For Every Learning Environment
The Digital Open is a virtual challenge designed for teams that want or need a flexible learning experience—in person, virtual, or hybrid. Each year, we create a unique challenge that requires a digital solution. Solutions are appraised and teams are ranked in this one-of-a-kind global competition.
Seven Weeks to Solve!
Registered teams will receive the Challenge on September 15. They will have just over seven weeks to innovate their way toward a digital video solution that is uniquely their own!
Top the Digital Charts
All teams that submit solutions will be scored and ranked. Winners will be announced in December 2023 during an epic Awards Ceremony. Teams will even get to view each other’s solutions inside our Digital Open Virtual Showcase.
Truly OPEN to Everyone
Best of all, it’s open to students anywhere in the world and team members do not have to be in the same location. So grab your friends, no matter where they are, and get ready to make some digital magic in the Digital Open.
And in case you’re wondering – YES, you may participate in both the Digital Open AND in the traditional, in-person Challenge Experience.
The Digital Open is open to teams competing at the Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and University Levels. Please visit our Help Center to learn about age and grade requirements for each level of competition.
Teams may consist of 2-7 members, just like with our in-person Challenge Experience!
2023 Challenge Preview
Lights, cameras…sound effects! A movie isn’t complete without sound effects and a soundtrack. In this year’s Digital Open Challenge, your team will explore how sound is used in video production. Are you ready to ‘make some noise’?
For this Challenge, your team will:
- Create and present a story that starts with at least one character who either hears an unexpected sound or does not hear an expected sound.
- Use at least one Foley sound effect to enhance the Video Presentation.
- Use a sound bridge to link two scenes in the Video Presentation together.
- Create and present at least one piece of team-created background music to enhance the mood and/or atmosphere of one or more scenes in the Video Presentation.
- Create and present one Team Choice Element that shows off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
2023 TEAM REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Inside the U.S.
*Additional Team Manager Background Check cost may apply. See our Background Check page for more details.
Outside the U.S.
**Prices for Digital Open teams outside the U.S. can be found here. Price will be based on the purchaser’s home Affiliate (country).
SEPTEMBER 15 - December 14
Registration For 2023 IS NOW CLOSED
Team registrations and Team Manager background checks (US only) may be purchased starting on this day.
Don't wait to start your Team Manager background check and get your team members enrolled. These must be completed in order to access the Challenge on September 15.
REGISTRATION FOR 2023 IS NOW CLOSED
This is the last day to purchase your registration, complete the Team Manager background check, and have all Team Member forms completed.
Challenge Release & Clarifications
Download the Challenge and get to work! If your team has questions about the Challenge, they may ask for a Clarification.
Make sure all of your Clarification questions are submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT.
All teams must have their solutions submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT.
Teams will have received their raw scores by November 30 and will have until 11:59 p.m. PT on December 3 to make any appeal to their raw scores.
Join us for a special online awards ceremony hosted on our exclusive virtual event platform for participating teams.
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Digital Open Archived Results
Thanks to all the teams who have participated in Digital Open
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Live and On-Demand
Are you a parent or in the education field? If so, it’s never too late to learn about how you can bring the power of Destination Imagination to your students. Register for an upcoming info session. You can also sign up to watch it on-demand.