Helping Lay Project Management Foundations for Tomorrow

Imagine the challenges of building a future, where every city is clean, green, and self-sufficient. How would you design cities that are powered completely by solar sidewalks and roads, or highly efficient wind turbines, or by harnessing wave power from the seas. These and hundreds of other questions face teams of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students when they compete in the annual Future City competition. 

How YOU Can Get Involved

Imagination, dedication, and teamwork bring these kids to the competition. It is both a learning experience and a chance to do something “big.”   You can help by volunteering to judge and award the Best Project Plan!

Click >>Volunteer<< to submit a form to be a special award judge for PMIWIC’s Best Project Plan. Earn up to 9.0 free PDUs.  UPDATE: Thanks to all the submissions we received, we have already met our target number of judges! If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Sheryl Bishop, see info below. Thank you!

Questions?  Contact Sheryl Bishop, VP of Professional Development via email:

Time Commitment

Friday, January 13, 2023 (~ 45 min – no PDU)
– Attend kickoff/introductions meeting (virtual)

Friday, January 20, 2023 (1.0 hr – 1 PDU)
– Attend project plan rubric training (virtual)

Monday, January 23, 2023 – January 26, 2023
– Review project plans (electronically) (2.0 to 3.0 hrs – 2 .5 PDUs)

Saturday, January 28, 2023 – 8A to 1P (4.0 to 5.0 hrs – 4.5 PDUs)
– Attend Regional Future City Competition at BSU (in person)
– Discuss preliminary judging results to determine top teams
– Review models, interview top teams, and render final decision

Future City Student Team Deliverables

Each team designs, and competes on the basis of what an ideal city 100 years from now would look like, and are judged across four areas (below). PMIWIC special award judges will focus on the project plans specifically.

  • Sim City – Build a virtual representation of their “Ideal” Future City
  • City Essay – Explain the workings and merits of their “Ideal” Future City
  • Project Plan – Demonstrate how they planned, organized, and approached the four deliverables
  • Model – Build a physical, scaled-down model of their “ideal” Future City
  • Presentation – Make public presentations on the workings and the merits of their models

PMI Global and PMI Western Idaho Chapter Support Future City Competitions

The Future City annual competition is supported nationally by PMI® and locally by our chapter. Our chapter supports the Idaho Region of the Future City Competition as a Gold sponsor, helping to fund the competition, as well as supplying a special award, and providing volunteer special award judges. Our special award judges participate the week before the competition by reviewing and judging submitted project plans. On the day of the competition, our judges walk the floor for a firsthand presentation of the scale models and to interview the special award finalists to help select winning team.