Global Finals 2012

Global Finals: The Global Showcase for Creativity, Innovation, Critical-Thinking, Communication Skills

With days before Team NH represents at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals, the  preliminary team competition schedule has been released.

In 2012, Destination ImagiNation grew to over 125,000 students in over 30 countries doing the same Challenges done here in New Hampshire. Of over 300 teams in New Hampshire this year, 39 have won the right to represent New Hampshire at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Knoxville, TN from May 23-26, 2012.

Team New Hampshire members are raising at lease $10,000 each – most more – to send their teams to compete with teams from all over the US and Canada – and at least 13 other countries. Teams will compete in Challenges that test their problem solving skills and ability to leverage their creativity, communication and collaboration skills. Each Challenge leverages core school subjects PLUS a focus that is based in science, technology, the arts, improvisational skills, architecture or social-learning. These teams had advanced through competition around New Hampshire earlier in the month. What makes DI unique is that all solutions, including all ideas and construction must be done SOLEY by the team members, and not adults or friends.

To the left, a photo of Global Finals opening ceremonies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. This year, the competition will feature nearly 1,200 teams from around the US, Canada and the world, including Brazil, the UK, Mexico, China, Korea, Poland and many other countries.

 On Friday, May 4, TEAM NEW HAMPSHIRE will gather for our annual  “Spoil Your Dinner” event.

In addition to practicing Instant Challenge skills, they will learn more about the largest creativity event held anywhere – and how to navigate it as a participant and a competitor.



Additional Resources:

Global Finals 2011

Official DI Global Finals Web Site

Photos from Spoil Your Dinner 2011