2020-2021 Competition Updates

2020-2021 Competition Updates

Future City has made several adaptations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty surrounding the school year and extracurricular activities. Bookmark this page for continued important updates throughout the program cycle!

  • Teams can complete the deliverables in-person (i.e. in a classroom or afterschool program) or remotely (i.e. collaborating online while learning from home). 
  • The competitions (regionals and Finals) will take place online, rather than in-person.
  • Program Handbook anticipated release date: August 15, 2020

Deliverable updates (Download as a PDF file!):

Virtual City Slideshow: No longer a required deliverable. Teams can use SimCity as an educational tool (codes will be provided) but nothing is submitted or scored.

City Essay: No change! Design a lunar city and provide examples of how your city uses two Moon resources to keep your citizens safe and healthy.

  • 58 points

City Model: Teams build a physical model of their future city (to scale) using recycled materials.

  • Teams may create a single model OR multiple model segments.
  • Then using the provided template, teams will submit a PDF slideshow containing photos and accompanying descriptions of their model prior to the Regional Competition.
  • 65 points

City Video Presentation: Teams record a 7-minute video presentation about their city.

  • The recorded video is due prior to the virtual Regional Competition and the question-and-answer session will be separate (see below).
  • Rubric is based on presentation content rather than video production.
  • 50 points

City Q&A:

  • No longer part of the City Presentation, the City Q&A has its own rubric this year.
  • In order to maintain the interaction between students and professionals that makes Future City so special, teams will have an expanded 10-minute question-and-answer session with judges from the engineering, technical, and city design fields.
  • Sessions will be conducted live via a video conferencing platform and scheduled by your Regional Coordinator.
  • 25 points

Project Plan: No change! Teams complete a project plan to help them plan and organize their project.

  • 10 points


Email info@futurecity.org.