Take the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge!

By: Tina Shaffer

Calling all parents of kids ages 8-14! We’re excited to introduce our newest challenge “Ford City of Tomorrow™,” developed in partnership with Ford STEAM Experience.

Engineers at Ford are working on developing an array of smart mobility solutions that will positively impact the cities of tomorrow and the people who live in them. And they want to hear your ideas too!

In this Challenge, parents with their kids will have the opportunity to design their own solution to help make future cities more accessible and efficient. Three lucky participants will win one of three scholarship prizes, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. In addition to a scholarship prize, the Grand Prize winner will receive a Ford STEAM Experience in the city where Ford’s innovations are developed, Dearborn, MI.

How will your ideas help to change the way we move? Put your innovative thinking caps on and enter your design by November 28, 2017!


Steps to Enter:

  1. Download the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge details.
  2. Watch the Ford Explore the City of Tomorrow video.
  3. Explore the different Ford Engineer profiles for the Challenge as inspiration for designing your solution.
  4. Create your smart mobility prototype utilizing items you find in your house. Your prototype does not have to function exactly as you plan, but it should represent the concept you are trying to create with your smart mobility solution. (See Contest Rules for information on how prototypes will be scored for the Challenge.)
  5. Give your smart mobility prototype a name and then take a photo of it.
  6. Submit the photo and a brief description of your prototype at com/city-of-tomorrow-challenge by November 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). Make sure your description includes the name of your prototype.
  7. Questions? Contact us at [email protected].



    • $5,000 Scholarship Funding
    • STEAM Experience in the city where Ford’s innovations are developed, Dearborn, MI.
    • $3,000 Scholarship Funding
    • $2,000 Scholarship Funding


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in AK, HI, PR & where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 25 or over with child 8 – 14. Contest ends 11/28/17. See Official Rules for details. Sponsored by Ford.