“Purifica's city model used all planes for construction; they had solved the problem of storm water runoff by building purification solutions underground, which you can see in the model. They also used mirrors on their backdrop to make partial structures look ‘complete’; this was one of the most creative things we saw across all the competing schools. High construction quality, very diverse shapes, and lighting all lead to their high score.” says Alyssa.
The slideshow above shows all of the special award winners from this year’s competition. This year’s competition had 35 entries from schools across Iowa. Several videos from this year's compeition have been shared on YouTube. There were many very good entries in the competition, and Xaliah from Harding Middle School came out on top. Hannah Peterson, Julia Brewer, Afnan Elsheikh will represent Iowa and the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C.