What is Scenario Writing?

Scenario Writing is an individual competition in which students develop short stories related to one of five FPS topics for the year. The story (1500 words or less) is set at least 20 years in the future and is an imagined, but logical, outcome of actions or events taking place in the world. The Scenario Writing component strives to help students enlarge, enrich, and make more accurate their images of the future, while honing their creative writing skills. Scenario Writing personalizes the ever-growing perspective a student has on the future. In addition, participation provides opportunities for students to meet and exceed educational standards as they refine their writing skills. A rubric-based authentic evaluation is provided, giving students tools for continuous growth.

Who can participate in Scenario Writing?

Students may participate in Scenario Writing in three divisions as determined according to the grades as identified within the US school system: Junior (grades 4-6), Middle (grades 7-9), and Senior (grades 10-12). For students who participate in the Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) or Scenario Performance components of FPSPI, Scenario Writing can serve as an excellent complement to their work on any of the topics. Scenario Writing can be used as a stand-alone activity by an FPS coach, an English teacher, a parent, or any instructor with students who are interested in creative writing. Students who are enthusiastic about stories of the future may be interested in the Scenario Performance component, which is an oral story telling experience.

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How do you register for Scenario Writing?

Each Affiliate Program of FPSPI determines its own processes and fees for registration and entries.
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If your Affiliate does not offer the Scenario Writing component. We can offer this component through FPSPI Mentoring.
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International Conference Scenario Writing Champions

This publication includes the 2019 champions, Future Scene used for Scenario Writing Team, International Conference Scenario Writing Team, and International Conference Scenario Performance

2019 Champs Scenario Writing and Scenario Performance

International Scenario Writing Champions Book

The top five scenarios from each division, plus the winning Junior, Middle, and Senior Division Scenario Writing Team Champions from the previous year. It also includes evaluator scores and comments.

Scenario Writing

FPSPI Scenario Handbook 5th Edition

Indispensable manual designed to help teachers effectively guide students in writing scenarios. Explanations of scenario writing techniques, classroom activities, and award-winning student work.

Scenario Handbook Writing and Performance