FPSPI Scenario Writing Competition requires a student to write a futuristic story based on one of the Future Problem Solving Program current year topics. The composition must contain 1500 words or less and must be at least 20 years into the future. Scenarios are evaluated based on their content, creativity, and the author’s personal touch. The top three scenarios per division from each Affiliate Program may be submitted to the International Scenario Writing Competition.

In 2016, one hundred and ninety-one scenarios were submitted to the International Scenario Writing Competition: 60 Junior, 69 Middle, and 62 Senior Division. The following students were named the 2016 International Scenario Writing champions.

International Scenario Writing Champions 2016 is available on FPSPIMart.org

Junior Division

Place Writer School Coach Affiliate Title
1 Y.Yuan Nanyang Primary School Catherine Low Singapore The Experiment
2 W. Chen Private Tutor Judith Mitchell-Miller Missouri Earth Resurrected
3 L. Gibbs Napier Intermediate Paul Morgan New Zealand ONline
4 K. Hangchi Singapore Chinese Girls' School (Primary) Yeo Hwee Khim Singapore The Invention
5 H. Syed Crockett Intermediate School Debb Flemming Texas Chaos

Middle Division

Place Writer School Coach Affiliate Title
1 R. Murthi Troy High School Krishna Roy Michigan Cloneslavement
2 A. Guanci Nippersink Middle School Chris Wagner Illinois Marks On Paper
3 C. Gim Ravenswood Lisa Kim Australia Propaganda
4 S. Lawrence Rangi Ruru Girls' School Sue Williams New Zealand Bare Feet
5 A. C. Yumiceva Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School Suzanne Leichtling Florida The Spreading Lights

Senior Division

Place Writer School Coach Affiliate Title
1 J. Anil Prestonwood Christian Academy Shannon Lichty Texas The Bookkeeper
2 R. Montgomery Adair County High School Brett Reliford Kentucky Nostal, or Unwelcome Transience
3 M. Brown Home Schooled Paula Lawson-Moore Iowa A Day in the Life
3 E. Tungate Menasha High School Amanda Ironside Wisconsin The City by the (Pirate) Bay
5 A. Thomas St Peters Lutheran College Simon Canfield Australia Child-snatcher


Competitors may view their submission, scoresheets, and results by logging into ROCS, a web-based application which may be accessed through Firefox, Internet Explorer (in compatibility mode), or Safari, with their member login and password (both are case sensitive).

Access Results in ROCS

View complete International Scenario Writing results:

  • Log into ROCS with the member login and password.
  • Click on the “Results” orange underlined text on the left.            
  • Click on the orange underlined “Document” text next to the results you wish to view.

View scenario submission:

  • Log into ROCS with the student member login and password.
  • Click radio button next to International Scenario Writing.
  • Click “View” button to see the basic information on the scenario.
  • Click on the “Attachments” button to view the entire submission.

View scenario scoresheets:

  • Log into ROCS with the student member login and password.
  • Click radio button next to International Scenario Writing.
  • Click orange text “Evaluation” listed under “Evaluated Submissions.”

Please contact the International Office 321.768.0074 if you have any questions or concerns.