Future City Chicago

The Future City Chicago competition took place on January 20th. SMPS Chicago sponsored the Best Future City Marketing-Big Idea award. Sponsorship Chair Jessica Hemauer, CPSM and President Elect Dawn Jones served as judges. The Best Future City Marketing-Big Idea award was for the future city that best combines the artistic display and use of materials for models of their Mini- Presentations (at their table) with the essay (how well did the team create a vision, solution and benefits -marketing their project plan) and clear messaging (how clearly did they articulate their ideas and solutions).

Future City Special Award: Best Future City Marketing-Big Idea Society of Marketing Professionals (SMPS)

Team: Wood Dale Junior High

Project Name: Forever Young

Wood Dale Jr. High “Forever Young” won our SMPS Award for Best Future City Marketing Big Idea because of their exceptional use of marketing via a handout brochure/ leave behind piece. They also described their city in a short skit, similar to an advertisement. 

Event Theme: Age-Friendly City

Future City ® is an official part of National Engineers Week and is celebrating its 26th year.

Future City® State of Illinois

The State of Illinois Future City Competition® is celebrating its 26th year as a regional group in the national competition. The regional competition is comprised of teams, schools, and professionals from Illinois and nearby Missouri. In addition to the actual competition, Annual Chicago Engineers Benefit Dinner showcases the top local teams and award winners. For more information, visit

Congratulations to all Future City participants!

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