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June 2, 2016

Destination Imagination Releases Global Finals 2016 Academic Challenge Results

CHERRY HILL, N.J. June 2, 2016 – Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), arts and social entrepreneurship challenges, has officially released the results of the 2016 Global Finals tournament, including the top winners for all team and Instant Challenges. In total, 1,463 teams from more than 40 U.S. states and 20 countries took home first place trophies.

“These students have been working year round on their challenges, rehearsing and creating solutions,” said Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, Inc. “It’s a huge accomplishment for the more than 8,000 students who make it to the Global Finals, traveling from states as far as California and countries as far as China, to showcase their hard work. DI students never cease to amaze us with their quick thinking and innovative solutions. They consistently astound us with their adaptability, creativity and determination.”

In addition to the Instant Challenges throughout the Global Finals, students participated in creative solution competitions within the scope of technical, scientific, structural, fine arts, improvisational and service learning. Throughout the four-day event, student teams at the elementary, middle, secondary and university level competed in academic challenges to determine their final standings.

To view the Global Finals 2016 competition results, please visit

About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The most popular education offering is the Challenge Program, where student teams solve open-ended STEM, arts and service learning Challenges and present their solutions to trained Appraisers. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. To learn more, please visit


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