Minnesota

Regional Coordinator: Colleen Feller

Minnesota Regional Competition   COVID-19 Update

Registration is open for the 2020-2021 Future City Competition!

Deliverable due dates:

  • November 23, 2020 – City Essay due
  • December 14, 2020 – Model Slideshow due
  • January 15, 2021 – Recorded Presentation due
  • January 25 to February 18, 2021 – Timeframe when live Q & A judging and special award judging will occur
  • February 23, 2021 – First Place Minnesota Team announced
  • April 2021 - National Finals

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.
  • View FCC Program Handbook

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.

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

  • 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. Limit: 19 photos.
  • 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
  • How to Create a City Video Presentation Tips Sheet

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

Bookmark this page for continued updates about the 2020-2021 program cycle:

https://futurecity.org/about-the-competition/2020-2021-updates

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September 24, 2020
  • November 23, 2020 – City Essay due
  • December 14, 2020 – Model Slideshow due
  • January 15, 2021 – Recorded Presentation due
  • January 25 to February 18, 2021 – Timeframe when live Q & A judging and special award judging will occur
  • February 23, 2021 – First Place Team announced
  • April 2021 - National Finals
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July 15, 2020

The dream of living on the Moon has inspired humanity for eons. Artists, writers, scientists, engineers, futurists and many others have vividly imagined what a thriving city on the lunar surface might look like.

Today, the challenges of sustained lunar living, while immense, are within our grasp to conceive of and plan for. With the tantalizing concept of permanent human life on the Moon closer than ever to becoming a reality, the award-winning Future City® Competition, now in its 29th year, announces Living on the Moon, the 2020-21 theme for its project-…

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January 22, 2020

Congratulations to the top 5 teams from the 2020 MN Future City Competition:

First Place - Justice Page Middle School, Nuova Venezia

Second Place - Dodge Middle School, Kawaakari

Third Place - New London-Spicer Middle School, Wai Ma

Honorable Mention - Scott Highlands Middle School, Ongaku No Machi

Honorable Mention - Mounds Park Academy, Cote Nouvelle

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January 22, 2020

Congratulations to all students, teachers, and mentors from the following schools who participated in the 2020 MN Future City Competition!

Black Hawk Middle School

Boeckman Middle School 

Cloquet Middle School                      

DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science

Dodge Middle School         

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School

Fillmore Central Middle School       

Friendly Hills Middle School             

Grandview Middle School

Hmong Prep Academy

Justice Page Middle School    

Kenyon-Wanamingo Middle…

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