The Future City Competition (FCC) is a project-based learning experience where students in grades 6-8 imagine, research, design, and build cities at least 100 years in the future. Schools or recognized youth organizations can form teams and have the option to compete in the state competition. Students spend approximately five months (September-January) completing the following deliverables: a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model of their city built from recycled materials; a four-part project plan; a 7-minute team presentation; and a Q&A session with judges (professional engineers who volunteer their time). Learn More
2023 Minnesota Future City Competition Winners
Informational Zoom Sessions
Are you curious about the Minnesota Future City Competition? Want to learn what makes this national competition such a great experience for students? Contact MN Future City Coordinator, Colleen Feller, to lead an informational Zoom session and provide a chance for you to ask questions. Watch the most recent session from September 8, 2022.
Registration for the 2023-2024 Future City Competition will open in the spring.
2023-2024 Theme: TBD
Next year’s theme will be revealed by Nationals when early registration opens around mid-April.
Deadlines for the 2023-2024 competition will reflect similar dates as below.
|October 31, 2022||Registration closes|
|November 11, 2022||Project Plan Part #1 & #2 due|
|December 16, 2022||City Essay and Project Plan #3 due|
|December 23, 2022||Schools confirm number of teams and names of students for the |
MN Regional Competition
|January 9, 2023||Special Award selections due|
|January 18, 2023||Project Plan #4 due|
|January 21, 2023||City Model and Presentation due|
|January 21, 2023||MN Regional Competition at Dakota County Technical College|
At the Future City Competition, students learn…
How to use engineering to solve real-world problems.
The skills needed for effective teamwork.
The importance of strong writing, public speaking, and creativity.
Want to learn more about the Future City Competition and how your students can participate? Visit the Minnesota Regional page or contact Colleen Feller at 612-638-1511.
(612) 638 – 1500
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