Each Destination Imagination Challenge is an exercise that socially and intellectually activates students by prompting them to use creativity and teamwork to solve a complex problem.
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- Team Challenges are open-ended and multidisciplinary.
- Teams spend several months working on the solution to the Team Challenge of their choice.
- Teams present their solutions at Tournaments.
- Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick critical thinking.
- At every Tournament, live or virtual, each team will receive an Instant Challenge and the materials with which to solve it.
- The participants must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution, with only a short time in which to work on an Instant Challenge that they have not seen before.
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 and the creativity of their solutions.
2020-2021 Challenge Previews
We’re excited to unveil these sneak peeks for this season’s Team Challenges. To help keep everyone safe from COVID-19, they are designed to allow teams to work remotely without having to meet in person, and teams will upload videos of their Team Challenge solutions instead of presenting them live at tournaments.
The Challenges are summarized below. Please see DI’s updated 2020-21 First Look for a more detailed description of each Challenge.
The Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges will be released on November 1, 2020. The Engineering and Improvisational Challenges will be released on December 1, 2020. Start forming your team today so you will be ready!