Future City Region

North Carolina 

Deadlines & Dates


December 6, 2024


January 25, 2025


January 25, 2025


January 25, 2025


January 25, 2025


Part 1

December 13, 2024

Part 2

December 13, 2024

Part 3

January 10, 2025

Part 4

January 10, 2025

About this Region

Regional Coordinator(s)

Charlie Townsend, PE

2023-2024 North Carolina Regional Winners!

Congratulations to all 42 of our North Carolina Future City Competition Teams on a job well done!

We are proud to announce our 2023-2024 Winner of the North Carolina Regional – Oriac from Morganton Day School out of Morganton, NC.

Congrats to the top finalist:

   – 2nd Place – TBS6 – Electra-City, The Brawley School IB

   – 3rd Place – Isla Puna, J. M. Alexander

   – 4th Place – TBSV – Kyzyl-Su, The Brawley School IB

   – 5th Place – Serenia, New Zealand, STEM Skool, Inc

This year NC Future City Competition was able to award 26 Specialty Awards thanks to our sponsors.  Click here to view the list of Specialty Award Winners.

SAVE THE DATE – January 25, 2025, for next year’s competition!


Please feel free to reach out to us any time at North_Carolina@futurecity.org.

Educators Needed

First, thanks to all of you who have registered early for next year’s Future Cities competition! This way you will receive the most updated information all through the summer to get a head start for next year’s competition. The handbook for next year will be available online beginning August 1st.  As a note, presently the North Carolina region leads the way in having the most teachers and mentors who have registered so far for next year!

If you haven’t registered yet, please go ahead and do so asap so you don’t miss out on any important information.  The deadline to register is Oct. 31, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Beth Lilies, Outreach Coordinator for Future City Competition North Carolina at fc.nc.outreach@gmail.com.

Here is a link to the Teacher Kick-off meeting held on Sept. 14th.  Not only do we have speakers giving us information on this year’s theme “Electrify Your Future”, we will also have details on the Scholastic Cup to make you aware of that opportunity for your school. Future Cities has recently been added as a part of this program.

Mentors Needed

Virtual or On-site Mentors Welcome

Are you a professional in the world of engineering, architecture, city planning, technology or a related field?

To register as a mentor, click “Sign Up” at the top of this page, then select “As a mentor” and complete the form.

A background check is required (for mentors only) when registering, a refundable fee of $25 needs to be paid at the time of registration.

Once registered, NC Future City will refund the $25 to cover your background check fee.

If you have any questions, please contact FC Outreach Cordinator at


Here is a link to the Mentor Kick-off meeting held on Nov. 28th.  The presentation included speakers giving us information on this year’s theme “Electrify Your Future”.


Competition Day

Regional Competition Date: January 20th, 2024
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

  • Model judging
  • Presentation
  • Q&A Sessions


Over 60 educators have already joined, and we are looking at over 40 teams.  We need help with essay judging, preliminary judging and special award judging!  View this link for an overview of judging roles.


Click here to be a volunteer: Register – Future City® Competition

Educator Resources

There are tons of resources on this website! Explore all sections of the site, and dig into the Resources page in the Dashboard.

As you begin to start planning your Future City, please see below for an introductory video created by Local Volunteers.

Click the link here: Future City Competition – How to get started

________________________________Here are some suggestions for internet searches:

  • Electrify your city  – infographics
  • Why electrify?
  • Why electric transportation?
  • Types of Energy: atomic, solar, thermal, water, wind
  • Types of sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation

Last Year’s

2023 NC Regional Future City Competition Finalist:

Winner:   Svachchh Shahar – Brawley IB

2nd Place: Neoncity – Morganton Day

3rd Place: Tunis – JM Alexander

4th Place: SVALT Vikings – Langtree

News & Updates

2022 – Past Participant Testimony

View this testimonial by Karl E. McCloud II, NC A&T State University and former Future City Competition Participant, where he discusses the benefits of involving young people in STEM!

Contact Us

Regional Coordinator – Charlie Townsend, PE
Email: north_carolina@futurecity.org

Volunteer and Outreach Chair – Mary Beth Liles
Email: FC.NC.Outreach@gmail.com

Logistics Chair – Paddy Jordan
Email: FC.NC.Logistics@gmail.com