Teams of judges will evaluate both the computer printout and city model. Student competitors will also be judged on their essay and oral presentation. The judging categories are:

 

PROJECT DELIVERABLE COMPETITION POINTS DUE DATE

1. PROJECT PLAN 10 POINTS 

Students complete a Project Plan to help them plan and organize the project. They use it throughout the project.

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2. VIRTUAL CITY 48 POINTS 

Students design a Virtual City using SimCity software and present their city’s progress via a slideshow presentation.

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3. CITY ESSAY 60 POINTS 

Students describe the unique attributes of their city and provide a solution to this year’s challenge: Design an innovative citywide system of public spaces that serve your city’s diverse population (1,500 words maximum).

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4. CITY MODEL 70 POINTS 

Students build a physical model of a section of their city using recycled materials. In addition to highlighting their city of the future, the City Model must also show the solution to this year’s challenge and include at least one moving part.

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5. CITY PRESENTATION 70 POINTS 

Students give a 7-minute presentation discussing features of their Future City and their solution to the challenge, followed by a question and answer period of 5–8 minutes from the judges.

 

Scoring Deductions

To compete in the Future City Competition, teams must complete the ve program deliverables and can earn up to 258 points. Judges evaluate each deliverable in accordance with the rubrics. The score a judge assigns

is nal. At the Regional Competition, the Regional Coordinator has the nal word on any dispute. At the Finals Competition, the judges’ decisions are nal. There is no appeals process at either level of competition.

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Penalty

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Item

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Description

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5–10 points

Missing the submission deadline for Virtual City or City Essay

The Virtual City and City Essay must be received in accordance with deadlines set by the Regional Coordinator. Check with your Regional Coordinator to determine if they accept late submissions.

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10 points

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Exceeding City Essay word count

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Maximum of 1,500 words.

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15 points

Exceeding City Model dimensions

The maximum dimensions of the model are 20” high, 50” long, and 25” wide. Height and width dimensions include all supporting structures, such as braces, and any model materials hanging below the tabletop.

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15 points

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Competition Expense Form is missing

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The Competition Expense Form, with receipts attached to the back, must be brought to the competition.

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5 points

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Receipts missing from back of Competition Expense Form

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Receipts must be attached to the back of the Competition Expense Form. Follow instructions on the form.

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15 points

Exceeding the $100 limit or misrepresenting the values of materials used in the city model and presentation

The total value of the materials used in the model, as well as those used in support of the presentation and for special awards (including visual aids, costumes, color copying/printing, three-dimensional printing, and other demonstration aids) may not exceed $100.

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1–5 points

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Missing all or part of the Model ID card

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The Model ID card is 4” x 6” index card with Future City name, organization name, team members’ names (three students, educator, mentor), and scale used.

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15 points

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Exceeding visual aid display size

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Support materials must adhere to the size restrictions listed in the Competition Rules on page 80.

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2 points

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Missing Honor Statement

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A properly lled out Honor Statement Form must be submitted. Follow instructions on the form.

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20 points

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Unsportsmanlike conduct

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Rude behavior or disruption of judging by any team member of guests.

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0 points earned for deliverable

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Plagiarism

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If a team’s City Essay is determined to be plagiarized, the team will earn zero points for the deliverable.

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Disqualication

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Destruction of another team’s model or presentation materials
or actions or comments from team members or team supporters
that malign, disparage, or harass regional coordinators or volunteers