The competition essay is different from all the other deliverables in the Future City Competition. Unlike all the other deliverables that focus on your entire city, the essay looks at a particular aspect of your city. On this page, we will review essay writing basics and offer some tips to help you write a good one. As we've said on other pages, we can't guarantee that you will win an award if you use this information. However, we do believe that it will be helpful.