2020-21 Team Challenge Preview

Grab your camera or phone and get ready to activate your creativity and innovation, even if you and your team have to work remotely! Our 2020-21 Team Challenges will inspire your team’s journey through the creative process and enable you to acquire and practice the skills needed to succeed in school, careers, and beyond—all while having a fun, exciting experience.

In Destination Imagination (DI), we believe that when an educational experience is fun and hands-on, students are empowered and excited to take their learning to the next level. DI does this through a project-based learning experience that applies the creative process across our competitive Challenges —Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, and Service Learning. Students form teams of up to seven members, select their preferred Challenge, and work together to develop their Challenge solution, gaining 21st century skills, including creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and project management. Teams have the opportunity to share their innovative Challenge solutions during a Destination Imagination tournament.

Our Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

Our Technical Challenge prompts students to  complete tasks by using engineering, research,  strategic planning, and related skills.

Learning Outcomes

Video Game Design, Video Production, Effective Storytelling, Technical Design

Video Game

People all over the world enjoy video games. Video games allow us to laugh, learn, and compete. Video games let us pretend to be different characters while visitng other worlds. Now it’s your turn to use your ingenuity and creativity to create your own video game adventure! Your team will get to design the characters, including one Adventurer with a Special Ability who is on a quest

Tool

From armor, coins, capes, and costumes to mounts and secret passageways, video games require tools to help you on your journey. Your Adventurer will collect items that will be used to create a tool that helps them on their quest.

Adventurer’s Special Ability

Sometimes you need something extra to overcome the obstacles in your path. Your Adventurer will need a Special Ability in the Video Game. You will demonstrate your technical design and innovation skills to portray the Adventurer’s special ability that will aid in the quest.

Portrayal of the Video Game

Art and cinematic techniques allow the gamer to feel like they are part of the world in a video game. Video game designers use their imaginations to bring fantastic worlds to life! Your team will bring your own world to life by using cinematic, artistic, and/or theatrical techniques.

Team Choice Elements

Your team will showcase your collective interests, skills, strengths, and talents as a team and as individuals by creating and presenting two Team Choice Elements.

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

Learning Outcomes

Scientific Laws, Documentary Filmmaking, Technical Design and Innovation, Effective Storytelling

Story

Scientific laws are unbreakable, right? But what would happen if they could be broken? Your team will tell a story about what happens when a scientific law is bent or broken. An Expert and a Witness will react to the phenomenon.

Scientific Law

What are scientific laws and how do they affect our universe? Your team will research scientific laws to see how they work, and then decide what could happen if they didn’t work. Using technical design and innovation, amaze an audience with how a scientific law works and what happens if that law is broken or bent.

Documentary Film

Documentaries can offer fascinating and entertaining insights into how others think about a topic or event. Your team will use documentary film techniques to create your Video Presentation about what happens when a scientific law is bent or broken.

Team Choice Elements

Your team will showcase your collective interests, skills, strengths, and talents as a team and as individuals by creating and presenting two Team Choice Elements.

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, script writing, and prop design.

Learning Outcomes

Music, Lyrics, Video Production Techniques, Interpreting Literature, Effective storytelling, Costume Design

Music Video

Music and Lyrics can be powerful communication tools. Music can be used to convey emotions and Lyrics can be used to convey details. What happens when Music and Lyrics are used to tell a story? Use your creativity to produce your very own Music Video that uses team-created Music and Lyrics to tell a story.

Story

Literature allows us to travel to other realms, times, and cultures. Through your Music Video, your team will bring a piece of Literature to life in a brand new way. What adventures await?

Costume

From masks to robes to silly hats, costumes help define a character. The shapes, colors, and textures of a costume’s design can make a character truly memorable. Use your costume design skills to create a Costume for one character in your Music Video.

Production Techniques

Production Techniques are used in music videos to make a story more exciting or meaningful. Your team will research Production Techniques and use at least 3 to enhance your team-created Music Video.

Team Choice Elements

Your team will showcase your collective interests, skills, strengths, and talents as a team and as individuals by creating and presenting two Team Choice Elements.

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

Learning Outcomes

Social Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Video Production Techniques, Podcast Creation, Effective Storytelling

Project

Making a difference in your community takes hard work, dedication, and compassion. In this Challenge, you and your team will choose a need in a community and plan, develop, and execute a Project to address that need.

Video Presentation

Share your team’s Project and its goals with others! Your team will create a Video Presentation in the style of a Podcast that shares information about your team’s Project. Don’t forget to include a Commercial break!

Podcast

Podcasts can be a perfect way to broadcast your enthusiasm for your community need and Project. Your team will tell a story in a team-created Podcast that includes a Cliffhanger and a Quirky Character.

Commercial

And now, a commercial break! Commercials can share informa on, bring you to tears, or just make you laugh. Your Commercial will make an Outrageous Claim and be presented between two parts of your Podcast.

Project Evaluation

Your project should make a difference in your community. Your team will create a goal for your project and then evaluate the results of your Project. Integrate the results of your project into your Video Presentation to share how your team made a difference!

Team Choice Elements

Your team will showcase your collective interests, skills, strengths, and talents as a team and as individuals by creating and presenting two Team Choice Elements.

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