • Tips: The main idea of this challenge is to recreate something tiny, so if you want to get the best possible score, don’t just make something to fit the requirement, actually make it “look” tiny.

Challenge #2: Bricked!

So this challenge is one we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. In this challenge you are free to create whatever you like as well, however you must use the Lego shape in MagicaVoxel. We have had a lot of positive feedback from LEGO creators on Instagram and Facebook and they are excited to see the possibilities of making block creations with voxels!

  • Challenge: Bricked! Challenge
  • Theme: None, Free to Choose 
  • Challenge Constraints: Must use the Lego shape in MagicaVoxel voxel editor 
  • Eligible Voxel Software: MagicaVoxel 
  • Tips: To learn how to apply this effect check out our tutorial How to Create Lego Voxels in MagicaVoxel. Also even though there is no size requirement we recommend keeping your scene small enough so that the judges and the community can see the Lego effect on your model. If its too big it’ll be difficult to see the effect and lower your chance of winning.

Challenge #3: My World

We believe that every voxel creator whether you’re in MagicaVoxel, Qubicle, VoxEdit, Voxel Max or even Minecraft has a creative and unique version of their dream world. So for this challenge we invite you to share with thousands of others what your dream world would look like in voxels. There is no model or size limit. We are also inviting our Minecraft creators to join on this challenge. We are excited to see what you create!

  • Challenge: My World Theme: Your Dream World 
  • Requirements: No size or model limit, however must be a single scene 
  • Required software: MagicaVoxel, Minecraft, VoxEdit, Qubicle, Voxel Max or Goxel 
  • Tips: If you are using MagicaVoxel and want to make a bigger scene, check out our tutorial How to Increase the Maximum Size in MagicaVoxel

Mega Voxel Jam Awards 

Each challenge will have 4 winners: First, Second, Third and Editor's Choice. The winners will be voted on by the community and be monitored by the Mega Voxels Team. The Editor's Choice award will be selected by the Mega Voxels Team. After the time limit is up we will use a voting system similar to last years, which is a combination of likes, comments and shares. The point structure will work as follows:
  • 1 Like = 1 Point
  • 1 Share = 3 Points
  • 1 👍 Comment = 5 Points
The top 3 creations with the most points for each challenge will be the winners. The prizes are as follows:
  1. First Place Winner - Gets a Featured Story & Featured Post of their winning selection on all Mega Voxels channels including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with link to a website of their choice (portfolio, social media etc.). To put that in perspective that’s close to around 200,000 impressions a week! They will also earn a spot in our featured story section of the Mega Voxel Jam channel. In addition they will get 5 On-Demand Featured Spots on Mega Voxels to share either their art or games. And last but not least they will also get a special AR Gold trophy via Instagram with their username engraved to share with the world!
  2. Second Place Winner - Gets a Featured Story & Featured Post on all Mega Voxels channels including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with link to a website of their choice (portfolio, social media etc.). They will also earn a spot in our featured story section of the Mega Voxel Jam channel. In addition they will get 3 On-Demand Featured Spots on Mega Voxels to share either their art or games. And last but not least they will also get a special AR Silver trophy via Instagram with their username engraved to share with the world!
  3. Third Place Winner - Gets a Featured Story & Featured Post on all Mega Voxels channels including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with link to a website of their choice (portfolio, social media etc.). They will also earn a spot in our featured story section of the Mega Voxel Jam channel. In addition they will get 1 On-Demand Featured Spots on Mega Voxels to share either their art or games. And last but not least they will also get a special AR Bronze trophy via Instagram with their username engraved to share with the world!
  4. Editors Choice Winner - Gets a Featured Story & Featured Post on Mega Voxels with a link to a website of their choice (portfolio, social media etc.). In addition they will get 3 on demand featured spots on Mega Voxels to share either their art or games. They will also receive an AR glass trophy.
The last award is for everyone! Anyone who participates will automatically have their art featured on a combined post we will be having before voting begins. This means every participant will get their artwork featured in a combined post with other voxel artists who are participating in the Voxel Jam on Mega Voxels. This will include a tag with their name attached to their post as well as a link to their profile in the description! This will put your name in front of thousands of voxel fans!

As you can see there are plenty of chances to win! So whether its your first time making voxel art or you are a seasoned creator, we encourage you to try it out and share your creations with the world!

How to Enter

To have your work included in the Mega Voxel Jam follow these steps and rules:
  • Tag us @megavoxels & include the #megavoxeljam in the description on your post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and we will include you in the jam. Also be sure to specify which challenge you're entering into.
  • You can also DM us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with your entry if you prefer

Rules, Terms and Conditions

  • Your profile that you are sharing from must be public so that we can give you credit
  • You can submit either a photo or video. No model format files will be accepted.
  • You can submit a previous work that you've shared before or create a new one for the jam.
  • All artwork must be suitable for a general audience. No graphic violence, hate speech, adult content, etc. We reserve the right to refuse any artwork that we feel is not suitable for the general public. 
  • By agreeing to these terms, you grant Mega Voxels (maintained by Edward Vega) permission to share your voxel art on all Mega Voxels channels including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and the website Megavoxels.com. All artwork will include the artist name and a link to the artist profile. The art will not be used anywhere else. 
  • You will have a period of 2 weeks beginning May 4th through May 16th to submit your artwork for consideration. This gives us time to review your art.
  • Voting will begin May 17th and end on May 23rd
  • Winners will be announced no sooner than May 24th
  • Winners will have a choice of url only if it is suitable for a general audience. We reserve the right to refuse any website we feel is not suitable for the general public.
  • All artwork that is submitted must be your original work. No submitting others artwork. We reserve the right to remove or exclude any art that is submitted without proper ownership.
If you have any questions please message us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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