How to Choose a Team Challenge

By: Tina Shaffer

Welcome to a brand new season of Destination Imagination! With six new Challenges to choose from, it can be tough for some teams to decide on which Challenge to solve.

At your first team meeting, watch our Challenge Preview videos and review our First Look document. This will give you a brief look at this season’s Challenges, including some of the themes and components for each Challenge.

Your team should then preview and download the full Team Challenges in the Resource Area. (Please note that the Team Challenges can only be downloaded by the Team Number purchaser—Team Manager, school administrator, parent, etc.)

Still having trouble deciding on a Challenge? Have your team complete our Team Interest Inventory survey, located in our Roadmap resource.

  • First, have each team member fill out the Individual Specialties Inventory
  • Second, have the team add their scores on the Individual Specialties Tally Sheet
  • Third, combine all team member scores on the Team Specialties Tally Sheet
  • Fourth, discuss the results and talk about how your team’s talents might help you choose a Team Challenge

If your team cannot decide which Challenge to select because of a tie, you can use the Paired Choice Analysis Worksheet in Roadmap.

This activity allows your team members to turn your individual Challenge preferences into numerical values. It will also help take the emotion out of choosing a Challenge because whichever Challenge receives the most points, wins!

Once your team has chosen a Challenge, you’re ready to get solving. Good luck, teams!