Adelaide schoolchildren have been invited to take part in a competition to design the “perfect” national park for the state of South Australia with help from a 3D game to do with breaking and placing blocks.

Children in grades four, five, six and seven from across the metropolitan and Adelaide Hills schools region have been asked by the State Government to imagine what they’d like to see in a national park and to model their ideas on the popular game, ‘Minecraft’.

The State Government’s Natural Resources department says they have set aside $10.4m for park projects and that there is a real possibility that some of the ideas proposed by the schoolchildren will be incorporated in future upgrades of the State’s parks.

The Natural Resources department have given full creative freedom to the competitors but have offered guidance to what a national park should include.

“They say the winner will be selected on criteria including sustainability, usability and overall skill, but parks are places to have fun, so the enjoyment factor will also be important,” reads their media release.

The competition closes on Friday 12 June 2015 and the winner will be announced on Monday 13 July 2015.

Competition terms and conditions are available here (234kb pdf).