Three Competition Components - PSA, Power Point, Scale Model

Each 4-person student team will create three components for presentation and display at the Energy City of the Future competition finals on May 14, 2016. Those three components are: (1) a seven-minute PowerPoint presentation; (2) a one-minute public service announcement; and (3) a scale model of Houston in the year 2050. Each component has its own deadline and requirements. Read the following component descriptions for further explanation.

Teams are to select endorsement area(s) and associated focus industries to explore one or more of the following: (1) engineering, computer sciences, and environmental & biological technologies; (2) business and industry; (3) arts and humanities; (4) public services, medicine and healthcare; (5) multidisciplinary studies. (For the purposes of this competition, multidisciplinary studies can include any focus industry not already included in an endorsement area).

Your team’s plan and each of your three components should relate to these endorsement area(s) and address how Houston - the Energy Capital of the World! - will use energy in the future AND how the focus industries in one or more of these endorsement areas will become increasingly energy efficient, more environmentally sound, more “user friendly”, and be economically profitable in the year 2050.

This year we have included a way for students to explore the five endorsement areas outlined in House Bill 5 (HB5) and teachers can use this competition as a way to accelerate awareness of these areas and their associated industries. Energy City teams explore these endorsement area(s), as well as their focus industries, and consider how energy use will impact activity and commerce. Teams will explain their plans for the future using PowerPoint, a PSA and a scale model of the future city, showing Judges how their future city works and what their future city has that sustains Houston’s place as the Energy Capital of the World in 2050!

Registration for the 2016 Energy City competition has closed.

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For more information, please contact Sasha Crabtree at 713-696-8298 or email her at