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

Updates

Orientation and Training Webinars

[Aug-19] Stay tuned for our 2019-2020 Orientation webinar and the theme overview.

In the meantime, training sessions for many of the deliverables have been recorded and posted on our YouTube channel. See NTX Resources for a complete list of Webinars.

What's Different This Year

[Aug-19] Significant changes this year:

  • City Essay deliverable. Maximum word count for the essay remains at 1500. This now includes all words in captions, graphics, illustrations and tables. Title and references are not included.
  • Model size. Basic size remains the same: 25 in. x 50 in. x 20 in. This is the size of model in basic transport configuration. However, during the presentation, you are allowed to have deployable parts that extend beyond these dimensions to illustrate special features of the city, as long as these parts are fully self-supported by the model - or, if removable - held by a presenter. They must be obviously part of the model - you may not spread these parts out around the table or on the floor.

This Year's Theme - Clean Water: Tap into Tomorrow

[Aug-2019] This year's challenge asks participants to asked to identify an urban water system threat and then imagine, research, design and build a futuristic solution to ensure a reliable supply of clean water for their future city.

NTX Future City Junior Competition for 4-5th grades

[Aug-19] The Junior program is an introduction to the full Future City Competition effort. It is focused on the challenge posed by the annual theme and includes the research essay and the physical model deliverables.

See the Junior Team Center for the complete rules, description of the program, and registration. Contact Regional Coordinator for more information. Please note: this program is only available in North Texas at this time.

Attention 7th Graders: FC Prelims and Duke SAT Conflict

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
13-Jan-2020: Last call for Proj Plan, Honor Stmt and details for 26 Jan
06-Jan-2020: Forms and Project Plan due, New Media Waiver
18-Dec-2019: Essay last call
04-Dec-2019: Slideshow last call, Essay deadline
20-Nov-2019: Virtual City Slideshow due, Starting the essay
08-Nov-2019: First steps, Virtual City Slideshow deadline, Essay planning
16-Oct-2019: Getting Started: Teams, SimCity, Project Plan
10-Oct-2019: Intro and Training Webinars
 
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).