Minnesota

Regional Coordinator: Colleen Feller

Special Awards

Winning teams receive a plaque for their school. Each student on the team (including alternates) receives a gift bag with small prizes. Winning teams are announced and recognized either during lunch or in between the final presentations in the afternoon.

2019 Special Awards

Special Awards Judged by Interview on 1/19/19

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Winning School and Team Name

1. Most Innovative City Setting - Most cities are designed for the earth's surface, but a city may be developed in other environments to support human beings. The city winning this award may be built underwater, underground, on another planet, or in some equally innovative setting. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

3M

 

2. Best Infrastructure System - Awarded to the city that encompasses infrastructure design for the community's current and future needs. The infrastructure design encompasses areas of transportation (roads, transit, and bridges), water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

ASCE

 

3. Engineering Excellence - Awarded to the city that best integrates use of many different engineering disciplines, uses creative and practical engineering solutions, and plans for future growth. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

MFESTS

 

4. Safe Drinking Water - Awarded to the city that uses the most innovative methods to protect and provide safe drinking water. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

MN Dept. of Health / AWWA

 

5. Best Transportation System - Awarded to the city with a transportation system that best provides for: safe and efficient movement of people and goods, creative financing for transportation, various types of transportation (i.e. bikes, buses, cars, rail, etc.), water drainage for protection of roads, environmental protections, and traffic management. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

SRF Consulting Group

 

6. Most Practical Design - Awarded to the city that best considers practical implementation and sustainable use in their future city. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

MSPE / MPEF

 

7. Best Industrial/Commercial Layout - Awarded to the city that best integrates industrial and commercial aspects into the infrastructure of their city. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

AFE

 

8. Most Innovative Power System - Awarded to the city with an innovative power system that addresses critical requirements, including reliability, disaster planning, environmental impact, and cost effectiveness. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

Emerson

 

9. Readiness for Natural and Manmade Disasters - Given to the team that has demonstrated the most thought into addressing risks to its infrastructure and populous stemming from potential natural and man-made disasters. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

SAME

 

10. Best Rail Infrastructure - Awarded to the city that best utilizes freight and passenger rail in its infrastructure. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

HDR

 

11. Most Environmentally Friendly Power Source - Awarded to the city that designs an outstanding system to deliver power to a community in an environmentally-friendly way and communicates a strong understanding of the pros and cons of the chosen energy source.Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

EATON

 

12. Best Land Surveying Practices Award - This award recognizes the design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protect the public's safety and welfare. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

NCEES

 

13. Building Quality Communities - Awarded to the team that demonstrates how a city government can improve the quality of life for its citizens. This may include the ways that city leaders include others in making decisions or the policies and services that make citizens' daily lives easier and more meaningful. Judged by interview on 1/19/19.

League of MN Cities

 
14. Best Age-Friendly City - Awarded to the city that best exemplifies a great place to grow up and grow old. Incorporates age-friendly planning and design throughout the city, such as walkable streets, housing and transportation options accessible to people of all ages, and opportunities to participate in community life. Judged by interview on 1/19/19. AARP Minnesota  
15. Best Solar Design - Awarded to the city featuring solar-electric power system installations that best exemplify commitment to excellence in performance and aesthetics. Judged by interview on 1/19/19. All Energy Solar  
Special Awards Determined by Numerical Score or Ballot

 

 

 

1. Best Virtual City Slideshow - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring slideshow.

3M

 

2. Best Essay - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring research essay.

CenterPoint Energy

 

3. Best City Model - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring physical city model.

CEAM

 

4. Outstanding 1st Year Participant - Awarded to the highest-scoring team from a school that is participating in Future City for the first year.

MN FCC Committee

 

5. People's Choice Award - Awarded to the team that wins the most votes for favorite city model. All students, teachers, mentors, parents, siblings, etc. are invited to cast a ballot during lunch on 1/19/19.

MN FCC Committee