Photo Op: Statewide Creativity Teams Train at SNHU this Saturday

NOTE: This event is open to registered teams and credentialled press only

MEDIA CONTACT: Wayne Kurtzman,; Talee Messenger,

This Saturday, over 125 students (Elementary – Secondary schools) from across New Hampshire will take part in hands-on workshops at Southern New Hampshire University to help them prepare for Destination Imagination competitions. “D.I.” is the global creativity and STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Challenge-based academic program. Workshops are hands-on, visual and consists of:

  • Technical skills: set design, costume creation, prop building, basic electronics
  • Performance skills: storytelling, acting, character development
  • Creative problem-solving strategies
  • Collaboration and teamwork techniques

DATE: Saturday, January 6, 2023

Best Times for Visuals: 9:15AM-Noon; 1:30PM-3:30PM

NH-DI Press Kit:

New Hampshire Destination Imagination competitions will have roughly 700 students across the state, a part of the 125,000+ students in 28 countries and most every state and Canadian province participating in the program. D.I. is frequently offered as an after school program. Challenge focus areas include: Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, and Service Learning. There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows participants to develop social and problem-solving skills.

About NHICC and New Hampshire Destination Imagination

New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection (NHICC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation in New Hampshire. Working with students from preschool through college, NHICC sponsors programs such as New Hampshire Destination Imagination® (NH-DI) to help New Hampshire’s youth become the leaders and innovators of the future.

Destination Imagination (DI) ( is US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the vision to ignite the power of ALL youth to be the creative and collaborative innovators of tomorrow. The program has over 1.5 million alumni: Graduates who were on teams as students, many of whom volunteer with the program. This includes 125,000 New Hampshire alumni.

NH-DI engages over 1,000 students each year from schools and community groups from every part of New Hampshire. Teams start in the fall, compete in March and April to try and advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals scheduled for May, 2024.

NHICC’s other programs include Camp Gottalikachallenge summer camp, one of the nation’s oldest creativity camps.


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