Key Dates for 2023 Programme

FPS Office Opens

Monday 23rd January 2023

Due Dates for Booklets:

Competitive Global Issues Problem Solving

(Junior, Middle, Senior and Individual Divisions)

    • Problem 1 - Thursday 6th April - 4pm
    • Problem 2 - Friday 23rd June - 4pm
    • Qualifying Problem - Friday 8th September - 4pm

(The Qualifying Problem Future Scene will be available from Monday 21st August)

Second Round Marking

Saturday 30th September 2023

Stepping Stones Divisions

(Primary/Junior/Middle & Senior Non-Competitive)

Teams may submit up to three booklets a year. There are four available dates from which to choose.

    • Date 1 - Friday 5th May
    • Date 2 - Friday 9th June
    • Date 3 - Friday 4th August
    • Date 4 - Friday 3rd November

Be very aware - booklets received after the 4th date are unlikely to be returned in the current school year

Community Problem Solving

(Team & Individual)

  • Interim Report - To be confirmed
  • Final Report - To be confirmed

Scenario Writing

  • 1st submission (Optional) - Thursday 18th May
  • 2nd submission - Thursday 31st August

Scenario Performance

  • 1st Submission (Optional) - Friday 30th June
  • Final Submission - Friday 22nd September

National Finals 2023

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October
Venue to be confirmed

International Finals

Wednesday 7th June to Sunday 11th June 2023
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Future Problem Solving NZ