Competition Deliverables

The Future City Competition consists of five deliverables. 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. 

Due dates: Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region's specific due dates.

City Essay - 50 pointsTOP

Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their future city and their solution to this year's challenge: Climate Change. Due before the Regional Competition. Read more. 

City Model - 60 pointsTOP

Teams build a scale model of their city using recycled materials and including a moving part. Teams may choose to build one model or several segments. Read more.

City Presentation - 50 pointsTOP

Three students team members give a 7-minute presentation about their future city and their solution to the challenge. Read more.

City Q&A - 42 points

Students answer questions from judges (experts in engineering, technical, and city design fields) during a 8-minute live session. 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. Read more.

NOTE: The Virtual City Slideshow is no longer a deliverable. Teams are encouraged to use SimCity as an educational tool (and educators will be provided codes) but nothing will be submitted or judged.