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Florida (Tampa Bay)
Regional Coordinator: Kara Van Etten


Welcome to Tampa Bay Future City Competition!

The Future City Competition is a program designed for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to engage them in engineering practices. The students will identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test and retest, build and then share the results all while being guided by their educator and engineering mentor.  

This marks the 11th year of the Tampa Bay Regional Competition and the 25th year of the National Competition.  We are inviting students, educators, engineers, and the Florida community to be involved in this exciting, educational program. The Regional Finals will be held at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Saint Petersburg Florida on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

This year’s topic is the Power of Public Space!  The full topic will be released on July 15th.  If you would like to receive it beforehand, please register a team online.  

Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in the 2016 Future City Competition. Special shout out to the top 5 teams and all the special awards winners! The top five teams were: Ecotopia, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Casselberry, Socrates Preparatory School, Y-town, John Hopkins Middle School, Green City, Buchanan Middle School, and our regional winner, Rio Redesigned, Berkeley Preparatory School!


Special Award

Award Criteria



Most Efficient Transportation System

Goes to the city whose transportation system best provides for:- safe and efficient movement of people and goods;creative financing for transportation; various types of transportation (i.e., bikes, buses, cars, etc.); water drainage for protection of roads; environmental protection; traffic management.



Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School

Most Futuristic Design

The model that best exemplifies futuristic, innovative ideas and a futuristic appearance while still displaying the elements of a fully functioning city.


PAMS A -Tirana

Pinellas Academy of Math and Science

Best Infrastructure System

Given to the Future City that encompasses efficient infrastructure design for the community's current as well as future needs. The infrastructure design encompasses areas of transportation (roads, transit, and bridges), water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment.



Dunedin Highland Middle School

Engineering Excellence

Given to the team that best integrates use of many different engineering disciplines, uses creative and practical engineering solutions, and plans for future growth.

AREHNA Engineering

PAMS B Key Tampa

Pinellas Academy of Math and Science

Best Essay

Given to the team that writes the best essay and abstract for their city of the future. Based on points earned.


Green City

Buchanan Middle School

Most Creative Use of Materials

Given to the team that builds the best scale model of their future city using new and recycled materials and staying within budget limits specified for Future City Competition.

Pinellas County Schools


Yulee Middle School

Most Environmentally Friendly

Given to the Future City that best incorporates eco-friendly design and environmental management (i.e. recycling, pollution reduction, innovative materials, water reclamation, green roofs, ect) into the everyday life of its citizens and infrastructure.

Jones, Hurley, Hand, P.A.

New Fresca

James B. Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School

Most Creative Use of Alternative Energy

Given to the team that best incorporates alternative energy within their city.


Neptune's Cove

Pinellas Park Middle

Most Holistic Approach

Given to the Future City that best incorporates sustainability and an integrated approach to managing resources and infrastructure systems.

ASCE - West Coast Branch

Mission Creek

Gateway Charter School

Most Sustainable Design

Given to the team that has a sustainable infrastructure design (water delivery systems, transportation and wastewater treatment) that meets the community's current needs while preserving the environment and takes future population growth into consideration.


Ariel's Castle (McCormack)

Dunedin Highland Middle School

Most Visionary Water & Wastewater

City that best incorporate a unique design of open waterways, natural habitats, water conservation, and techniques to reduce pollution in storm water runoff

Thomas Engineering Group


James B. Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School


People’s Choice Award

Given to the most popular team as selected by students at the final Tampa Bay competition.

ASCE - West Coast Branch


Alfred I. duPont Middle School


For a $100 GIFT CARD


Most Sustainable Food Production

Awarded to the team that designed and implemented efficient, healthy and attainable sources of food supporting current and future population growth.


Callie Bay


Best Land Surveying Award

NCEES is proud to be the sponsor of the Best Land Surveying Practices award in the Future Cities competitions. This award recognizes the design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protect the public’s safety and welfare.


Saco City

Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School


Website Help

We're working on adding detail and functionality to our Regional Webpage but our Calander is up to date and our contact information is correct so please feel free to ask any questions directly.  Please check out the National Web Page for Resources, Rules, Registration and other really cool info.  If you have any HTML experience or have some helpful suggestions for our the Florida(TampaBay Region) Webpage please feel free to contact me at craig.boisseau+FCHelp@gmail.com

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