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What is Destination Imagination?

Tomorrow's Innovators & Leaders!

Destination Imagination (DI) is a project based, kid-driven program that teaches kids to be innovative problem solvers. Using STEAM, teams of students collaborate, think outside the box and create unique solutions to one of seven different challenges in preparation for a fun, problem-solving competition.

Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.

Students (K-12) work together and cooperatively, with a team of 2 to 7 members, to solve one of the seven  Team Challenges.  Each challenge has its own educational focus. Each Team Challenge is designed to be open-ended and solvable in many ways and on many levels. After weeks spent creating, developing and practicing their solutions, they go to a local tournament. Top-scoring teams advance to state tournaments. The top level of the tournament is our Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of creativity.

The Team Challenge Experience

What Does a Destination Imagination Challenge Solution Look Like?

Watch how one California Global Team solved the Science Challenge!

How Do I Do DI?

Learn about Destination Imagination (DI) in California by signing up HERE or by attending one of our Information meetings in your area.

If you or your child is interested in starting a team, please contact us so we can start a team at your school!

The average cost of participating on a team is $125/student depending on how many students are on the team and what challenge they choose. Teams that qualify for the state tournament and Global Finals will  incur additional  registration and travel fees.

We want to make this program available to as many interested students as possible. Teams are managed by parent volunteers. Being a team manager can be a truly rewarding experience, and plenty of training and support is available to help you. Please let us know if you are interested in managing a team HERE.

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The Destination Imagination (DI) Experience!

Destination Imagination (DI) is a global program that promotes problem solving, teamwork, and creativity in students. Teams of up to seven students choose a challenge to work creatively and collaboratively to find a solution. Teams present their team challenge solutions by performing a skit in front of an audience and appraisers. The team challenges emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). In addition, the DI experience exposes students to instant challenges that give students practice in rapid thinking, design, planning, and executing. In DI, the solution belongs to the team members and the team members alone. All ideas, scenery, scripts, and props are created by the team members. No one outside the team may help in any way with the solution to the challenge. Team members sign a contract prior to every tournament stating that the solution is theirs and no one outside the team helped. Rising Stars teams have modified guidelines for interference rules.

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