Into The Great Trench



Explore this amazing underwater world created by StacyPlays from Madeline Wells winning entry to Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge.


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Into The Great Trench

In February, Minecraft Education joined the second annual Imaginormous Challenge in partnership with the Roald Dahl Estate. This creative writing competition invited students across the U.S. to pen short stories. We are thrilled to announce that Madeline Wells (age 12) from Houston, Texas, was awarded the Minecraft prize for the 2018 Imaginormous Challenge.

Madeline’s story was selected for it’s inventiveness by members of the Minecraft team and YouTube creator Stacy Hinojosa, known as StacyPlays on YouTube, where she has nearly 1.9 million followers and posts creative videos building, exploring and storytelling in Minecraft.

As the Minecraft prize, the winning story has been created as a playable Minecraft world by StacyPlays and her team of Minecraft builders. That Minecraft world is now available for download by players around the world – including classrooms with Minecraft: Education Edition!

Explore the amazing underwater Minecraft world “Into the Great Trench” by downloading for Minecraft: Education Edition, Bedrock or Java.

Here is Madeline’s winning short story:

Our submarine descended into the Great Trench. An hour later, alarms suddenly blasted, lights flickered, and then…silence. We were falling helplessly, as if through air. Then it happened – the submarine crashed, its side ripping open. But instead of water, cool air rushed in. Stunned, I walked out into a world of color and beauty. Instead of sky, the sea hung suspended above a massive air pocket. Colorful birds glided through the air and strange people emerged from the bushes. They gestured towards our vessel, and I heard gasps of wonder as we stepped into the phosphorescent lights.

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