The Malta Baby & Kids Directory will be celebrating its 10th anniversary by partnering with Headstart Technology to hold a children’s competition themed ‘Malta in Minecraft’ – encouraging children to create their favourite Maltese scene in the style of this very popular e-learning tool.

“We are very excited to explore creativity in all its forms, and this special anniversary edition is really taking our competitions in a completely new direction,” said Crysta Darmanin for Malta Baby & Kids Directory.

“When we launched EasyPeasy Coding earlier this year our aim was to showcase how technology can be a catalyst for creativity in young children. We believe that programmes like Minecraft are ideal ways to engage kids and can be so much more than just games,” said Klaus Conrad from Headstart Technology Limited.

Minecraft has become a global phenomenon, played by millions of children and adults alike. Recently acquired by Microsoft, Minecraft is best understood as an unlimited box of virtual building blocks, where players have complete freedom to create anything they want, from massive buildings to sophisticated machines.

The competition is open to children aged five to 12 and submissions may be physical models, colour print-outs of screenshots or exports. Many prizes are up for grabs, ranging from Raspberry Pi computers to Ozobots, free Minecraft accounts and course vouchers for EasyPeasy Coding workshops. Thought 3D will be printing reproductions of the top submissions.

Full rules and regulations may be viewed at www.maltababyandkids.com. One can also subscribe to form part of the Malta Baby & Kids community to updated with the latest developments on this incentive.

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