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They’re Here! Check Out Our 2021-22 Challenge Previews

By: Tina Shaffer

Is your school planning for (or back to) in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year? It’s been a difficult year and a half, and like many of our families, teams, and volunteers, we are looking forward to a return to our in-person Challenge Experience, which will include our seven standard STEAM-based Challenges (Scientific, Technical, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning).

However, we’re still not out of the woods yet with the pandemic and we want to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate in Destination Imagination (DI). In addition to our in-person Challenge Experience, we are offering a virtual challenge that was designed to be flexible for any learning environment (remote, hybrid, or in-person).

Check out what’s in store for next season. 👇

2021-22 Challenge Experience (In-Person)

Choose from seven new and exciting creative problem-solving adventures. Teams that have purchased a Team Number can download and start solving their Challenge beginning September 1. See our Challenge Previews below or click here.

 

Technical Challenge

  • Design and build 2 devices that use technical methods to overcome hazards.
  • Create and present a story about a daring escape from a hazardous situation.
  • Include a feat of skill that helps in the daring escape.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

Engineering Challenge

  • Design and build a structure that can roll down a ramp and collide with the structure tester.
  • Test the structure by placing weights on it.
  • Create and present a story about how a character becomes a legend.
  • Design and build a rotating object.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

Scientific Challenge

  • Research the science of microscopy.
  • Create and present a story about a character who encounters a mysterious object while in a microworld.
  • Design and build scenery that brings the microworld to life.
  • Design and create a visual effect that enhances the mysterious object.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

Fine Arts Challenge

  • Research trickster characters and how they have been portrayed in literature, theater, film, and/or mythology.
  • Create and present a story about a trickster who attempts to overcome a tricky situation.
  • Design and create a costume that goes through a costume transformation.
  • Design and create an illusion that enhances the story.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

Improvisational Challenge

  • Research festivals from around the world.
  • Create and present a two-act improvisational skit about a goal a character is trying to achieve at a festival.
  • Choose between 2 options to help the character to attempt to achieve the goal.
  • Enhance the skit with a set of boxes.

 

  • Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.
  • Research science fiction as it has been used in literature, film, art, and/or other media.
  • Create and present a science fiction story.
  • Design and build a message transmitter.
  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

 

Early Learning Challenge

  • Create and present a play about a family of monsters who are moving into a new home.
  • Show how the monsters use manners to fix an important item that gets broken during the move.
  • Include a model of the monster family’s new home.
  • Create costumes, props, and scenery to help tell the story.

 


Virtual Challenge Experience: The Digital Open

Whether your team is unable to meet in person or is looking for a new way to do DI, the 2021 Digital Open is here!

All teams will solve the same Challenge and will have six weeks to complete and submit their solution. Teams will be scored and ranked, and winners will be announced in December. There will also be a virtual showcase! The Digital Open starts October 1.

Learn more here. 💻

 

 

 

Get started now.

2021-22 Team Numbers Now Available

 

Start your team today in three easy steps. Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Want to learn more about DI? 

Save your spot at one of our free information sessions to learn more about our educational program and how your children or students can benefit. Teams can participate through a school, club, at home, or any other way they’d like!