Future City Competition

The Future City Competition (FCC) is a project-based program where students in grades 6-8 imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Schools or recognized youth organizations can form teams. Participants complete five deliverables: a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model built from recycled materials; a project plan, a presentation video, and a Q&A session with judges. Learn More

Due to evolving CDC guidance and our goal to reach as many kids as possible, Future City is continuing to offer a program that can be completed either in person or remotely this year. We are hopeful that portions of the Minnesota regional and Finals competitions will be able to be held in person, but those announcements will be made at a later date.

Informational Zoom Session for Educators

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. Schedule one with your schools today! View the documents from the last session.


Registration closed on October 31, 2021. Gather your team for next year! The fee to participate is $25/school.

2021-2022 Theme: A Waste-Free Future

Imagine a city 100 years in the future that generates no waste and no pollution. Is this even possible? If we look to the natural world, the answer is yes! This year’s challenge, A Waste-Free Future, asks teams to use the three principles of a circular economy to design a futuristic, waste-free city.

Project Deadlines:

November 2, 2021
November 2, 2021
December 13, 2021
January 7, 2022
January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022
January 20, 2022
January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Project Plan Part 1: Set Goals
Project Plan Part 2: Create a Schedule
City Essay
City Model Slideshow
Project Plan Part 3: Conduct check-ins
City Video Presentation
Project Plan Part 4: Reflect on project
City Q&A
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.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Minnesota Virtual Future City Competition!

1st Place: Roseville Area Middle School – Skyward City

2nd Place: Justice Page Middle School – Sol Latet

3rd Place: Mounds Park Academy – Little Prince Crater

Honorable Mention: Scott Highlands Middle School – Nektia

Honorable Mention: Scott Highlands Middle School – Spirit


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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