Changes to the 2021-22 Year:
These changes supercede the description provided in the "3-D Model" section below. Teams can choose to build one single model as in previous years. To accommodate teams that are working virtually, this year teams can also choose to build their model in multiple pieces (called "model segments") that highlight various sections of your city. If you choose to build your model using model segments, the segments do not need to fit together. Teams will submit a slideshow highlighting their model using a given template. The slideshow will showcase their city via photos, a link to a short video of the moving park, and brief descriptions of their work. Please see the document entitled "2021-22 Rules Handout.pdf" below for more details.
3-D Model (65 pts)
The team will build a 3-D Model of a section of their city. The 3-D Model is a creative representation of a section of the SimCity computer design built to scale. The model does not need to look exactly like the computer design, but should show similar features.
The model may be no larger than 25" (W) x 50" (L) x 20" (H). During the presentation, it is permissible to have extended parts, such as access doors, compartments, and hinged pullouts, as long as they are self-supported by the model, or - if removable - held by a presenter. Rotation or flipping the model is permitted. At least one moving part such as transportation, power generation, or communications must be included in the model. Power sources must be self-contained. Perishable or food items or animals are not allowed and material costs for the model and presentation may not exceed $100 (cash and in-kind). A strong emphasis is placed on using recycled materials and household recyclable items. Click here for the full list of model rules and you can see a summary of this year's rules. See model pictures for ideas.
**NEW NOVEMBER 2021** Watch our Model and Presentation Tutorial for the latest tips and tricks. You can find the video on our YouTube page, or click this link here:
MODEL & PRESENTATION TUTORIAL LINK: https://youtu.be/dDqlt1CdZes (Link added November 2021)
3-D Model related documents are included below.