Future City Competition

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

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? MN Future City Coordinator, Colleen Feller, offers informational Zoom sessions and provides a chance for you to ask questions. Watch the most recent session from September 8, 2022.


Registration for the 2022-2023 school year closed on October 31, 2022.

2022-2023 Theme: Climate Change Challenge

Teams will design a futuristic city that adapts to and mitigates the challenges of climate change. As the growing reality of climate change puts more strain on our communities and cities, creative solutions are needed to construct healthy and sustainable living environments. Students will collaborate to brainstorm ways to tackle this critical issue.

Project Deadlines:

October 31, 2022Registration closes
November 11, 2022Project Plan Part #1 & #2 due
December 16, 2022City Essay and Project Plan #3 due
December 23, 2022Schools confirm number of teams and names of students for the
MN Regional Competition
January 9, 2023Special Award selections due
January 18, 2023Project Plan #4 due
January 21, 2023City Model and Presentation due
January 21, 2023MN 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.

2022 Minnesota Future City Competition Winners

1st Place: Justice Page Middle School – El Cusco Perdido
2nd Place: Scott Highlands Middle School – Ny Eldfjalleyeyiya
3rd Place: Mounds Park Academy – Zenaida
Honorable Mention: Black Hawk Middle School Middle School – Enki
Honorable Mention: Friendly Hills Middle School – Tanāmu Town


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.

Don’t forget to follow the Minnesota Regional Future City Competition on twitter: @FCCMN

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