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: The City Essay, City Model slideshow, City Presentation video, and Project Plan are due before the virtual Regional Competitions. Check with your local Regional Coordinator for your region's specific due dates.

City Essay - 54 pointsTOP

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

City Model Slideshow - 55 pointsTOP

Students 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. Then teams use provided template to showcase their model via a slideshow. Due before the Regional Competition. Read more.

City Presentation Video - 50 pointsTOP

Students record an up-to-7-minute video presentation about their future city, discussing its features and their solution to the Waste-Free Future challenge. Due before the Regional Competition. Read more.

City Q&A - 49 points

Students answer questions from judges (experts in engineering, technical, and city design fields) during a 10-minute live session. The sessions will be conducted via a video conferencing platform OR in person and scheduled by your Regional Coordinator. 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. Due before the virtual Regional Competition. 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.