-Students select and research one of the topics for the year
-Students use the six-step problem solving process to develop the plot and resolution of their own scenario
-Students write their scenario as a short futuristic story
-Students submit their completed scenario for competition at the affiliate (state) level as a written or oral piece
-Scenarios are written by individual students - there is no team option
-Trained evaluators score the submitted scenarios
-One scenario is written each year