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Destination Imagination

A team-based creativity and innovation competition.

California Teams Rocked Global Finals!

Congratulations to the California Teams that placed in challenges and received Special Awards this year at Global Finals!

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Global Impact

Destination Imagination has over 35 years experience in K-12 project-based education. We reach 150,000 participants annually in 45 states and 30 countries.

SKILLS TO SUCCEED

Throughout the process of solving a Challenge, participants learn invaluable life skills.​

WHY IT MATTERS

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of today’s students will be employed in jobs that have yet to be invented. Our Challenges allow students from pre-K through university to become part of a global community of confident creators and practice the essential skills needed to thrive in school, future careers and beyond. 

WHAT MAKES DI DIFFERENT ?

100% Kid Driven

Team members do it all themselves!

Students work together in teams to generate ideas, research different topics, plan and build their challenge solutions. Team members have the opportunity to explore their curiosities and be creative, while building teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Children need to be engaged in learning, and by infusing art education with STEM, learning becomes more fun and approachable for them. STEAM opens their eyes to new possibilities that they had not thought about previously.

TECHNICAL

TECHNICAL

The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering research, strategic planning and related skills.
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SCIENTIFIC

SCIENTIFIC

Our Scientific Challenge blends the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.
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ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING DESIGN

Our Engineering Challenge asks teams to design build and test load-bearing structures out of specific materials.
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FINE ARTS

FINE ARTS

In the Fine Arts Challenge, students flex their acting, research and artistic muscles as they create together.
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IMPROVISATIONAL

IMPROVISATIONAL

The Improvisational Challenge is all about spontaneity and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.
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SERVICE LEARNING

SERVICE LEARNING

The Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service to address real-life community issues.
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EARLY LEARNING

EARLY LEARNING

To solve the Challenge,
K-2 children work together on performances that are complete with characters, props and scripts.
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INSTANT CHALLENGE

INSTANT CHALLENGE

Instant Challenge requires teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking.
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2019-20 Challenge

CHILD SAFETY

We work every day to create a safe, fun environment so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life. We have ZERO tolerance for inappropriate behavior of any kind, including child sexual abuse or misconduct.
California Destination Imagination continually updates and innovates robust safety policies, programs and training for staff and volunteers that are designed to protect young people from threats that are present in our society.

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