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Awards & Prizes

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Award Name Winner Sponsor Criteria
Best Project Plan Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning, Texas (Houston)

Project Management Institute Educational Foundation

Teams should develop a clear statement of what needs to be accomplished on their project, including a list of deliverables. They should also have a project budget and schedule or timeline for the completion of their work. Special consideration will be given to teams that list potential unexpected events/situations they thought of that might present challenges for their project and what they did to prevent them.
Excellence in Systems Integration Forest Park Middle School, Wisconsin

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers

Demonstration of excellence in the design of integrated systems of people, material, information equipment, and energy.
Best Land Surveying Practices West Ridge Middle School, Texas (North)


The design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protest the public's safety and welfare.
People's Choice Award Shanghai Jianping Experimental Middle School, China (Shanghai)


This award is given to the team that is voted by their peers to have the best model. Voting is done by ballot during the Special Awards Judging.
Most Advanced Smart Grid Franklin Middle School, Iowa


Strategic placement of a communications system that is both efficient and accurate.
Best City Model West Ridge Middle School, Texas (North)


This award is given to the team with the overall highest score as judged during the National Preliminary Judging of the Model.
Best Virtual City Design Lionville Middle School, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

Electronic Arts, Inc.

This award is given to the team with the highest overall score as judged by the National Virtual City Judges.
The City of the Future that Best Incorporates Cultural and Historical Resources Mill Middle School, New York (Western)

Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers, Inc

The City whose design best incorporates historical & cultural sites, buildings, infrastructure and customs.
Best Residential Zone Hanes Magnet School, North Carolina

Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA

Strategic placement of residential zones that allow maximum return for quality of life issues.
Protecting the Public’s Safety and Welfare through Competent and Ethical Engineering Practices Southwest Middle School, Great Plains

National Society of Professional Engineers

There exists a vital role professional engineers play in the lives and well-being of the public. They do this by protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare by engaging in competent practices and through other fundamental ethical values and principles. Teams need to explain in detail what it is about their city that ensures the health, safety and welfare of its residents and what specifically will guarantee for them an improved quality of life.
Best Management of Water Resources St. Hugh Catholic School, Florida (South)

Bentley Systems, Inc.

Efficient design of water treatment and distribution for human consumption, agriculture, industry, recreation, and fire protection. Responsible sewage collection and treatment for environmental protection and community aesthetics. Innovative stormwater collection, treatment, reuse and/or discharge back into the environment.
Best Futuristic City W. Mack Lyon Middle School


Use of futuristic engineering concepts into city's communications, energy, or transportation systems
Best Use of Innovative Construction Materials and Techniques Victory Middle School, Idaho

Turner Construction Company

Use of innovative construction materials. Use of innovative construction techniques. Overall construction of design.
Most Sustainable Buildings Annunciation Catholic School, New Mexico


In recognition of energy efficient buildings that minimize their impact on the outdoor environment and provide indoor environmental quality for building occupants.
Best Indoor Environment Academy for Science & Foreign Language, Alabama


Indoor environment that encompasses occupant comfort, productivity, energy efficiency or air quality.
Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems Oakwood Middle School, Ohio

American Society of Civil Engineers

Design that accommodates the most innovative systems (e.g., transportation, water and wastewater) for a community.
Best Use of Renewable Energy Hanes Magnet School, North Carolina

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Innovative and efficient use of renewable resources in energy systems.
Most Sustainable Food Production System Veritas Homeschoolers, Arizona

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Design that provides the best sustainable food production system while conserving soil, water and energy.
Best Use of Aerospace Technology in a Future City Warwick Middle School, Pennsylvania (Central)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Capital Section (NCS)

Teams should develop a clear statement of the use and benefits of aviation and/or space technology in their projects. Projects can be on, in or above the earth, in space or on other celestial bodies. Special consideration will be given to aviation and/or space technologies used in the displays.
Best City Essay Veritas Homeschoolers, Arizona


This award is given to the team with the overall highest City Description score as judged by the National Essay Judges.
Alumna of the Year Amira Gabr, Egypt


This award is given to the Future City Alumnus who exemplifies the ideals of the program.
Best Use of Fire Protection Engineering Science & Technology Warwick Middle School, Pennsylvania (Central)

Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Fire Protection Engineers use science and technology to make our communities safe from fire. Fire protection engineering features may include structural fire resistance, detection and notification systems, suppression systems, egress systems and smoke management systems. The fire protection engineer ensures that these features all work together to protect people, property, and the environment from fire.
Mission Possible: Positively Impacting the Community Trinity Regional School, New York (City)

National Society of Black Engineers

This award is given to the team whose Future City design promotes the best overall quality of life and demonstrates the greatest potential to positively impact the community for a sustainable future.
Most Sustainable Environmental Practices Edlin School, Mid-Atlantic

North American Association for Environmental Education

Citizens are educated about sustainability and citizens actively engage in and promote sustainable environmental practices.