This page contains important information for the New Hampshire teams that have advanced to Global Finals 2016. For general information about Team New Hampshire and Global Finals, visit our main Global Finals 2016 page.
Wednesday, April 13: Deadline for placing T-shirt orders
Monday, April 18: Deadline for placing pin orders
Monday, April 18: Last date to book seats on the NH-DI Creativity Bus
Friday, May 6: Deadline for ordering flat rate prop transportation to Global Finals on the NH Prop Truck
Friday, May 6: Spoil Your Dinner at Londonderry High School (5:45 PM)
Friday, May 13: Last day to drop off props to be shipped on the NH Prop Truck
Congratulations Team New Hampshire!
You are about to embark on a very exciting voyage! You have earned the honor of representing the State of New Hampshire, and all of the other NH-DI participants, at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. The NHICC Board is proud of your achievement, and we look forward to congratulating you at our Spoil Your Dinner Party as Londonderry High School on Friday, May 6th at 5:45 PM.
Along with this honor comes a great responsibility. Your team now represents the State of New Hampshire at Global Finals, and is part of a brand new and much larger team that we call Team New Hampshire. You will be staying with all of your NH teammates in the housing that the University of Tennessee will assign to us. We expect you to conduct yourselves with the same courtesy and enthusiasm that you displayed here in New Hampshire. Whether in your dorm or hotel, or participating in the competition, good sportsmanship, good humor, and good manners are the rule.
You will be expected to attend the Welcome Ceremony and the Closing Celebration in Thompson-Boling Arena. Please wear your official Team NH T-shirts to these events, and any other time you can! NH-DI will be bringing some flashy light-up accessories for your team.
NH Global Finals Teams also have a well-deserved reputation for attending as many NH performances as possible, and cheering wildly! It’s always gratifying to have a boisterous and encouraging audience, especially when you are many miles from home! We know that Team NH will attend Global Finals as a supportive and caring unit.
Team Manager Responsibilities
There are a few things that will require your immediate attention:
- Respond to your DI Global Finals email invitation! If you accept, you will complete an online registration, and pay an initial deposit.
- Complete our Media Information Form, so we can respond to requests for information about your team from media representatives.
- Reserve seats for your team if you would like to ride to Knoxville on NH-DI’s Creativity Bus for a lot less money than the airfare from NH to Knoxville.
- NH-DI’s Prop Truck is by far the easiest way to get your team’s props to Knoxville, but you’ll need to reserve a spot on the truck.
- Place your order for your team’s FREE Team NH T-shirts, and for any additional shirts that you might like to purchase for your team and its supporters.
- Pin trading is an important part of any Global Finals trip. You will need to collect your team’s pin orders, and send us ONE order for the entire team.
- Plan to attend our annual Spoil Your Dinner party on Friday, May 6th!
Again, congratulations to your team! We look forward to seeing everyone at Spoil Your Dinner, and then traveling with all of you to Tennessee. If you have any questions, please call us! Please read all of the information in the booklet that you received, and make sure you respond to your email invitation quickly!
Advancing to Global Finals is big news! By the time you return home from the State Tournament, it’s possible that we will have already received requests for information from media representatives who saw your team listed on our tournament results page. This is why we would like you to complete our Media Information Form right away. Please don’t put this off!
If your community doesn’t know that your team is Going to Global Finals, they won’t realize that there is a financial need. DI HQ has published some tips for generating publicity that will help you to get the word out! Newspapers may also want to get a photo of your team, and for this, you can direct them to the media-ready photos of Team NH that we’ve posted on our website.
Share Your Photos from Global Finals with NH-DI
If you want to share your photos so we can use them on our Facebook page or our online photo album, we would love to see them. You can easily upload them (drop and drag or select them) at bit.ly/photoshare16. Please only add photos taken at/on the way to and from Global Finals! Thank you!
You may also post them publicly to Facebook and add the hashtag #TeamNH and #GlobalFinals16 to the post’s text.
Using Social Media? It Helps.
You can listen or participate in social media. Tips and storm info is often shared on Twitter. Please remember, social media can be very public.
NH Fisher Cats Fundraiser; Honoring our Global Finals Teams
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats professional baseball team in Manchester, the AA farm club of the Toronto Blue Jays once again is welcoming Team New Hampshire to Delta Dental Stadium on June 25th to be honored in a pregame ceremony, and one lucky team will get to start the Atlas Fireworks show at the end of the game. All team members, Team Manager and everyone else must purchase a ticket for the event.
The team fundraising part of this is over, but you can still buy tickets for the game by going to http://bit.ly/nhdi-fishercats and using the PROMO CODE: NHDI.
Getting to Global Finals: The Creativity Bus
One of the first things that most teams need to decide is how they’re going to get to Global Finals. One of the best options is NH-DI’s Creativity Bus.
The bus will leave the Nashua area on Monday at 6:00 PM (teams should plan to arrive by 5:30 PM), and will arrive in Knoxville at about 1:00 PM on Tuesday. The return bus will leave Knoxville on Sunday at 1:00 PM, and arrive in New Hampshire at 7:00 AM on Monday.
The cost will be $325 per person. This will be much less expensive than flying to Knoxville! Space is limited, and we think that this will be a very popular way for NH, Vermont, and Massachusetts teams to get to Knoxville.
If you’d like to reserve seats on our bus, you’ll want to complete the reservation form right away. A deposit of $100 per person must be received no later than April 18, and payment in full must be made by May 9.
We have FREE Team NH t-shirts for you and your team, and you can also order additional t-shirts for your parents and supporters. The shirt design is shown at right, and will include a special Global Finals imprint on the back.
- Free Team NH T-shirts. NH-DI will provide free t-shirts for two Team Managers and every member of your team. You can also order additional team t-shirts for an extra charge. Use the Team T-Shirt Worksheet to tally up your team’s order.
- Supporter T-Shirts. Parents and supporters traveling to Knoxville will also want a NH-DI t-shirt! First, give a copy of the Family T-Shirt Worksheet to each family. Collect all of your supporter t-shirt orders, and then use our Supporter T-Shirt Tally Worksheet to combine the orders from each family.
Pins, Pins, Pins!
One of the most popular activities at Global Finals is trading pins with teams from around the world.
Your team will need LOT of pins! Pin trading is an important part of any Global trip, and you won’t want your team members to feel left out. Every year, some of our teams run out of pins shortly after they arrive, but by that time our affiliate’s most popular pins are often sold out.
We have two worksheets that you’ll want to use to figure out your pin order:
- Send each team member the link to the Individual Pin Worksheet, or give them a printed copy.
- Next, use the Group Pin Worksheet to combine all your individual orders.
Pin orders must be placed by Monday, April 18 through NH-DI Online (we decided to extend the April 13th deadline that you’ll see on the pin worksheets). You’ll find instructions on how to submit your team’s order in the next section.
For more information on pin trading at Global Finals, visit Destination Imagination’s Pin Trading page.
Placing T-Shirt and Pin Orders
To place your pin and t-shirt orders, go to nh-di.org/online, and log into your NH-DI online account. Select “stuff for sale” under the Teams menu, which will take you to the My Sales page. Here you will see a list of the types of items on sale, which will include the Global Finals t-shirts and pins. Click on the icon next to the type of item that you wish to order.
The Add Order page will then appear, and you’ll be able to add items to your order by clicking on the icon to the left of each item. Please be sure to read the instructions on the right hand side of the page, which explain how to enter your order.
When you’re finished, click on the Confirm Order button to submit it. The order will then be charged to your NH-DI account (unless you’re only ordering free shirts). To pay for your order, select “make payment” under the My Account menu.
NH-DI Prop Truck
Our prop truck is by far the easiest way to transport your team’s props to Global Finals! It’s only $300, unless your team has an unusually large volume of props. You’ll just need to deliver your well-packaged and properly labeled props to our shipping company in Candia between May 9 and May 13, and they’ll take it from there!
In order to reserve a space, you’ll need to register by May 6th by completing our Prop Truck Reservation Form.
Spoil Your Dinner
All Globals-bound teams are invited to our annual Spoil Your Dinner party at 5:45 PM on Friday, May 6th at Londonderry High School. This is your opportunity to find out everything you’ll need to know about life at Global Finals. We’ll have lots of ice cream, along with valuable information sessions for team members, parents, and Team Managers. Learn what it’s like from experienced team members and Team Managers who have been to Globals!
Please plan to bring a gallon of ice cream, a fun topping, and a can of whipped cream for everyone to share!
Instant Challenge Message for Teams
As at NH-DI Regional and State Competitions, Teams and Team Managers may not bring any devices, including but not limited to cameras, cell phones, iPads and tablets, computers, or timing devices, including wrist watches, into the Instant Challenge building. The team can ask the Appraisers for the time remaining at any point during the Instant Challenge. If such devices are brought to the Instant Challenge building site, teams should leave them with a person accompanying the team prior to entering the Instant Challenge building. Teams will also have the option of checking these items at the Information Booth located near Instant Challenge registration.
- Official DI Global Finals home page
- Main NH-DI Global Finals 2016 page with information about Global Finals and our New Hampshire teams
- Press information form that NH Team Managers should complete, so we can respond to requests from the press for information about your team.