One of the best ways for students to think futuristically is to create images of what the future may be like. The Scenario Writing component of the FPSP strives to help individual students enlarge, enrich and make more accurate their images of the future.
An FPSP scenario is a short story of no more than 1500 words in which one possible outcome of the future is developed through the character(s) and plot. It is a prediction of the future and is written as though the future were the present.
Each scenario must be set at least 20 years in the future and must have a recognisable relationship to one of the topics set for the current year. There are options for submitting scenarios either once or twice during the year for evaluative comment and feedback:
Option 1: Two Evaluations Registration (Draft and Final Submission)
This entitles a student to submit a scenario draft for written feedback in May, and then the final scenario in August.
Option 2: One Evaluation Registration (Final Submission only)
This entitles a student to submit one scenario in the second round of the Scenario Writing Competition, in August.