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Competition Deliverables

The Future City Competition consists of five deliverables, or end products of the project. These deliverables document the team’s progress through the engineering design process and showcase the team’s city of the future. Teams are judged and scored on all deliverables.

Virtual City Design - 48 pointsTOP

Students design a virtual city using SimCity software and present their city's progress via a slideshow presentation. This simulated design experience teaches students city planning, helps them see the consequences of their decisions, and gives them a chance to explore various layouts and designs for their future city. Due in November or December. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date. Read more.

City Essay - 60 pointsTOP

Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their city. This year's Power of Public Spaces theme challenges teams to design a network of innovative, multi-use public spaces throughout their city that serves the city's diverse population. Due in November or December. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date. Read more.

City Model - 70 pointsTOP

Students build a scale model of a section of their city using recycled materials and including at least one moving part. Due at the Regional Competition. Read more.

City Presentation - 70 pointsTOP

Students give a 7-minute presentation (followed by a 5–8 minute question and answer period with the judges) discussing features of their future city and their solution to the citywide challenge. Due at the Regional Competition. Read more.

Project Plan - 10 pointsTOP

Students work with their team to complete a project plan to help them stay organized and focused with the Future City project. Due one week before the Regional Competition. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region’s due date. Read more.