Individual FPS

Individual Future Problem Solving is an FPS Component Event, and not part of Governor’s Cup.

In Individual FPS one student works through the FPS process. Individuals generate 8 challenges in Step 1, and 8 solution ideas in Step 3. Steps 2, 4, 5 and 6 are exactly the same as the team competition. Participants have two hours to complete a booklet.

Participation Guidelines

Students may take part in both Governor’s Cup Team FPS and Individual FPS. Divisions are:

  • Junior – Grades 4-6
  • Middle Grades – Grades 7-9
  • High School – Grades 10-12


  • 5:00 PM  March 5, 2023--Registration Deadline
  • Monday, March 20, 2023--Competition
  • Arrive 30 minutes before competition begins


The registration fee is only $35 per individual.


Individual FPS uses the Governor’s Cup State Finals topic.


Booklets are evaluated after State Finals by FPS coaches, evaluators and trainers. Booklets are emailed to the participating schools’ coaches to be given to the evaluator listed on the registration form.

Scored booklets must be returned within two weeks so that the announcement of awards can be made as soon as possible.  Students advancing to the international level of competition need as much time as possible to prepare for the next competition in June.

Required Evaluators

  • 1-3 students competing: 1 evaluator per division
  • 4-6 students competing: 2 evaluators per division
  • 7-10 students competing: 3 evaluators per division
  • 11+  students competing: 4 evaluators per division

QUESTIONS about billing? Email Cindy Clark

QUESTIONS about the event? Email Chris Hill