NASEF Farmcraft™ 2022

Build the best farm in Minecraft Education, understand global conditions, and compete internationally for some AWESOME prizes!

This is a new kind of game where you can compete and learn in an international arena of science and technology. A U.S. Department of State-supported science-based, esports event featuring Minecraft challenges and live online events.


What is Farmcraft?

NASEF Farmcraft™ 2022 is a student challenge to successfully create farms and grow foods in Minecraft! Apply and adapt agricultural production techniques in different unique environmental biomes.

Participation is free and open to students grades 3-12 (ages 8-18).

Registration is now closed


Submit regular season challenge #3 by May 27, 2022

Submit regular season challenge #2 by May 13, 2022 for your chance to be featured on the livestream!


Regular season challenge #1


Download the Farmcraft 2022 world below!


Prizes for Farmcraft competition!

Everyone participating will get a digital participation certificate and custom Minecraft skins that are themed to match the topics of farming, climate, science, etc

1st place Junior Division | Senior Division | All Ages Division

  • Showcased on the North America Scholastic Esports Federation website and social media
  • Individual official NASEF Farmcraft 2022 certificates
  • Amazon gift card $350 gift card

2nd place Junior Division | Senior Division | All Ages ​Division

  • Showcased on the North America Scholastic Esports Federation website and social media
  • Individual official NASEF Farmcraft 2022 certificates
  • Amazon gift card $200

3rd place Junior Division | Senior Division | All Ages Division

  • Showcased on the North America Scholastic Esports Federation website and social media
  • Individual official NASEF Farmcraft 2022 certificates
  • Amazon gift card $100

Win additional Minecraft skins by doing the PhotoVoice activity by May 27, 2022!

The Farmcraft Team is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to learn more about your students’ experiences with Farmcraft 2022 so we can make the next version even better. PhotoVoice activity is for students aged 13 and older to complete throughout the season. 

What is PhotoVoice?

PhotoVoice is a participatory research method in which participants take pictures to illustrate their situations. They photograph things that are important to them and record changes. In this activity, students will be asked to respond to a series of prompts by taking screenshots during their Farmcraft 2022 gameplay. Players who upload submissions for more than 50% of the prompts will receive exclusive access to skins designed by the Farmcraft Team. Additional instructions are provided in the attached activity sheet.

For this activity, we ask students to provide their email address so that they can receive access to the incentive provided as part of this data collection activity. Students will only be contacted by the Department of State with their express permission. Please note that all data collection activities adhere to FERPA standards, and the Department of State takes all reasonable measures to protect personally identifiable and other sensitive data collected. For more information, please see the attached Terms and Conditions statement.

If you have any questions, or if your students experience any technical issues uploading their submission, please contact ECAEvaluation@state.gov.

Submit PhotoVoice Activity

View PhotoVoice Activity PDF

View Data Collection Terms and Conditions

Farmcraft Overview Timeline

REGISTRATION

January 31, 2022 -  April 20, 2022

Adult Sponsors may create Teams by registering, where they may request licenses for Minecraft: Education Edition. 

PRESEASON

February 16, 2022 - March 25, 2022

Flipgrid Design Challenges using Minecraft: Education Edition

 

REGULAR SEASON

March 30, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Mission-based Challenges using Modded Minecraft Education World

Farmcraft 2022 Live Stream Schedule

Watch every stream on NASEF's YouTube Channel. All past live streams will be available to view here.

  • April 27, 2022 @ 1:00pm PT | 4:00pm ET
  • May 4, 2022 @ 1:00pm PT | 4:00pm ET
  • May 11, 2022 @ 1:00pm PT | 4:00pm ET
  • June 1, 2022 @ 1:00pm PT | 4:00pm ET

Watch our past live streams!

Farmcraft 2022 Launch Stream

Farmcraft 2022 Launch Stream

Pre-Season Challenge #1: Chat with a Farmer

Pre-Season Challenge #1: Chat with a Farmer

Pre-Season Challenge #2: The Effects of Climate Change

Pre-Season Challenge #2: The Effects of Climate Change

Pre-Season Challenge #3: Environmental Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation

Pre-Season Challenge #3: Environmental Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation

Official Farmcraft 2022 World Launch

Official Farmcraft 2022 World Launch

Food for Thought & Regular Season Challenge #1

Food for Thought & Regular Season Challenge #1


Countries Registered for Farmcraft 2022


Tune In Again: Our NASEF Farmcraft Awards Stream on YouTube!

Thank you to all who joined us for our first NASEF Farmcraft season! Congratulations to all teams who participated globally! 

Check out our final global NASEF Farmcraft Leaderboard for the top teams competing in our Junior, Senior and All Ages Division!

Congratulations to our NASEF Farmcraft 2021 Winners! 

All Ages Division

1st Place - Team 3 Musketeers (Malaysia)

  • Adult Sponsor: Munawwir Syazilli
  • Student(s): Lim Wee P., Su Yong X., Joshua P.

2nd Place - Team Play Palay (Uruguay)

  • Adult Sponsor: Sergio Palay
  • Student(s): Ismael P.

3rd Place - Team Golden Farming Gods (Malaysia)

  • Adult Sponsor: Munawwir Syazilli
  • Student(s): Eleazar E., Ooi Chia L., Ang Qu Z., Valiant Tai Zi P.

Junior Division

1st Place - Team #TLCSBlue (Botswana)

  • Adult Sponsor: Ibironke Osunbawo
  • Student(s): Leon M., Kgopo K., Jason R., Rorisang E.

2nd Place - Team JAMCASES (Malta)

  • Adult Sponsor: Jean Calleja Agius, Amy Li
  • Student(s): Mia J., Emma C., Amelie C.

3rd Place - Team Merry Marigold (Malaysia)

  • Adult Sponsor: LIM JIN
  • Student(s): Xin Bing L., Xin Ru L.

Senior Division

1st Place - Team Garage Builders (Mexico)

  • Adult Sponsor: Leobardo Arath Frem Sosa 
  • Student(s): Jose Andre S., Gabriel Cárdenas R., Alan Llanes S., Pedro Librado R.

2nd Place - Team Knight Farmers (United States)

  • Adult Sponsor: Mikal Thompson 
  • Student(s): John M., Andres Q., Ashlynn Gomez J., Cesar Q.

3rd Place - Team Let ‘Em Know (United States)

  • Adult Sponsor: Michael Reilly
  • Student(s): Noah Z., Jonathan R., Eric P., Jonathan L.