This page contains important information for the New Hampshire teams that have advanced to Global Finals 2019.
For general information about Team New Hampshire and Global Finals, visit our main Global Finals 2019 page.
May 15: We know you’ll want to support the rest of Team NH by coming to as many of their Team Challenge presentations as you can! Here is a complete Team NH Schedule with all of the presentation times.
May 10: At Global Finals, each team will have a designated prop storage booth to use as a place to display their props, or to meet as a team. But what if you’d like to hang out with other New Hampshire teams while you’re at Global Finals? Our list of Team NH prop booths will help you find them!
April 17: Added instructions for ordering free Team NH T-shirts for team members and team managers.
April 6: We’ve posted the slides from the presentation at Spoil Your Dinner.
Friday, April 5th: Spoil Your Dinner at Merrimack Valley Middle School (5:45 PM)
Sunday, April 26: Deadline for placing pin and T-shirt orders
Friday, April 26: Deadline for ordering flat rate prop transportation to Global Finals on the NH Prop Truck
Thursday, May 10: 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 Kansas City, Missouri. The NHICC Board is proud of your achievement, and we look forward to congratulating you at our Spoil Your Dinner Party at Merrimack Valley Middle School, 14 Allen St, Penacook, NH on Friday, April 5th 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. We expect you to conduct yourselves with the same courtesy and enthusiasm that you displayed here in New Hampshire. Whether are in your 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. Please wear your official Team NH T-shirts to these events, and any other time you can! NH-DI will provide 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.
- Plan to attend our annual Spoil Your Dinner party on Friday, April 5th!
- NH-DI’s Prop Truck is by far the easiest way to get your team’s props to Kansas City, 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 trip to Global Finals. You will want to order the pins your team will want for trading with other teams at Global Finals.
Again, congratulations to your team! We look forward to seeing everyone at Spoil Your Dinner, and then traveling with all of you to Global Finals. 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!
- 2019 Team Managers Global Finals Guide
- 2019 NH Press Release Template (.docx Word format) – Please proofread carefully. Right click link and select “save link as” or “save”.
- 2018-2019 NH-DI Press Guide: If talking to the media, don’t guess – here are the numbers and definitions – and you can send it along!
- NH-DI Global Finals 2019 Presentation: Slides from the presentation that we gave to the Team Managers and parents at Spoil Your Dinner.
Spoil Your Dinner
All Globals-bound teams are invited to our annual Spoil Your Dinner party at 5:45 PM on Friday, April 5th at Merrimack Valley Middle School (14 Allen St, Penacook, NH). 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!
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 as media calls start right after the state meet!
If your community doesn’t know that your team is Going to Global Finals, they won’t realize that there is a financial need. You’ll want to generate publicity for your team! Newspapers may 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’ll post 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
Please only add photos taken at/on the way to and from Global Finals! Thank you!
Using Social Media? It Helps!
You can listen or participate in social media. Tips and relevant info is often shared on Twitter. Please remember, social media is very public.
If using a hashtag, please use #GlobalFinals2019 and #TeamNH. Follow @IDODI and @NH_DI on Twitter, like the Destination Imagination Facebook Page and well as the NH-DI Facebook page. Oh, and Instagram at @NH_DI.
All representatives of Team NH must wear their Team NH t-shirt to both the opening and closing ceremonies. NH-DI will provide one free T-shirt for each team member and team manager, although you are welcome to order extras!
The free team member and team manager shirts gifted by NH-DI MUST be included in a single order from our NH-DI Online Store.
Once you have added all of your free T-shirts to your shopping cart, along with any additional paid items that you would like to include in the same order, go to checkout and click on the button to indicate that you would like to enter a coupon code. Enter your team number into the coupon field (eg. 130-12345). This will deduct the cost of the shirts for the team members and managers from the total.
The coupon will only be valid for 2019 Global Finals Team T-Shirts, and for a single use. This is why all of your free T-shirts must be included in the same order.
At the time of checkout, you may choose to have your order shipped for a fee, or you may elect to pick it up at the SNHU campus on Saturday, May 11th.
Family members traveling to Globals will also want a team supporter t-shirt! Everyone is welcome to shop independently for pins, support crew shirts, and extra team shirts for an extra charge. These can either be included with the order for your free shirts, or you can order them separately.
T-shirt orders must be received by April 26!
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 a 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.
Based on early feedback we’ve received from volunteers from other affiliates, we think this year’s NH pins will be one of the most popular pins at Global Finals. To get these pins for your team to trade, you’ll need to order them from NH-DI’s Online Store. Orders must be received by April 26.
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 $450, 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, and they’ll take it from there!
To reserve a space, you must register by Friday, April 26th. To do this, you’ll enter a Prop Truck order at the NH-DI Online Store.
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 area. Teams will also have the option of checking these items at the near Instant Challenge registration.