Instructions for 2021 Tournaments
This page has step-by-step instructions on how to register Destination Imagination teams for NH-DI’s tournaments. If you are a Team Manager, check with your local DI coordinator first, because many coordinators prefer to take care of some of the steps in this registration process for their teams.
In the past, we have asked each NH team to provide an Appraiser. These volunteers act as the officials at our tournaments, and appraise the Team Challenge and Instant Challenge solutions presented by the participating teams.
This year, NH teams will not be required to provide an Appraiser. However, if you know someone who has done this before and would like to volunteer, please let us know. They would need to attend an online Appraiser training session, and then appraise teams participating in the NH Showcase and the NH Affiliate Tournament. Because of COVID-19, Appraisers will not meet in person, but will work online to evaluate Instant Challenge and Team Challenge submissions.
The NH-DI tournament registration fee is included when you purchase a DI Team Number. You will not have to send a separate payment to NH-DI when you register your team for their regional tournament, unless you must pay an additional charge, such as a late registration fee. NH teams must register by December 15 to avoid late fees.
Step 1: Purchase your Team Kit and the Program Materials
You will want to purchase your Team Kit and the DI program materials as soon as possible. To purchase your Team Kit, visit the Start a Team page at Destination Imagination’s international website. Click on the link to purchase your Team Kit from the Destination Imagination Store. Each Team Kit includes:
- A Team Number that will be used throughout the season to identify your team. New Hampshire team numbers always begin with “130-” followed by a five digit number.
- The mandatory background check for one Team Manager.
- The program materials, which include the current season’s Challenges, the Rules of the Road, and the Roadmap course guide for Team Managers.
Tip: When you place your Team Kit order, please be sure to enter the Organization Name correctly! This is the name of your school or organization. If you mistype the name, or fail to capitalize it correctly, the error is likely to show up in many different places later in the season.
You can pay by credit card, mail a check, or provide a PO number from your school or organization. Once payment or a signed PO has been received, DI will send you an email with the Team Number and instructions on how to add the Team Manager(s) through the Destination Imagination Resource Area. When you add a Team Manager, they will receive an email to help create their own DI account if they do not already have an account.
As purchaser, you will receive an email with the unique coupon code(s) that each Team Manager will need to use when ordering their background check. Ask them to order as soon as possible, as team materials will not be available to them until the background check is completed. The email will include a link to instructions for this process.
Once a Team Manager has completed their background check, they will be able to download electronic copies of all of the program materials from the Destination Imagination Resource Area. They will also receive email from Adobe Captivate Prime to access the DI Learning Management System. All Team Managers should participate in the trainings offered.
Tip: If you have any questions about purchasing or background checks, you may contact DI at askDI@dihq.org or 1-888-321-1503. The Customer Service team is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST, and they will provide assistance as soon as possible.
Step 2: Enter team information in the DI Resource Area
You will need to log into the Destination Imagination Resource Area. If you are the person who placed the order for the Team Number, you should automatically be listed as the local DI coordinator for your organization. If you are a Team Manager and your DI coordinator has added you to a team, you will be able to see your team information.
Team Managers should enter their team information:
- Go to the Teams menu and select the “my teams” menu pick.
- Your team(s) will be listed on the page that appears next.
- Click on the pencil icon to the left of the team that you need to register. This will bring you to the Team Data page.
- Make sure your Organization and Location are correctly listed.
- You may enter your Team Name now or later.
- When your team decides on a challenge, no later than December 15, use the drop down to select the correct challenge.
- Verify that Team Managers are correctly listed and that background checks are in process or approved.
- It is not necessary to enter team member information on this page. You may do so if you wish, but you can also skip this instead and proceed directly to Step 3.
Step 3: Register your teams for a tournament in DI’s Register Your Team
New Hampshire teams must complete their registration by December 15 to avoid late fees. You will need to log into DI’s Register Your Team website using your DI user ID and password (the same account you used to log into the DI Resource Area). You’ll see information about the New Hampshire Affiliate Tournament; click the right arrow to begin the registration process.
Review the Basic Information to be sure it is correct, answer the Registration Questions, and complete the Team Manager paperwork. Be sure each Team Manager completes their paperwork!
To add Team Members, click on the Add Team Members button. This will bring up a screen with a Team Participant Registration link. Share this link with each Team Member’s parent/guardian so they can fill out the form to add the Team Member. Tip: Consider hosting a meeting with team parents to have them fill out all the information together!