This Sustainable September, join the Minecraft challenge at Fed Square!

Kids are being asked to build a food sustainable world from the ground up. This could be a local building, school, skate park or anything in between – and the best entries score brilliant prizes!

The most creative food sustainable world will win a $100 gift voucher from Readings and runners up will win a copy of Alice Zaslavksy’s soon to be released new book, In Praise of Veg. Entries will have the chance to be featured Fed Square’s Digital façade.

The competition opens 1 September and closes 20 September. Winners will be announced at The Little Food Festival at 12:00pm on 30 September.


The food we eat—how it is grown, packaged and transported to us impacts the health of our planet. If we want a better and more sustainable future for all we need to create a more sustainable food system. This means we need to think about new and more sustainable ways for growing, preparing, packaging and transporting food to our homes and our plates, including how far the food has travelled and how much is wasted along the way.


Students from all over Australia can enter independently or as a collaborative team. However, to be in the running for a prize entrants must be aged 12 years or under and live in Victoria.


  • Research: Do your research on food and sustainability – we have provided some links below to get you started!
  • Build: Based on your research, design and create a Minecraft world that has food sustainability as a key goal, ensuring your build shares information about food sustainability. Your Minecraft world ideally will be designed to reflect the local area where you live – If you live in the City of Melbourne you could create your world inside Mini Melbourne!
  • Submit: You’ll need to prepare a digital presentation that will take us on a tour of your world and submit via the link here.

Find out more details on Minecraft Challenge HERE.

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