2021 - 22 Season

New Team Challenges
will be released August 1st!

Team Challenges

Our STEAM based Challenges are open-ended and enable students to learn and experience the creative process while fostering their creativity, curiosity and courage. Destination Imagination is open to all kindergarten through university level students worldwide. 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.

We’re excited to unveil these Challenge Previews for the upcoming Team Challenges.

First Look Document

Available in August 2021
Learn more about each of our competitive Team Challenges.

The information provided in this First Look document is a synopsis of each Challenge and is designed to help your team decide on which Challenge you would like to solve. Your team MUST download and read the full Challenge and Rules of the Road from the Resource Area in order to solve the Challenge successfully. Your team is strongly encouraged to read and use the Roadmap as you create your Challenge solution.


For a quick look at this years Challenges.


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

A perilous situation! A daring escape! And 2 amazing devices that will overcome hazards! All of awaits your team in this season’s Technical Challenge



Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

Get ready to think small! In this season’s Scientific Challenge, your team will dive into a microworld where characters will encounter a mysterious object. What mysteries will be revealed?



Engineering Challenge

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.

Let’s get rolling! Your team will create a structure that can roll down a ramp before holding as much weight as possible. This season’s Engineering Challenger will be your chance to show how a legend is made.



Fine Arts Challenge

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.


All is not what it seems….tricks and illusions abound in this season’s Fine Arts Challenge!! Your team will tell a tale of a trickster overcoming a tricky situation.

Improvisational Challenge

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.



It’s time to celebrate! Your team will explore festivals and tell a story in two acts. What will happen on the road to adventure? Find out in this season’s Improvisational Challenge!

Service Learning Challenge

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.



Dive into the world of science fiction as you flash forward to the future to show the impact of the amazing project your team designed to meet a community need. What dose the future hold in this season’s Service Learning Challenge?

Rising Stars/Early Learners Challenge

Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.



You are cordially invited to join us for this season’s Rising Stars Challenger! Your team will practice using good manners an tell a story about a family of monsters moving into a new home.

Instant Challenge

Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking.

In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem-solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical.

Each team will be asked to solve an Instant Challenge for their DI tournament. The team must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a short period of time.

Instant Challenges are performance-based, task-based, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork. Instant Challenges are kept confidential until it is time for teams to solve them.