These are the Challenge Previews for the 2020-21 Team Challenges. Due to Covid-19, this season’s Challenges were written so that teams could solve them virtually.
The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.
Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.
Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, scriptwriting, and prop design.
Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.
Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.
Our Engineering Challenge asks students to explore and apply engineering skills and tools to design and build solutions to specific applications.
Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and quickly produce skits.
All teams will have the opportunity to solve an Instant Challenge. These challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking.
In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem-solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical.
Each team will be asked to solve an Instant Challenge for their DI tournament. The team must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a short period of time.
Instant Challenges are performance-based, task-based, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork. Instant Challenges are kept confidential until it is time for teams to solve them.