A Destination Imagination tournament is the ultimate celebration of creativity and innovation, and is an opportunity for kids to connect with and support other creative thinkers who participate in the program. Each year, volunteers help run more than 200 DI tournaments around the world.
Regional Destination Imagination tournaments are open to all teams registered with DI. At a tournament, teams will compete against other teams in their Challenge Level (i.e., Elementary, Middle, etc.) and Challenge Category (i.e., Scientific, Fine Arts, etc.).
Teams that qualify at the regional level will have the opportunity to compete at their state (Affiliate) tournament. The top-tiered teams from each state qualify to participate in Global Finals, our culminating international tournament that takes place each May and includes more than 8,000 kids from 15+ countries. With more than 17,000 people attending the event, Global Finals is the world’s largest celebration of creativity.
THE COMPETITION PROCESS
A Destination Imagination Team Challenge is an open-ended project that teams work on over an extended period of time, usually 2-4 months. We offer seven new Team Challenges each year: Engineering, Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning (Project Outreach) and Early Learning Challenge (Rising Stars!). Our Early Learning Challenge is noncompetitive. Learn more about the Challenge components »
The following is a breakdown of how teams will be appraised at the tournament. Team Choice Elements are team-selected elements that are incorporated with the Central Challenge to allow creative freedom in showcasing additional strengths.
What Does a Destination Imagination Challenge Solution Look Like?
Get an in-depth look at one team’s Scientific Challenge solution for the 2017-18 season of Destination Imagination.
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