For release: January 26, 2011

For more information contact: Wayne Kurtzman, NH-DI Media Relations,
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Saturday: Volunteers to be Trained to Appraise Creative Solutions

In less than 60 days, hundreds of creative problem solving teams from around the Granite State will compete with solutions that showcase their creativity, problem solving and teamwork skills in Destination ImagiNation competitions. Over the next two weekends, volunteers “Appraisers” will be trained to evaluate the team solutions, led by Challenge Masters with years of experience.

During the training, scheduled for Merrimack Valley Middle School in Penacook this Saturday, January 29th and at Londonderry High School on Saturday, February 5th, volunteers will learn how to put themselves in the place of some of the most creative kids in the state, and accurately judge their creativity, problem solving techniques and teamwork skills.

Who: Volunteers from around the state.

Why: They are being trained to appraiser creative solutions of Challenges that incorporate core school subjects with a focus in Technical/Mechanical Design, Structural/Architectural Design, Science, Theatrical/Literary/Fine Arts Elements, Community Service and Improvisational Techniques.


Merrimack Valley Middle School, Penacook on Saturday, January 29th 10AM – 3 PM

Londonderry High School, Londonderry on Saturday, February 5th 10AM – 3 PM

Best photo times, 10-12; 1:15-2:30

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About New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation

Destination ImagiNation® is a leading-edge non-profit organization dedicated to teaching participants the essential skills of creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. Every year, DI reaches 100,000 students (from pre-K through college) across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
There are over 1.3 million Destination ImagiNation alumni around the world including over 100,000 New Hampshire alumni.

NH-DI is administered by the 501(c)3 non-profit NHICC™: New Hampshire’s Incredible Creativity Connection. NHICC, celebrating 30 years of creative problem solving programs for New Hampshire students, will run Destination ImagiNation for over 2,000 students from schools and community organizations across New Hampshire. NHICC also operates Camp Gottalikachallenge, our 17 year old summer creativity camp.

Learn more about NHICC and New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation at, or the international Destination ImagiNation organization at

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