Team Center

This secure site will:
  • Allow you to set up and manage teams
  • Allow you to upload deliverables and forms
  • Automatically time-stamp deliverables
  • Send acknowledgements for uploaded files
  • Allow you to obtain detailed scoring reports


Orientation and Training for 2015-16

[Oct-15] Orientation and training sessions have been recorded on our YouTube channel:

  • Introduction and Orientation
  • SimCity Tips and new Virtual City Deliverable

FC National has recorded a session on the essay topic: Waste Not, Want Not.

NTX Continues the Future City-Junior program for 4-5th grades

[Aug-15] After the success of last year's initial Junior program, NTX will continue to offer the Future City opportunity to 4-5th grades. The Junior program is an abbreviated version of the full Future City Competition effort. It includes the research essay (Waste Not, Want Not) and the physical model deliverables.

See the Junior Team Center for the 2015 rules and description of the program. Contact Regional Coordinator to sign up or for more information. Please note: this program is only available in North Texas at this time.

What's Different This Year

[Aug-15] Significant changes this year:

  • New Project Plan deliverable. To help teams better manage their projects, we adding some project management techniques into the program. Teams will start by developing a project plan and continue to update it as they develop their cities. The final plan is due in January.
  • The Virtual City (SimCity) deliverable is now a slide show. Teams are no longer required to develop the "perfect city." Teams will develop initial city design, set goals for their city development, and use the simulation to test and verify their ideas. The slide show (powerpoint or prezi) will contain screen shots of the SimCity to document city development and progress toward development goals. See the handbook and information on the national FC site for details on this new deliverable.
  • The Essay and Narrative have been combined into one deliverable. The new "City Description" replaces both the essay and narrative.
  • Point allocations have changed. The Project Plan is worth 10 points, the Virtual City slide show is 54 points, and the City Description is 60 points. The Presentation and Model deliverables remain at 70 points. Total points = 264.
  • New Rubrics for Virtual City and City Description. There is no rubric for the Project Plan.

This Year's Theme: Waste Not, Want Not

[Aug-15] Your challenge: Deveop a waste management plan for your future city. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Rot - how to handle all the trash humans create.

Attention 7th Graders: FC Prelims and Duke SAT Conflict

[Aug-2013] The FC Preliminary round of presentations (schedule) frequently coincides as one of the SAT testing dates for the Duke Talent Identification Program.

Avoid the conflict

  • Take the ACT in Dec
  • Take the SAT in Dec or Mar

Those with a conflict - Notify the Regional Coordinator by 20 Dec to request a special, late presentation time

  • There are a limited number of presentation times between 12:00 and 1:00 pm
  • Slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Take the test at UT Arlington
  • Note: Special Awards judging will take place during the morning. Remaining team members can represent the team for this judging, however, there will be no make-up times or alternate team members allowed.

Email Updates

Email Archive
07-Jan-16: Details for 23 January
05-Jan-16: Last call for essays, Looking forward to competition day
07-Dec-15: Essay due soon, Get started on the model
13-Nov-15: New Virtual City deliverable
16-Oct-15: Training Webinars and Getting Started
Sign-up for Email Updates
Email updates for NTX Future City participants give you the latest information about the NTX program, including schedule, rules, deliverables, resources, and other need-to-know items. They are issued as necessary (about every 10 days) and are open to anyone involved (teachers, volunteers, parents, students).