Destination Imagination

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate

Type:Tournament

Categories:Art, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

https://www.destinationimagination.org/

We inspire and equip young people to imagine and innovate today, so they can be the creative and collaborative leaders of tomorrow. The DI Challenge Experience is a STEAM-focused, project- based, team competition for elementary, middle, secondary and university students. Our academic, open-ended 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 six engaging academic Challenges—Engineering, Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts,
Improvisation, and Service Learning. Each season takes place from September through May.

Each team of 2 to 7 members typically spend 2 to 4 months developing their solution/presentation for their chosen Challenge. 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, provincial or national level, they are invited to compete at Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student innovation and creativity. 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 often run as an after-school program or incorporated into a school’s electives curriculum. Teams are also supported independent of schools, by homeschool groups, or through community organizations.

Each Team Challenge includes a set of specific requirements your team must complete and present in order to solve the Challenge. These requirements could include a combination of technical, scientific, theatrical, engineering, fine arts and improvisational elements. The team will also have the chance to incorporate specific elements that showcase their unique talents, skills or perspectives. In addition to the Team Challenge, teams will also participate in an Instant Challenge at their tournament. Instant Challenges are shorter challenges that must be solved on-the-spot and provide an opportunity for teams to showcase their rapid ideation and implementation skills. Instant Challenges can be task-based, performance-based, or a combination of the two. Scores from both Team Challenge and Instant Challenge combine for a total which is weighted and ranked against other teams competing in the same Challenge and at the same age level.
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:

info@dihq.org

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Competition is open to 3 rd -5 th graders (elementary level), 6 th -8 th graders (middle level), 9 th - 12 th graders (secondary level), and university students. K-2 nd graders may participate in our non-competitive Early Learning Challenge.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

We inspire and equip young people to imagine and innovate today, so they can be the creative and collaborative leaders of tomorrow. The DI Challenge Experience is a STEAM-focused, project- based, team competition for elementary, middle, secondary and university students. Our academic, open-ended 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 six engaging academic Challenges—Engineering, Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts,
Improvisation, and Service Learning. Each season takes place from September through May.

Process

Each team of 2 to 7 members typically spend 2 to 4 months developing their solution/presentation for their chosen Challenge. 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, provincial or national level, they are invited to compete at Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student innovation and creativity. 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 often run as an after-school program or incorporated into a school’s electives curriculum. Teams are also supported independent of schools, by homeschool groups, or through community organizations.

Criteria

Each Team Challenge includes a set of specific requirements your team must complete and present in order to solve the Challenge. These requirements could include a combination of technical, scientific, theatrical, engineering, fine arts and improvisational elements. The team will also have the chance to incorporate specific elements that showcase their unique talents, skills or perspectives. In addition to the Team Challenge, teams will also participate in an Instant Challenge at their tournament. Instant Challenges are shorter challenges that must be solved on-the-spot and provide an opportunity for teams to showcase their rapid ideation and implementation skills. Instant Challenges can be task-based, performance-based, or a combination of the two. Scores from both Team Challenge and Instant Challenge combine for a total which is weighted and ranked against other teams competing in the same Challenge and at the same age level.

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:

info@dihq.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Competition is open to 3 rd -5 th graders (elementary level), 6 th -8 th graders (middle level), 9 th - 12 th graders (secondary level), and university students. K-2 nd graders may participate in our non-competitive Early Learning Challenge.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.