Think Creatively. Collaborate with Friends. Solve Real-World Problems.
Destination ImagiNation allows two to seven students per team the opportunity to work together from September to February to create their unique solution to a Team Challenge. Students must be 4 years old – 12th grade to participate. Teams are made up of students who are in the same grade level, or one year apart.
Teams determine which challenge they will work together to solve. Teams will also practice Instant Challenges. Each team must participate in an Instant Challenge at the tournament. This is a creative quick-thinking challenge that is not revealed until the day of the tournament. Students must be ready to listen, think on their feet, and work as a team to solve the problem. The Instant Challenge, or IC, is tabulated into the final score at the tournament.
The mission of Destination ImagiNation is to encourage and foster the development of 21st-century skills, influence the development of a positive self-image, and prepare students to apply creative problem solving to life decisions.
Destination ImagiNation, or DI, is THE largest creative problem-solving competition in the world! Over 250,000 students in 56 countries and the United States participate in Destination Imagination. This popular process-based program helps young people build lifelong skills in creative and critical thinking, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving.