Information Meeting Recoding 10/8/21

For a walkthrough of instructions on registering, please review the link above. 

What is Destination Imagination?

Groups of 2-7 kids of similar age form a team, choose a STEAM-based Challenge, and work collaboratively over a period of a few months on solutions to that challenge.

What's different this year?

The current plan is to do in-person teams this year. There will be two tournaments (presently scheduled for March 13th and March 19th). If teams are registered by December 15th they can choose which tournament they wish to attend. 

Get started with Instant Challenges

Central Challenges will be released later than normal this year (Nov), but in the meantime, your team or group can stay engaged by practicing Instant Challenges.

Joining A Team 2020-21 Season

Make DI checks payable to: Shrewsbury Public Schools - DI Fund. [Please make sure the bold letters to the left are on the Pay To: section of the check.]

The cost is $75 per student ($50 for students whose parents help manage the team).

Send checks to: Eric Craft, 70 Bay View Dr, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Be sure to include your student's name in the memo section of the check.

Please note that this fee is in addition to the school activity fee which is $50 for Sherwood Middle School, $75 for Oak Middle School,  and $100 for Shrewsbury High School. This fee is only required once and covers all activities for the school year. This fee may be paid through PowerSchool. 

Teams will be formed by filling out the Team Registration Form. You will need 1 manager and at least 2 student participants  [ideally > 4 participants and less than 7] to form a team. The managers and appraisers may be parents or experienced DI alumni over the age of 18 (high school level for assistant manager). After you have assembled your team, fill out the Team Registration Form [one per team]. Each student needs to have the  Student Registration Form filled out. Team numbers will be assigned at a later time after all team members have paid. Managers must complete background checks before materials are available to teams. 

For common questions, please review the FAQ section of this website. 

After the team registration form is completed and Eric Craft has recieved all checks for the team, the challenge packets will be available for download.

No Interference - what does it mean?

The hallmark of DI is “no interference.” Kids work completely independently on creative ideas and trial-and-error solutions to challenges.Parents do not assist with costumes, props, scripts, or ideas.The result is teams of kids proud of their independent accomplishments!

Check out the 2021 Challenge Previews!

Scientific

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

What if you could break a scientific law? This year, your team will create a documentary showing what the world would witness when a scientific law is broken.


Technical

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

Your team will go on an adventure in a video game, using technical methods to design a team-created tool to win an ultimate prize!


Engineering

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

Stay tuned for the Engineering Challenge sneak peek!


Fine Arts

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

Production techniques can make anything possible! This year, your team will mash together music and literature to create a music video.


Improvisational

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

Stay tuned for the Improv Challenge sneak peek!


Service Learning

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

Your team will create a podcast that tells a story to highlight the amazing project you designed to meet a community need.


Rising Stars (K-2)

Rising Stars offers simple experiences with the creative process, giving kids a place to work together and make new friends.

Your team will create a picture book about critters going on an adventure and share it in a team-created video!


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.

The team members must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of just five to eight minutes.

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.


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