March 25, 2022

Master Builders: Phase 4

We are nearing the end of the Master Builders Contest and the final phase is now accepting submissions! Starting today, players can start submitting their 3D Model designs for Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Players will have until next Wednesday, March 30th, at 11:59 PM PT to submit designs for Phase 4 to be considered for voting. We have seen some amazing designs in the previous phases and look forward to seeing what's to come for Phase 4! If you need some inspiration, check out the winning models of Phase 1 and Phase 2. Also, don't forget to vote in Phase 3 next week!

Submit a Manhattan Model

Submit a Bronx Model

Submit a Brooklyn Model

Submit a Staten Island Model

What is the Master Builders Contest?

Players will be required to submit a polished 3D model for any Upland city of their choice; players will be limited to 1 model submission for each city. The model should accurately reflect aspects of each city’s real-world counterpart and should borrow architectural elements of buildings in that city. It’s important to remember that players are not required to design any specific buildings that exist in the real world, and are encouraged to use their imagination to capture the essence of each city. 

For the sake of simplicity, we will be grouping this competition into Phases, and each Phase will include a new set of cities that players can design for. Refer to the “Contest Schedule” below to see which cities belong to which stages in addition to deadlines for each. 

We also encourage players to collaborate and share each others’ designs in the #master-builders channel in Discord!

Submission Guidelines

Submission Must Use an Upland Official Template

Players must utilize the provided Upland’s Official ‘Structure’ Blender template file as their base. Please refer to the Style Guide for additional information on how to design your models.

Official Structure Template

Structure NFT Style-Guide

Note: .Blend files will be the ONLY 3D file type that we support.

Model Must Reflect the Real-World

Model must reflect the real world and should mimic the style of structures within the city’s real-world location. The scale, footprint, and height of each model must all match the real world and should not contain fantasy-based elements.

Finally, all models must pass Upland’s QA Checklist included in the Submission Form. Click the relevant link below to submit your model!

Contest Schedule

Phase 1: San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara, & Fresno

Phase 2: Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Cleveland, & Chicago

Phase 3: Nashville, New Orleans, Kansas City, & Rutherford

Phase 4: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, & Staten Island

Week 1 (2.21) 

Tuesday (2.22): 

  • Phase 1 Submissions Open

Week 2 (2.28)

Free Week: 

  • Work on your designs! The window for submissions gets smaller later on so be sure to plan accordingly!

Week 3 (3.7)

Wednesday (3.9): 

  • Phase 1 Submissions Close at 11:59 PM PT

Friday (3.11): 

  • Phase 2 Submissions Open

Sunday (3.13): 

  • Phase 1 Re-Submissions Close at 11:59 PM PT

Week 4 (3.14)

Tuesday (3.15): 

  • Phase 1 Voting Begins

Wednesday (3.16)

  • Phase 1 Voting Ends at 11:59 PM PT
  • Phase 2 Submissions Close at 11:59 PM PT

Thursday (3.17)

  • Phase 1 Winners are Announced to the Community

Friday (3.18)

  • Phase 3 Submissions Open

Sunday (3.20)

  • Phase 2 Re-Submissions Close 11:59 PM PT

Week 5 (3.21)

Tuesday (3.22)

  • Phase 2 Voting Begins

Wednesday (3.23)

  • Phase 2 Voting Ends at 11:59 PM PT
  • Phase 3 Submissions Close at 11:59 PM PT

Thursday (3.24)

  • Phase 2 Winners are Announced to the Community

Friday (3.25)

  • Phase 4 Submissions Open

Sunday (3.27)

  • Phase 3 Re-Submissions Close 11:59 PM PT

Week 6 (3.28)

Tuesday (3.29)

  • Phase 3 Voting Begins

Wednesday (3.30)

  • Phase 3 Voting Ends at 11:59 PM PT
  • Phase 4 Submissions Close at 11:59 PM PT

Thursday (3.31)

  • Phase 3 Winners are Announced to the Community

Sunday (4.3)

  • Phase 4 Re-Submissions Close 11:59 PM PT

Week 7 (4.4)

Tuesday (4.5)

  • Phase 4 Voting Begins (2 Days)

Wednesday (4.6)

  • Phase 4 Voting Ends at 11:59 PM PT

Thursday (4.7)

  • Phase 4 Winners are Announced to the Community

Note: The above timeline is subject to change pending operational constraints.

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