National Engineers Week Future City Competition – Awards vary – deadline varies by region

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Eligibility:             Charter, Private, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):             Awards vary.

Deadline(s):         The registration deadline varies by region.

Focus:   Engineering, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science

Grade Level(s):   6-8

Content Area(s):               Mathematics, Science

Themes and Skills:           Critical Thinking, Problem Solving

State(s):               National

Description:        Future City Competition is an annual competition for grades 6 to 8 students. Participants complete five deliverables: a 1,500-word city essay; a scale model (or multiple model segments) built from recycled materials; a project plan, a presentation video, and a virtual/online Q&A session with judges. Regional winners represent their region at the international Finals. After completing Future City, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today’s complex and technical world, but also poised to become the drivers of tomorrow. The 2020-2021 theme is Living on the Moon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the competition has transitioned to a virtual event. Changes are outlined on their website.

To register, go to and select your Region from the pull down menu. If there is not a Region in your geographic area, select National Competition.

The participating Regions are as follows: Alabama; Arizona; northern and southern California; Connecticut Sub-Region; England Region; Tampa Bay , north east and south Florida; Georgia; the Great Plains of Kansas and Missouri; Idaho; Chicago, Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Louisiana; Michigan; Midatlantic; Minnesota; Nebraska; southern Nevada; New England; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City, Albany, and western New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and central Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Houston, junior, and north Texas; Washington; and Wisconsin. Contact information for each region is on the website and deadlines will vary based on region.

Contact:              National Engineers Week Future City Competition

1420 King St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 877.636.9578


To contact a Regional Coordinator: