New Pin Guidelines for Teams & Individuals

By: Tina Shaffer

Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated in June 2019, to reflect our current guidelines. 

Pin trading is one of the most popular activities at Destination Imagination (DI) tournaments. In order to protect our organization, our DI teams and our volunteers, we have instated new pin guidelines for teams and individuals, effective immediately. These guidelines are published in our Pin Policies Doc and are listed below. Please be sure to review these guidelines before creating pins for an official Destination Imagination event.

Commercially Made Pins

The following applies to all commercially made pins designed and created by teams and individuals:

  1. A list of approved Destination Imagination, Inc. Licensed Pin Vendors is available here. More Licensed Pin Vendors will be added as they are approved.  Our vendors are required to adhere to the guidelines published in our Pin Policies Doc and Brand & Style Guide.
    If you have any questions regarding your pin design, we ask that you contact the Licensed Pin Vendor directly.
  2. Teams and individuals are prohibited from infringing on a person’s or company’s intellectual property. Teams and individuals may work with Licensed Pin Vendors to create appropriate designs that do not violate relevant copyright law. It is the responsibility of the Licensed Pin Vendor to ensure and communicate adherence to copyright laws.
  3. Download and review our DI Apparel and Pin Design Cheat Sheet that breaks down the do’s and don’ts of using the DI marks.
  4. Teams and individuals may also purchase stock pins, available on the open market, for pin trading at Destination Imagination events.

Additional Info for Pin Vendors

All Licensed Pin Vendors are required to purchase a license through Destination Imagination, Inc. Vendors may purchase a Single Affiliate License or a Multi Affiliate License. To view the License Pin Vendor Agreement or to purchase a License, click here.