Future City Competition is focused on tackling challenges of our infrastructure and natural resources. Because New Mexico's ecosystem, climate, and culture are so diverse and unique, growing the next generation of innovators requires not only creative minds, but also teamwork, planning, and communication skills.

August 20, 2018

Now you have chosen to participate in the New Mexico Future City Competition, come and join us to learn about it in this workshop.  Food & Drinks will be provided!

Topics to be covered:

•What is Future City Competition?

•What is your role?

•Learn about 2018-19 theme

•Competition Rubrics

•How to prepare for the Regional Finals

•How to get help


WHEN: 4:30-6pm Thursday, August 30, 2018

WHERE: George Pearl Hall, RmP104 

School of Architecture &  Planning,…

January 16, 2018

2018 New Mexico Regional Award List.

January 14, 2018

Vida Sana from Annunciation Catholic is the winner of this year's Regional Finals.

August 12, 2017

Educator Training Workshop

WHEN: 4-6pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WHERE: George Pearl Hall, RmP135 – School of Architecture & Planning, UNM

RSVP: Bill Kwan or Jared Gearhart newmexico@futurecity.org


Mentor Training Woskshop

WHEN: 5-7pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WHERE: George Pearl Hall, Rm217 – School of Architecture & Planning, UNM

RSVP: Bill Kwan or Jared Gearhart newmexico@futurecity.org

August 28, 2016

UNM School of Architecture & Planning (http://saap.unm.edu) will graciously host our 2016-17 Regional Finals!

New Mexico Final will take place on January 14, 2017 in the School, which will greatly expand the available capacity for the teams.

The students will be immersed in the collegiate environment on the camput of University of New Mexico.

January 17, 2016

Delta City is the winner of 2016 New Mexico Regional Competition.  The winning team, along with other two teams from Annunciation School, won top three places at New Mexico Future City Competition held on January 16 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.  The fourth and fifth places were awarded to Albuquerque Academy teams. A total of seventeen teams competed at the Museum.  Nineteen other Special Awards were awarded during this year's competition.


First Place   - Delta City (Annunciation School)

Second Place - 4 R Future (Annunciation School)…

January 9, 2016

The New Mexico Future City Competition will take place on January 16th, 2016 starting at 8:30am.  There will be 20 teams from central and northern New Mexico participating at the 2016 competition.  Please come and experience the visions of our Future City through the lens of our 6th-8th graders.

September 4, 2015

The 3rd New Mexico Regional Competition will take place on January 16, 2016.  This year's theme, Waste not, Want not, challenges our minds to create solutions to one of most important problems in city management, solid waste.  Get ready for an exciting and adventurous year. Register now on the website.  It is free to participate.  Need help getting started?  Join in on one of three WebEx information sessions scheduled on Sundays starting 9/13 @2pm.  Check our Calendar for more information. 

April 14, 2015

As a newly established region, the New Mexico Future City Competition will encourage and broaden its participation base by promoting New Mexico-only organizations. These include public & private schools, special education programs, home-schools, charter schools, and after school programs. As such, it will not accept registrants from organizations based outside New Mexico State.

January 26, 2015

Nos Deleitamos is New Mexico's 2015 Future City Competition Winner!  Led by Deer Creek Middle School from Littleton, CO, the team will represent New Mexico region to compete in the National Future City Competition.

23 teams competed in New Mexico Regional Finals on January 24, 2015 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. 

2nd Place - Tom Kosmo Mas Mazi, Deer Creek Middle School

3rd Place - LYNX, Albuquerque Academy

4th Place - Alpha City, Annunciation School

5th Place - Hydroptics, Annunciation School

People's Choice Award - Pallet…

January 13, 2015

New Mexico Regional Finals will take place on Saturday, January 24th at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.  Please join us for a fun and exciting day.  View the Physical Models of our future cities from 24 teams in 13 different middle schools throughout New Mexico.  We will also have one Colorado school joining us for the Regional Finals.  See you soon!

August 17, 2014

The 2015 New Mexico Regional Competition is open for registration.  There will be one information session in August and one in September. Please check the calendar for details.

January 26, 2014

Twenty-two teams competed for New Mexico's first Regional Title at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History on January 25th, 2014. Xenex City from Albuquerque Academy took first place in the competition.  The team will represent New Mexico to the National Competition in Washington DC from February 15 to February 18. Both second and third places were won by two teams from the Annunciation School: Hello City and City City. Fourteen other Regional Awards were also selected.

  • Best Land Surveying Practices: Gotham City (Jimmy Carter…
December 4, 2013

Dear FCC New Mexico Teachers,

The Competition Management System (CMS) where you register initially is the official location where you can upload your forms and files.  There are instructions on how you do this on the resources page of the website.


click on “How to Load your Deliverables to the CMS” & view the Webinar

click on “Instructions for Loading the Virtual City to the CMS” only if you are using a internet-based SimCity tool.  (This does not apply to most of you…

October 1, 2013

12/20/2013   Submission of Virtual City Design

12/20/2013   Submission of Research Essay

12/20/2013   Submission of City Narrative

01/25/2014   Team Presenation (Competition Day)

September 26, 2013

SimCity Software

This year's Virtual City Model design will be conducted from PC version SimCity 4. No internet connection or cloud platform should be required for this version of the software. This is an option for New Mexico in order to accommodate schools/organizations that may have slow internet connection. Information about how to use the software, please check out the SimCity4 documentation and webinar at http://futurecity.org/all-resources. Note that Virtual City Design does NOT have to be related to…

June 23, 2013

New Mexico Regional Competition will be hosted by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.  Located on 601 Eubank Blvd. NE, the museum has been a strong advocate for STEM education and hosts many science events for New Mexico school children.  

June 12, 2013

The New Mexico Regional Competition is an unique opportunity for middle school children to combine skills in engineering, environmental science, and art to create a vision for the future.  Exercising your imagination and sharing your ideas are not only fun but essential for ensuring sustainable growth for our communities. 

Vision: New Mexico Regional Competition is established to promote positive learnings through teamwork, creative writing, computer modeling, resource planning, and art for middle school children.