Destination Imagination

Ages:Elementary, High School, Undergraduate

Categories:Art, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Our 21st century learning programming is cross-curricular and complements K-12 education by fostering curiosity, courage and creativity. All of our academic Challenges are designed to teach students the creative process—a system of learning that is at the root of all innovation and a child’s ability to bring an idea to life. We offer seven engaging academic Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning. Each season takes place from September through May. Depending on the Challenge, teams typically spend 2 to 4 months developing and practicing their Challenge solutions. Teams have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at local tournaments, many of which take place between February and April. When a team qualifies at the state level, they are invited to compete at Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.

Students form teams of up to 7 members, select their preferred Challenge and work together to develop a solution to the Challenge. Each team has at least one Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps keep the team on track, but does not assist or interfere with the team’s project. DI is located in 48 states and 30 countries. DI is often run as an after-school program or incorporated into a school’s electives curriculum. We offer seven new Team Challenges each year: Engineering, Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning (Project Outreach) and Early Learning Challenge (Rising Stars!).

Each Team Challenge includes a set of specific requirements your team must complete in order to solve the Challenge. This is called the team’s Central Challenge. These requirements in the Central Challenge could include a combination of technical, scientific, theatrical, engineering, fine arts and improvisational elements. Teams will often have to do research in order to fulfill the requirements in each Challenge. Many teams also participate in skills workshops or work with mentors and parents in a specific field in order to learn new skills needed to design and build their Challenge solutions. In addition to the Team Challenge requirements, teams will also incorporate certain elements, called Team Choice Elements, into their solution. Team Choice Elements often have a meaningful connection to the team’s solution and are a chance for them to show off their skills, talents, interests and areas of strength. These elements can be anything and often range from a small prop to a vehicle steering system.
Destination Imagination - Participation

Team Award. $0.

Any student completing all requirements for any DI competition.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Destination Imagination - International 1st Place

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Destination Imagination - International 2nd Place

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Destination Imagination - International 3rd Place

Team Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Website: https://www.destinationimagination.org/

Managing Organization: Destination Imagination

Contact:

AskDI@dihq.org
888-321-1503

Entry Fee: $65 to $125 per team

This competition is open to students in Elementary, High School, Undergraduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Our 21st century learning programming is cross-curricular and complements K-12 education by fostering curiosity, courage and creativity. All of our academic Challenges are designed to teach students the creative process—a system of learning that is at the root of all innovation and a child’s ability to bring an idea to life. We offer seven engaging academic Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning. Each season takes place from September through May. Depending on the Challenge, teams typically spend 2 to 4 months developing and practicing their Challenge solutions. Teams have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at local tournaments, many of which take place between February and April. When a team qualifies at the state level, they are invited to compete at Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.

Process

Students form teams of up to 7 members, select their preferred Challenge and work together to develop a solution to the Challenge. Each team has at least one Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps keep the team on track, but does not assist or interfere with the team’s project. DI is located in 48 states and 30 countries. DI is often run as an after-school program or incorporated into a school’s electives curriculum. We offer seven new Team Challenges each year: Engineering, Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning (Project Outreach) and Early Learning Challenge (Rising Stars!).

Criteria

Each Team Challenge includes a set of specific requirements your team must complete in order to solve the Challenge. This is called the team’s Central Challenge. These requirements in the Central Challenge could include a combination of technical, scientific, theatrical, engineering, fine arts and improvisational elements. Teams will often have to do research in order to fulfill the requirements in each Challenge. Many teams also participate in skills workshops or work with mentors and parents in a specific field in order to learn new skills needed to design and build their Challenge solutions. In addition to the Team Challenge requirements, teams will also incorporate certain elements, called Team Choice Elements, into their solution. Team Choice Elements often have a meaningful connection to the team’s solution and are a chance for them to show off their skills, talents, interests and areas of strength. These elements can be anything and often range from a small prop to a vehicle steering system.

Awards

Destination Imagination - Participation

Team Award. $0.

Any student completing all requirements for any DI competition.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Destination Imagination - International 1st Place

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Destination Imagination - International 2nd Place

Team Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Destination Imagination - International 3rd Place

Team Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Participate

Website: https://www.destinationimagination.org/

Managing Organization: Destination Imagination

Contact:

AskDI@dihq.org
888-321-1503

Entry Fee: $65 to $125 per team

This competition is open to students in Elementary, High School, Undergraduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.