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Australian Esports League and Indomie Announce Renewed Partnership to Boost Grassroots Esports

By News

The Australian Esports League (AEL), a premier organization dedicated to developing the esports ecosystem in Australia, is thrilled to announce the renewal of its partnership with Indomie , the region’s leading noodle brand. Since 2020, Indomie has been the exclusive noodle partner for the AEL, demonstrating a shared commitment to fostering the growth of grassroots esports across schools and universities.

The renewed partnership underscores both organizations’ dedication to the esports community, providing unparalleled experiences and support to up-and-coming talent. Through this collaboration, Indomie Australia will continue to support AEL’s initiatives aimed at nurturing young esports athletes and enthusiasts, ensuring they have the opportunities and resources needed to thrive in the competitive gaming landscape.

Expanding the Esports Experience at Oz Comic-Con

As part of this renewed partnership, Indomie Australia’s diverse range of noodle products will be prominently featured at Oz Comic-Con’s Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane conventions. These events will host exhilarating esports tournaments and free-to-play gaming zones, offering attendees a unique and immersive gaming experience. The presence of Indomie Australia at these conventions highlights the brand’s commitment to the esports community and its support for AEL’s efforts to make esports accessible to a wider audience.

A Shared Vision for the Future

Darren Kwan, Manager of the Australian Esports League, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership’s renewal, stating, “Our collaboration with Indomie Australia has been instrumental in our efforts to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive esports environment in Australia. Their continued support enables us to expand our grassroots initiatives, empowering the next generation of esports talent.”

William Ho, Regional Manager for Indomie in the region, shared similar sentiments, “Indomie is proud to renew our partnership with the Australian Esports League. Together, we share a vision of elevating the esports scene and providing meaningful opportunities for young athletes and gamers. We look forward to another year of successful collaboration and exciting esports events.”

About the Australian Esports League

The Australian Esports League is committed to developing the esports ecosystem in Australia, providing platforms for players to compete, improve their skills, and pursue their passions in competitive gaming. Through partnerships and community-driven initiatives, the AEL aims to foster a supportive and thriving esports community.

About Indomie

Indomie is a leading noodle brand in the region, known for its delicious and diverse range of products. As a committed partner to the Australian Esports League, Indomie supports grassroots esports initiatives, helping to nurture young talent and promote a healthy, active lifestyle through gaming.

Australian Esports League Continues Partnership with AGON by AOC

By News

The Australian Esports League (AEL), a leading body in competitive esports in Australia, is excited to announce the renewal of its partnership with AGON by AOC, a global leader in gaming monitors, continuing its role as the exclusive gaming monitor for the AEL since 2018. This renewed partnership underscores both organizations’ commitment to fostering the growth of esports across Australia, from grassroots initiatives to professional levels.

Through this collaboration, AGON by AOC will support the AEL’s efforts in promoting esports within schools and universities, helping to cultivate the next generation of gamers and esports professionals. AGON by AOC’s top-of-the-line gaming monitors will be featured at all AEL events, ensuring participants and attendees experience the highest quality of competitive play.

The partnership will also see AGON by AOC’s presence at major conventions across Australia, including Oz Comic-Con in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra. At these conventions, the AEL will host esports tournaments and free-to-play gaming zones, all equipped with AGON by AOC monitors, offering attendees an unmatched gaming experience.

Darren Kwan, director of the Australian Esports League, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with AGON by AOC. Their unwavering support for the AEL and the broader esports community has been instrumental in our success. With AGON by AOC’s cutting-edge monitors at our events, we are setting the standard for competitive gaming in Australia.”

Jay Huang, Sales Manager for AOC in the region, also commented on the renewal, stating, “AOC is proud to extend our partnership with the AEL. Our shared vision for the growth of esports in Australia and commitment to providing the best gaming experiences make this collaboration incredibly valuable. We look forward to another successful year of bringing top-tier gaming experiences to players and fans across the country.”

This partnership reaffirms the AEL and AGON by AOC’s dedication to advancing esports in Australia, providing platforms for gamers to showcase their talents, and contributing to the vibrant esports ecosystem.

For more information about the Australian Esports League and upcoming events, visit and to learn more about AGON by AOC, visit and explore their range of gaming monitors.

About the Australian Esports League (AEL)

The Australian Esports League is a leading organizer of esports competitions and events in Australia, offering a platform for gamers at all levels to compete and engage with the community. The AEL have built a nationally significant gaming community since launching its University and School programs. With a focus on promoting esports across the country, the AEL supports grassroots initiatives and provides pathways for amateur players to professional esports careers.

About AGON by AOC

AGON by AOC is renowned for its high-performance gaming monitors, designed to meet the needs of both casual gamers and competitive esports professionals. With a focus on innovation and quality, AGON by AOC delivers an immersive gaming experience through its state-of-the-art technology and design.

Welcoming all schools to Series 1 of the 2024 AEL Minecraft Schools Competition!

By Events, Minecraft, News

Over 60 Schools Ignite Creativity and Collaboration in Series 1 of the 2024 Minecraft Schools Competition

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is thrilled to announce that over 60 schools nationwide are participating in the AEL Minecraft Schools Competition Series 1, a testament to the growing enthusiasm for game-based learning and innovative education initiatives in Australia.

This marks a significant milestone for the competition, highlighting its growing appeal among educators and students alike. Organized to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and digital literacy, the challenge spans various themes tailored to different age groups. For those in years 4-6 they tackle “Neighbourhood Heroes”, those in years 7-9 they tackle “Mathematical Marvels” and for those in years 10-12 they will tackle “Literary Landscapes”

Students in are showcasing their creativity, problem-solving, and collaborative skills as they spend the next ten weeks working on these exciting themes within Minecraft. They’re designing neighborhoods celebrating community heroes, visualizing mathematical concepts through historical architecture, and transforming the essence of Australian literature into immersive landscapes.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive response from Australian schools,” said Darren Kwan, Director at AEL. “This competition demonstrates the power of Minecraft as a transformative educational tool. Students are engaging with subjects in new ways, developing essential 21st-century skills, and having a blast doing it!”

This broad participation underscores the importance of interactive learning platforms like Minecraft: Education Edition in modern education. The competition not only offers students a unique opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a creative setting but also brings together schools in a spirited exchange of innovation and learning.

Everyone at the Australian Esports League extends their heartfelt thanks to all participating schools and looks forward to showcasing the diverse talents of students across all categories. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting educational journey!

About the AEL Minecraft Schools Competition:

The AEL Minecraft Schools Competition is an annual event that challenges students to build creative and innovative Minecraft worlds inspired by specific themes. The competition is open to Australian schools, with separate pools for Years 4–6, 7–9, and 10–12. For more information, visit

With special thanks to Mojang Studios and the Microsoft Education team in Australia.

About the Australian Esports League (AEL)

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a leading organization dedicated to promoting esports in Australia’s education sector. With a focus on student engagement, skill development, and community building, AEL provides a platform for schools to participate in structured esports competitions and programs.

Themes Unveiled for Series 1 of the 2024 AEL Minecraft Schools Competition

By Events, Minecraft, News

Get ready to build, collaborate, and explore fascinating concepts – the AEL Minecraft Schools Competition Series 1 themes are here! We’re thrilled to unveil the creative challenges that await students across Australia.

Years 4-6 Pool: Neighbourhood Heroes

Young builders, it’s time to celebrate the everyday heroes that make our communities thrive! Design a Minecraft neighbourhood showcasing the diverse jobs and roles that keep things running smoothly. Think firefighters, shopkeepers, teachers, and many more. Focus on teamwork and emphasize the vital contributions each person makes to the community.

Years 7-9 Pool: Mathematical Marvels

Prepare to journey back in time and bring mathematics to life! Imagine the world of a classical civilization – ancient Greece, Rome, or Egypt – then visualize mathematical concepts or geometric shapes within this setting. Build awe-inspiring structures or landscapes rooted in mathematical principles. Are you ready to blend history, design, and math in a truly unique way?

Years 10-12 Pool: Literary Landscapes

Calling all literary enthusiasts and creative architects! Delve into the world of an Australian novel or poem, transforming its essence into a Minecraft masterpiece. Construct environments, symbols, and even characters that embody the heart and soul of your chosen literary work.

Get Building & Show Off Your Skills!

Remember, registrations are still open for this epic competition! Secure your spot and unleash your students’ creativity.

  • Registration Closes: March 15th
  • Build Period: March 18th – May 24th
  • Website: for full details and registration

We can’t wait to see the incredible worlds your students will create!

2024 AEL High Schools Cup – Term 1 Division Announcement

By High School Cup, News

After an intense weekend of competitions in Rocket League and Overwatch 2, we now have our competition Divisions for both titles!

Students will compete against their division rivals throughout the next three weeks with the final week resulting in a playoff stage where the strongest will reign supreme!

Rocket League – Broadcast Schedule

Catch the action from our Rocket League competitors from 1PM AEDT every Saturday on

NOTE: All match times are approximate, and matches may change. Week 5 TBD.

Rocket League
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 2
Mar 2
1:00 PM21Grace Gamers GiantsKardina Rockets
1:45 PM32MacKillop Baller EsportsTrinity Titans
2:30 PM13Brisbane SDE Super SapphiresLakers Legends 1
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 3
Mar 9
1:00 PM33TrinityAC RTXBDC Barracudas
1:45 PM24Hills Grammar Team 1QASMT BCDF
2:30 PM35Grace Gamers GoldTrinity Titans
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 4
Mar 16
1:00 PM36Hills Grammar Team 2MacKillop Baller Esports
1:45 PM26Hills Grammar Team 1Grace Gamers Giants
2:30 PM27QASMT BCDFKardinia Rockets

Overwatch 2 – Broadcast Schedule

Catch the action from our Rocket League competitors from 1:30PM AEDT every Saturday on

NOTE: All match times are approximate, and matches may change. Week 5 TBD.

Overwatch 2
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 2
Mar 2
1:00 PM21Corowa High RedCLC Gold
1:45 PM22St Francis de Sales College GreenMacKillop Alpha
2:30 PM13BrisbaneSDE GriffinsSPLC
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 3
Mar 9
1:00 PM23Kardinia GuardiansHumanitas Hooligans
1:45 PM24Faith FalconsCorowa High Red
2:30 PM15Forest Lake LionsKGSCOW
 Time (all AEDT)DivisionRoundTeam 1Team 2
Week 4
Mar 16
1:00 PM25Faith FalconsKardinia Guardians
1:45 PM17Trinity RizzlersGrace Gamers
2:30 PM27Corowa High RedMacKillop Alpha

Welcome to Term 1 of the 2024 AEL High Schools Cup!

By High School Cup, News

The excitement is palpable as we kick off Term 1 of the 2024 AEL High Schools Cup, marking the beginning of another thrilling season of esports competition among high schools. This year, we’re delighted to welcome a diverse array of teams and students who are ready to showcase their skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a series of engaging and competitive events.

A Celebration of Talent and Teamwork

With 24 schools and 186 students participating, the stage is set for an extraordinary display of talent across multiple games. This term, the competition heats up with:

  • 22 teams battling it out in Rocket League (RL)
  • 14 teams taking on the challenges of Overwatch 2 (OW)
  • 8 teams racing to victory in Trackmania

Each game offers a unique set of challenges and opportunities for teamwork, strategy, and individual prowess, ensuring a dynamic and exciting competition for both participants and spectators.

Participant Schools

We are proud to have a fantastic lineup of schools participating in this term’s AEL High Schools Cup. Each school brings its own spirit, energy, and competitive edge to the tournament.

  • Bishop Druitt College
  • Brisbane School of Distance Education (BrisbaneSDE)
  • Concordia Lutheran College
  • Corowa High School
  • Craigslea State High School
  • Denison College of Secondary Education Bathurst High Campus
  • Faith Lutheran College Redlands
  • Forest Lake State High School
  • Grace Lutheran College
  • Hills Grammar School
  • Humanitas High School
  • Kardinia International College
  • Kelvin Grove State College
  • MacKillop College
  • Mentone Grammar
  • Parade College
  • Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
  • St Francis de Sales College
  • St Peters Lutheran College
  • The Lakes College
  • Trinity Anglican College Albury
  • Trinity College Beenleigh

We’d also like to welcome our first student Home Education student from Queensland!

Showcasing School Spirit

An integral part of the AEL High Schools Cup is the incredible spirit and camaraderie displayed by the participating teams. We encourage all schools to support their teams by showcasing their school pride and spirit throughout the competition.

Looking Ahead

As we embark on this journey together, we look forward to witnessing the incredible matches, the display of exceptional skills, and the forging of lasting friendships and rivalries. The AEL High Schools Cup is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of the vibrant esports community within our high schools.

We wish all the competing teams the best of luck. May this term’s AEL High Schools Cup be a memorable and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Let the games begin!

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-date with the latest news, match schedules, and results by following our official channels. Engage with the community, share your moments, and cheer for your favorite teams as they vie for glory in the 2024 AEL High Schools Cup.

Let’s make Term 1 of the 2024 AEL High Schools Cup the best one yet. Here’s to an exciting term of esports action!

The AEL is proudly supported by AGON by AOC the Gaming Monitor partner and Indomie Australia the noodel partner!

Australian Esports League announces the 2024 Minecraft Schools program

By Events, High School Cup, Minecraft, News, Primary School Cup

This years program features the return of the AEL Minecraft Build Challenge and the introduction of the AEL Minecraft Capture the Flag esports series enabling exciting opportunities for high school, primary school, and homeschool students to showcase their Minecraft skills.

The AEL is thrilled to announce its 2024 school programs, featuring two engaging Minecraft events designed to inspire creativity and strategic thinking among students across Australia. The programs include the Minecraft Build Challenge and the Minecraft Capture The Flag esports event, both set to unfold in two exciting series this year, catering to high school, primary school, and homeschool students.

The AEL is proud to continue its partnership with Microsoft and the Minecraft Education team to promote this series, building upon the success of last year’s event. This collaboration underscores our mutual commitment to delivering high-quality educational and competitive experiences for students nationwide.

Minecraft Build Challenge: Unleashing Creativity

The Minecraft Build Challenge invites students to leverage their creativity and teamwork to construct impressive structures within Minecraft. With two series planned for the year, the challenge will consist of three competition pools based on year groups: years 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, each facing a unique theme to guide their builds. Home schoolers are also welcome, competing in a dedicated pool to ensure fair play and recognition.

First Series Dates:

  • Registrations Close: 15th March
  • Competition Starts: 18th March
  • Submissions Due: 24th May
  • Results Announced: 10th June

Second Series Dates:

  • Registrations Close: 16th August
  • Competition Starts: 19th August
  • Submissions Due: 18th October
  • Results Announced: 4th November

Themes for each competition pool will be disclosed post-registration, adding an element of surprise and excitement as teams gear up to showcase their architectural prowess.

Check out the submissions from last year’s challenge here: 2023 AEL Minecraft Build Challenge.

Minecraft Capture The Flag: Strategic Esports Action

Complementing the Build Challenge, the Minecraft Capture The Flag event will test students’ strategic and teamwork skills in a dynamic esports environment. This competition, too, will occur over two series, culminating in an in-person nationals event with details to be announced soon.

The Capture The Flag event promises to be a thrilling experience, encouraging students to engage in competitive play while fostering communication, strategy, and sportsmanship.

Empowering Students Through Esports

The AEL’s 2024 Minecraft programs aim to provide a platform for students to express their creativity, engage in healthy competition, and connect with peers sharing similar interests. Beyond the fun and excitement of gameplay, participants will have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and strategic planning.

Stay tuned for more details on the Minecraft Capture The Flag dates and the announcement of the national event. Schools, students, and homeschoolers interested in participating are encouraged to register promptly to secure their spot in these eagerly anticipated competitions.

For more information and to register for the events, please visit the AEL’s official website: AEL Minecraft Programs.

The AEL is proud to share it is sponsored by AGON by AOC the gaming monitor partner and Indomie Australia the noodle partner.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of Australia’s growing esports community through the engaging world of Minecraft. Join us in celebrating creativity, strategic gameplay, and the spirit of competition in 2024!

Australian Esports League Unveils Exciting 2024 School Esports Programs

By High School Cup, News, Primary School Cup

The Australian Esports League (AEL) is thrilled to announce its comprehensive School esports programs for 2024, designed for both High School and Primary School students across Australia. This year’s lineup promises to be more engaging than ever, with a variety of gaming events and the support of our esteemed partners.

Innovative Gaming Experiences for Students

Our 2024 programs include:

  • Minecraft Build Challenges: Set to inspire creativity and collaboration, the Minecraft Build Challenges will be held twice this year.

    These challenges, catering to Years 5-6, Years 7-9, and Years 10-12, will have their specific details announced in mid-February.

    The first series runs from 11th March to 3rd June, with the second series from 19th August to 4th November.

    Details for registration will be updated at with a general notice being shared once live.
  • High School Esports Program: A dynamic and inclusive initiative designed to bring competitive gaming to high school students across Australia. This program offers a diverse range of popular games each term, providing students with an opportunity to develop teamwork, strategic thinking, and digital skills in a fun and engaging environment

    Starting with Trackmania, Overwatch 2, and Rocket League for Term 1. The addition of Minecraft Capture the Flag and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will come into play from Term 2.

    Term 1 will run from 24th February – 23rd March
    Term 2 will run from 4th May – 8th June
    Term 3 will run from 10th August – 14th September
    Term 4 will run from 2nd November – 23rd November

    *note: these dates are subject to change
  • High School Nationals at PAX Australia: The pinnacle of the High School esports program, the nationals, will be held from 11th to 13th October 2024 at PAX Australia.

    Further details on qualification and attendance will be announced shortly. We are excited to share all the details with everyone soon!
  • Inclusivity for Home School Students: Home school students are invited to join in the excitement with Trackmania available from Term 1 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Term 2. Home School students will also be included in the Minecraft build challenges, we’re excited to welcome everyone into the competition this year!

Why Esports Matters: Benefits for Students

Participating in esports offers numerous benefits for students. It fosters critical thinking, teamwork, strategic planning, and improves hand-eye coordination. Esports also offers a platform for students to explore STEAM fields and develop IT skills in a competitive yet supportive environment. Engaging in esports can enhance students’ school experience, build community, and nurture a sense of belonging.

Parents, Get Excited!

For parents, esports represents a unique opportunity for your children to engage in a safe, moderated, and educational platform that promotes healthy competition. It’s an avenue for students to develop social skills, build friendships, and gain valuable life experiences, all while having fun in the process.

Calling All Teachers: Get Your School Involved

We invite teachers to become part of this exciting journey. If you’re interested in introducing esports at your school, the AEL is here to assist. Our programs are designed to be easily integrated into school curriculums, offering a unique blend of education and entertainment.

Acknowledging Our Partners

We are grateful for the support of our partners, which is vital in bringing these programs to life. Special thanks to AGON by AOC, our gaming monitor partner, and Indomie Australia, our noodle partner. Their continued support enhances the esports experience for all participants.

We also extend our gratitude to Microsoft Australia and the Microsoft Education team for their backing of the Minecraft Education program. Their involvement underscores the educational value of esports in learning environments.

Stay Tuned for Primary School Program Details

Details on the Primary School games and dates will be announced shortly. We are committed to providing younger students with exciting and educational esports experiences. Keep an eye out for when it goes live later this month!

About Australian Esports League

The Australian Esports League is dedicated to developing esports in Australia. We are focused on community and player. By providing platforms for gamers to compete, we aim to foster talent and create pathways for students to excel in the fast-growing world of esports.


Email our friendly team at [email protected] with any queries and we’ll be happy to help!

The Australian Esports League and Invictus Australia are proud to announce an exciting partnership

By News

The Australian Esports League (AEL) and Invictus Australia (IA) are proud to announce an exciting partnership. This collaboration marks a significant step towards fostering inclusivity, competition and community engagement within the Australian esports landscape for current and former serving military veterans and their families.

The Australian Esports League has long been dedicated to promoting and advancing esports across the nation, creating opportunities for gamers of all skill levels to participate and compete. In alignment with their commitment to diversity and inclusion, AEL are proud to join forces with Invictus Australia to extend these opportunities to an even broader community.

Invictus Australia are known for their work in supporting the wellbeing of current and former servicemen and women through the power of connection that sport and activity provides. IA recognises the potential of esports to unite veterans and families of all abilities located around the country, to provide a platform for personal growth and camaraderie.

Through this partnership, the Australian Esports League and Invictus Australia aim to organise and host esports tournaments providing spaces for veterans, their families, and the wider community to come together in the spirit of competition and mutual respect.

According to Director Community Engagement and Impact at Invictus Australia, Toni Cumpston, “This partnership is a wonderful addition to the range of activities Invictus Australia provides the Australian Defence Community.  Re-establishing our partnership with the Australia Esports League provides the opportunity to re-ignite an E-sports league for veterans and their families within Australia.

Interest in E-sports continues to grow both in Australia and around the world, and we are delighted to work with the AEL to provide opportunities for our defence community to join us, as we create veteran and family friendly opportunities to participate, compete and get connected through Esports.

We are excited to be able to announce our first event will be held at our Defence Community Sports Day being held in the ACT on 23rd of March 2024.  We will have both free play and a competition for attendees to participate in, and look forward to kicking off the partnership.”

Key Objectives of our collaboration include:

Inclusive Tournaments: Organising esports tournaments that cater to a diverse range of players, including veterans, their families and the broader community.

Community Outreach: Engaging with local communities to raise awareness about the positive impact of esports and creating events that encourage participation from individuals of all backgrounds. The first esports activation will be held on the 23rd of March in Canberra as part of the Invictus Australia Community Day.

By working together, AEL and IA aim to create an inclusive and supportive environment where individuals can thrive both competitively and personally. We look forward to a successful collaboration that not only strengthens the esports community but also contributes to the broader goals of empowerment, resilience and unity of the Australian Defence community.

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Australian Esports League

Sarah Jae, Director

[email protected]

Invictus Australia

Nina Willoughby, GoodPR

[email protected]

+61 427 400 961

Celebrating Creativity and Innovation: The 2023 AEL Minecraft Competition Winners

By Events, High School Cup, Minecraft, News

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 AEL Minecraft Competition! This year’s competition saw an incredible display of talent, ingenuity, and a deep understanding of the themes across all age groups. Students across Australia from Year 5-12 showcased their skills in Minecraft, creating masterpieces in three distinct categories: medieval architecture, eco-friendly living, and sustainable cities.

Winning schools received a trophy for their students accomplishments with students receiving medallions and merit certificates for placing in the top 3. The student team with the overall best submission received a gamer pack comprising of RIG 500 Pro gaming headsets went to Alfred Deakin High School’s Year 9 Team 2.

A Showcase of Medieval Marvels: Year 5-6 Category

The medieval architecture category challenged Year 5-6 students to travel back in time and recreate historical wonders. The creativity and attention to detail in these builds were nothing short of astounding.


  • 1st Place: GG’s
    • School: The Knox School
    • The team showcased a medieval Japan shiro with a detailed castle at the centre with fortifications including moat and outer walls. The design shows a smart aesthetic approach to showing medieval life in Japan. The students went so far as to depict an invading force highlighting the tumultuous times.
  • 2nd Place: Guacamole
    • School: Eltham College,
    • The submission shows a medieval town with castle, towers and town built into a mountainous setting. The students utilised different materials available in Minecraft to highlight different sections of the medieval life with a colourful market and chapel.
  • 3rd Place: The Falcon Kingdom
    • School: The Knox School
    • The students showcased a popular castle design featuring a stone keep ringed with Balista, bailey, outer wall and draw bridge over a moat. The submission shows creative use of Minecraft to demonstrate different aspects of medieval life within a castle setting.

Innovations for a Greener Tomorrow: Year 7-9 Category

In the eco-friendly living category, students in Years 7-9 were tasked with designing living spaces that harmonize with nature. The entries displayed a profound understanding of sustainability and environmental stewardship.


  • 1st Place: Year 9 Team 2
    • School: Alfred Deakin High School
    • The winning submission showcased a detailed community with multiple houses and buildings demonstrating different applications of eco-friendly living. From regenerative building materials to renewable sources of energy and water the students showed a complex use of Minecraft to demonstrate eco-friendly living.
  • 2nd Place: The Asian Investors
    • School: The Knox School
    • The students showcased a modern home that utilised natural light, multiple green energy sources, greenhouse garden and a creative use of Minecraft materials to provide a colourful demonstration of eco-friendly living.
  • Equal 3rd Place: Team 4
    • School: Cavendish Road State High School
    • The team presented a strong concept for eco-friendly living in a modern setting which is highlighted by a solar power system that track sunlight, vertical greenhouse garden, natural light and regenerative building materials.
  • Equal 3rd Place: 3d Terraria
    • School: The Knox School
    • The team built a town to demonstrate eco-friendly living applications across a variety of property settings. This incorporated green energy sources, harmony with nature, regenerative building materials and transport.

Envisioning Sustainable Cities: Year 10-12 Category

Our oldest participants, from Years 10-12, were challenged to conceptualize sustainable cities. The results were futuristic, practical, and showcased a visionary approach to urban development.


  • 1st Place: Emmanuel Gold
    • School: Emmanuel Catholic College
    • The submission shows a modern inspired city featuring a series of skyscrapers and multiple sustainable city initiatives on display. These include green energy initiatives, urban revitalization projects, vertical gardens, transportation, harmony with nature, waste management and community spaces.
  • 2nd Place: Team 1
    • School: QLD Academy for Science, Mathematics & Technology
    • The students showcased a city built into the natural environment with greenery throughout and some creative applications of Minecraft materials to showcase concepts including an alternative green powered lift system. The submission is colourful and lively example of an imagined sustainable city that features regenerative building materials, a community in harmony with the environment, green power initiatives and more.
  • 3rd Place: Team 2
    • School: Cavendish Road State High School
    • The students showcased a modern sustainable city with medium rise construction that depicts green energy, regenerative building materials, communal spaces, transport, food and waste management concepts. The submission features integration with the surrounding environment using different Minecraft materials to showcase a variety of biomes.

A Heartfelt Thanks to All Participants

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to every student who participated in the 2023 AEL Minecraft Competition. Your creativity and passion for building a better world have truly inspired us all.

To see all submissions please visit

As we close the chapter on this year’s AEL Minecraft Competition, we look forward with anticipation to what the next edition will bring in 2024. This competition is more than just a showcase of Minecraft skills; it’s a celebration of the boundless creativity and potential of our young minds. It’s a testament to how technology, when combined with education and creativity, can foster a deeper understanding of important concepts like sustainability, history, and community living.

To schools and stakeholders who have been part of this journey, your support and engagement have been instrumental in making this event a resounding success. We encourage you to continue being a part of this innovative educational experience. To those who are yet to join us, we extend an invitation to be part of a movement that is shaping the way our students engage with technology and learning.

We extend a special thank you to the Mojang Studios, the Microsoft Education team and to our sponsors AGON by AOC and Indomie Australia for supporting the AEL’s programs this year.

The AEL Minecraft Competition is more than just a competition; it’s a platform for students to express their ideas, challenge their creativity, and contribute to a dialogue about our world’s future. As we prepare for the 2024 edition, we look forward to seeing new schools, new students, and new ideas. Together, let’s build a community that champions creativity, innovation, and learning.

Join us in making the 2024 AEL Minecraft Competition an even bigger success. Let’s inspire, let’s innovate, and let’s create a brighter future, one block at a time.

The AEL are looking for educators and community members alike who are keen to participate in this growing initiative – please reach out to our friendly team at [email protected] to see how you can get involved.