CONTACT: Wayne Kurtzman, or Talee Messenger 

Creativity, collaboration and problem solving take center stage this Saturday as 51 teams will compete in STEAM and service learning Challenges at NH Destination Imagination State Finals in Bedford, NH. 

Some 200 students will participate in Challenges that focus on DI’s core areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Maths, and service learning. These teams advanced  through regional tournaments held in March, where over 100 teams from around the state competed. Top scoring teams in each Challenge and age level at this weekend’s tournament will qualify to attend Destination Imagination Global Finals in May in Kansas City, MO.


WHAT: 51 student teams from around the state will compete at NH Destination Imagination State Finals for the opportunity to advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals. These teams will compete with teams from nearly every U.S. state and over 15 countries. The team’s Challenge solutions, based on Future of Work Skills, will be appraised for  creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in STEAM-based and service learning Challenges.


WHO:  Students, grades 2-12 from 19 N.H. communities who were among the top scoring teams in New Hampshire DI Regional Tournaments earlier in the month. The teams were scored by Challenge and age level and appraised for Challenge-specific scoring, including creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills.
As with all D.I. Challenges, solutions must be strictly team created.


WHY: To advance to represent New Hampshire at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City this May.


WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9-4 PM. The tentative schedule will be released shortly.


WHERE: Bedford High School


Teams will be competing from the following locations:

Town # of Teams

Auburn 1
Bedford 8
Berlin 1
Bow 4
Canaan 1
Concord 2
Derry 1
Durham 2
Grantham 4
Hampstead 2
Hooksett 1
Jaffrey 2
Keene 2
Madbury 1
Manchester 2
Meredith 3
Milford 5
Nashua 1
Rindge 1
Thornton 1
Warren 2
Windham 4


About NH-DI and NHICC

The New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection (NHICC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation in New Hampshire. NHICC works with students ranging from preschool to college and sponsors programs such as New Hampshire Destination Imagination® (NH-DI) to help young people in New Hampshire become future leaders and innovators. NHICC administers the Destination Imagination program in New Hampshire. NHICC also operates one of the oldest creativity summer camps in the country, Camp Gottalikachallenge.

Destination Imagination (DI)’s mission is to inspire and equip youth to imagine and innovate through the creative process. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Destination Imagination Challenge Program extends to over 150,000 students in 30 countries and nearly every U.S. state each year.