Waves to Dunes Tournament Appraiser Page


To ensure teams are scored fairly, we require each team to provide a Volunteer Appraiser for tournament day. The Appraiser will need to be available for this role all day so there is consistent scoring. The teams, and  your children, have worked too hard not to be appraised fairly. and we can not run a Tournament without trained Appraisers!

On  March 9, 2019, “Waves to Dunes” Region of CALIFORNIA CREATIVITY will celebrate creativity at our
Regional Destination Imagination Tournament! There you will see a world created entirely by
students who did not know it could be done, and Solutions to problems never before seen!
If this is your first time to appraise, we welcome you and thank you! Relax, learn and enjoy!
If you have appraised in the past, we very much appreciate your continuing support!

What is an Appraiser?

volunteer who goes through our comprehensive training is called an appraiser. This person will volunteer appraiser on the day of the Regional Tournament. Every team is required to provide one volunteer.

The volunteer appraiser will be trained for a specific role and help with a specific Challenge. The volunteer might score teams, introduce them, process their paperwork, help in the score room, or usher teams to their sites. For a glimpse into the Challenges that the teams compete in click hereTeams who do not provide a volunteer will not be scored at the Tournament and may not move on to the State TournamentTeams who change their appraiser after January 1st will incur a $50 fee.



  • MUST attend training on Feb 9th.
  • MUST be at least 18 years old
  • MUST no longer be in high school
  • MUST be available the entire time on Tournament day (7am-5pm)
  • Appraisers WILL NOT be able to watch the team that they volunteer for.
  • Team managers cannot be appraisers!

The commitment is for TWO Days:

day1        APPRAISER TRAINING: February 9, 2019 Laguna Beach

               Before training you will receive an email about Appraiser Training.

               9:00 – 10:00 – New Appraisers – Registration starts at 8:00

               10:00 – 12:00 ish– All Appraisers –  Challenge Specific Training Registration starts at 8:00

      ALL  APPRAISERS – Please review the materials your Challenge Master has emailed to you BEFORE Training.

day2            TOURNAMENT: March 9, 2019 – All Day Laguna Beach

                 Links to Important information – Tools to help you determine your preferences

                 1. – Previews of Team Challenges

                  2. –Appraiser Team Positions

                  3. – What Is Instant Challenge?

Accept your appointment from CALDI BEFORE Dec 1st! – Teams will be charged $200 for late Registration which includes a Registered Appraiser!