Future City Competition is national competition that focuses on improving student’s math, engineering and science skills. The program is open to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades who attend a public, private or home school. The aim of Future City is to provide an exciting educational engineering program for students. It combines a stimulating engineering challenge with an inquiry-based application to present their vision of a city of the future.

Middle-school students will be tasked to imagine, design and build cities of the future. After designing a virtual city (using SimCity), researching, designing and writing up their solution to city-wide issue and building a scale model of their city, teams will present their vision to a panel of judges. NSBE’s Future City Competition will take place at the Annual Convention. This year’s theme: Electrify Your Future. Design a 100% electrically powered city with energy generated from sources that keep their citizens and the environment healthy and safe.

Important: At Annual Convention, NSBE Jr Future City teams will be judged on their city essay, city presentation, city questions and answers, and their project plan. Bringing a physical model is not required. 

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Team Registration Information

Every NSBE FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE team must:

  • Apply to participate at NSBE's Annual Convention here
  • Sign-up and/or register your team for the 2023 – 2024 season on futurecity.org
  • Consist of a minimum of four (4) and up to a maximum of thirty (30) ACTIVE NSBE Jr members.
  • Consist of a combination of students in 6th – 8th grade.
  • Attend the 50th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA.
  • Chapter advisor and team coaches must provide a satisfactory NSBE background check with Info Cubic.                

Critical 2023–2024 Dates

For quick reference, the following target dates are listed to ensure your participation in the Future City Competition. Please read responsibilities, events, and target timeline carefully. ALL links and resources are listed below and should be followed in the suggested order. For further information on the upcoming NSBE conferences, please visit convention.nsbe.org

Future City Team Registration & Application
· Register your team at futurecity.org
· Register your team/chapter to attend Annual Convention at convention.nsbe.org
· Register your team to participate at NSBE’s Future City competition at Annual Convention no later than Friday, December 29, 2023, here
Future City Competition at Annual Convention
Held at NSBE's 50th Annual Convention from March 20 - March 24, 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

You can register for Convention and receive updates/news here: convention.nsbe.org

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