Important guidelines for kids who want to compete: Please remember that every part of the competition has detailed rubrics. Read the information below and follow the links to find out more. Remember, I am here to help you, so ask questions.
SimCity and SimCity Benchmark Form:Students use SimCity™ 4 Deluxe to design a city 150+ years in the future with at least 50,000 residents. This part of the competition is very challenging, so start work on this right away and work on it often if you plan to compete. Students must use the medium city region provided at the bottom of the page here. Students must keep a copy of their SimCity on a thumb drive so their work does not get lost. Students may work on their SimCity on Thursday during tutorial and during club meetings with permission from a teacher. I can lend out software over week-ends, but the software may not run on every computer. This is due on Thursday, December 6. 2012.
This year’s Research Essay Topic:Rethink Runoff: Design clean solutions to manage stormwater pollution. Your challenge: Identify a stormwater runoff problem that is important for your city to manage and design a solution. Research and write an essay (maximum 1,000 words) to explain your problem and solution. Due Thursday, December 20, 2012.
Future City Narrative: Students write a narrative (maximum 500 words) describing their future city’s key features and design. The purpose of the Narrative is to give the judges a quick view of the city’s infrastructure and its public services. due Thursday, December 20. 2013
Future City Model: The model must be no bigger than 25” (W) x 50” (L) x 20” (H). Must be finished by the competition on 1/26/13
Future City Presentation: Three students give a 7 minute presentation discussing features of their future city followed by a 5 - 8 minute question and answer period from the judges (overall time will not exceed 15 minutes). Students will present their cities Thursday, 1/17/13 at our club meeting. This allows time for editing and practicing for the January 26th competition in Boston.