• Participants register for either the middle school or the high school competition. Teams participating in the middle school competition must be made up entirely of students in grades 6-8. Teams participating in the high school competition must be made up entirely of students in grades 9-12.
  • Teachers may sponsor multiple 4-person student teams if they desire and schools often enter multiple teams. All participants agree to abide by the rules of the Energy City of the Future competition
  • Teams must have the technological capacity to create the PowerPoint, to download files and forms, and send/receive e-mail (including e-mail attachments) in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • On 5/14/16, teams will show their PowerPoint presentations and Public Service Announcements in a predetermined order. Teams have 7 minutes in which to make their PowerPoint presentations. Following each presentation, judges have 3 minutes to question the presenting team about its project. Each team has1 minute in which to show its PSA. Media releases are required of all participants.
  • On 5/14/16, teams each get 1 table on which to place scale models. Models entered in the competition will be on public display at the Harris County Department of Education for a full week prior to May 14. Our television stations and media outlets in Houston will all be invited to interview students on May 14!

For more information, please call Douglas Kleiner at 713-696-8290 or email him at

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