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Special Awards

Representatives from sponsoring companies/organizations choose a team to win their Special Award. Winning teams receive a plaque for their school. Each student on the team (including alternates) receives a gift bag with small prizes. Winning teams are announced and recognized either during lunch or in between the final presentations in the afternoon.

2017 Special Award Winners

Special Award Sponsor Winning School and Team Name

Most Innovative City Setting - Most cities are designed for the earth's surface, but a city may be developed in other environments to support humans beings. The city winning this award may be built underwater, underground, on another planet, or in some equally innovative setting.


Ramsey MS – Bonumboris

Best Infrastructure System - Awarded to the city that encompasses infrastructure design for the community's current and future needs. The infrastructure design encompasses areas of transportation (roads, transit, and bridges), water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment.


Ramsey MS – Shadows of Wisdom

Engineering Excellence - Awarded to the city that best integrates use of many different engineering disciplines, uses creative adn practical engineering solutions, and plans for future growth.


Orono MS – Sparta

Safe Drinking Water - Awarded to the city that uses the most innovative methods to proect and provide safe drinking water.

MN Dept. of Health / AWWA

Hidden Oaks MS – New Orangutan

Best Transportation System - Awarded to the city with a transportation system that best provides for: safe and efficient movement of people and goods, creative financing for transportation, various types of transportation (i.e. bikes, buses, cars, rail, etc.), water drainage for protection of roads, environemantal protections, and traffic management.

SRF Consulting Group

Grandview MS – Hans Landing

Most Practical Design - Awarded to the city that best considers practical implementation and sustainable use in their future city.


Grandview MS – Llama Land

Best Industrial/Commercial Layout - Awarded to the city that best integrates industrial and commercial aspects into the infrastructure of their city.


Dodge MS – Highlowpolis

Most Innovative Power System - Awarded to the city with an innovative power system that addresses critical requirments, including reliability, disaster planning, environmental impact, and cost effectiveness.


Art & Science Academy – Apherod

Readiness for Natural and Manmade Disasters - Given to the team that has demonstrated the most thought into addressing risks to its infrastructure and populous stemming from potential natural and man-made disasters.


Ramsey MS – Hallowed Place

Best Rail Infrastructure - Awarded to the city that best utilizes freight and passanger rail in its infrastructure.


Skyview MS – Chamelia

Most Environmentally Friendly Power Source - Awarded to the city that designs an outstanding system to deliver power to a community in an environmentally-friendly way and communicates a strong understanding of the pros and cons of the chosen energy source.


Scott Highlands MS – Etoile

Best Land Surveying Practices Award - 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.


Rosemount MS – Techtopia

Building Quality Communities - Awarded to the team that demonstrates how a city government can improve the quality of life for its citizens. This may include the ways that city leaders include others in making decisions or the policies and services that make citizens' daily lives easier and more meaningful.

League of MN Cities

Blackhawk MS – Basabillion

Best Virtual City Slideshow - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring slideshow.


Scott Highlands MS – Nitor

Best Essay - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring research essay.


St. Francis of Assisi – Kjiojin Limani

Best City Model - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring physical city model.


Friendly Hills MS – Willow Grove

Outstanding 1st Year Participant

MN FCC Committee

Westwood MS – Caspia

Students' Choice Award

MN FCC Committee

Valley MS of STEM - Aquaeta