The future of work calls for collaboration, communication, creativity and problem-solving skills – and these kids are ready. Now, they’re ready to compete as 16 New Hampshire student teams from around the state are heading to Kansas City, MO to represent New Hampshire at Destination Imagination Global Finals, which starts on Wednesday, May 25, 2024. They will compete with teams from around the United States and 15 countries in challenges based on science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM), or service entrepreneurship and be judged on those creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills. Teams compete within their challenge and age group.

“This team has grown so much from their first practice this season!”, according to a Bedford Team Manager, Kelly Chausovsky. “They work hard at their collaboration and teamwork,.. the approach to improv they came up with this season is amazing! [I’m] So proud of this bunch.” To reach Global Finals, each team has to grow in numerous ways. New Hampshire boasts over 115,000 alumni who were once on teams – part of the more than 1.5 million Destination Imagination alumni worldwide. The positive impact of being on a team lasts a lifetime.

Earlier this spring, over 100 teams competed within New Hampshire to qualify at Regional and State competitions. Now, 16 teams from Auburn (2 teams), Bedford (4 teams), Bow, Concord, Derry (Pinkerton Academy), Hampstead, Merrimack (homeschooled team), Jaffrey-Rindge, Mascoma (2 teams), Milford and Windham have formed 2024’s Team New Hampshire. More information will be available on, and on the New Hampshire Destination Imagination social channels (Facebook page or tag us on Instagram or Threads).

Opening and closing ceremonies will be webcast at Opening Ceremony will be live on Wednesday night at 8:30 ET.

New Hampshire Destination Imagination, part of the NH non-profit NHICC: New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection, is in its 42nd year of operating creativity and STEAM based challenge programs in New Hampshire, including Camp Gottalikachallenge, one of the nation’s oldest summer camps built on developing creativity, critical thinking and collaboration skills.