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Future City starts every year with an important challenge topic—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solutions that address worldwide sustainability issues. This year's theme, "Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow," challenges teams to design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean water.

Future City Iowa is looking for volunteers to help with the Regional Competition and there are lots of ways to get involved! Please fill out the form below to indicate your preference(s). Thank you for supporting these ambitious students and volunteering for Future City Iowa!

Date 1: City Essay and Virtual City Judging Event on Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 8am–12pm
Location: Cedar Hall, Kirkwood Community College
Roles Needed: City Essay Judge, Virtual City Judge

Date 2: Regional Competition Event on Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: Varies by role, but the preliminary round is typically 8am–1:15pm and the Top 5 happens 1:15–3:30pm
Location: Prairie Point Middle School, 8015 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Roles Needed: City Presentation and Model Judge, Special Award Judge, Tabulator, Runner, General Volunteer/Fill-In

Volunteer roles:
-- City Presentation and Model Judge: listens to team presentations and checks if physical model meets requirements, then scores City Presentation and City Model deliverables based on rubrics

-- City Essay Judge: reads a number of City Essay deliverables and scores them based on the rubric

-- Virtual City Judge: checks a number of Virtual City deliverables and scores them based on the rubric

-- Special Award Judge: listens to team presentations and checks models to determine a winner for a specific Special Award based on a rubric or criteria provided by the sponsoring company

-- Room Monitor: helps to make sure each judging round is held on time, helps teams and supporters move quickly and safely in and out of judging rooms, and collects all needed rubrics at the end of each round to hand off to Runners

-- Tabulator: enters in scores once Judges complete rubrics for each team

-- Runner: takes rubrics from Judges and brings them to Tabulators

-- General Volunteer / Fill-In: fills in any needed roles (e.g. another volunteer or judge calls in sick) and is on-call for general help during the day of the Regional Competition. More specific duties will be assigned and explained as needs are figured out!

– Top 5 Judge: listens to the top 5 teams (determined by preliminary judges). Scoring results will determine the team that will represent Iowa at the national competition in Washington D.C.

*Please note that you may be asked to fill a different role if the one you indicate below is already full.
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