At the Tournaments…

Destination Imagination teams will solve two types of Challenges: Team Challenges and Instant Challenges. Teams will perform their Challenge solutions to a group of Appraisers. Destination Imagination Appraisers are local volunteers who have been trained to assess the Challenges.

Team Challenges are open to the public, so family and friends are welcome! Instant Challenges are not viewable by the public.

Regional Tournaments

All Tennessee teams are invited to participate in the Regional Tournament for their area. You can find out your team’s region from the Affiliate Director or by referencing the map below.  Contact information for each region may be found here.  Regional tournaments typically take place in mid-February to early-March, exact dates and locations will appear in the calendar below as they are finalized. Stay tuned for details for 2017’s tournaments!

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State Tournament

Typically, the top three scoring teams from each Level (Elementary, Middle, High School) + Team Challenge are invited to participate in the state-wide Affiliate tournament.  Each year, this tournament takes place in Nashville, TN and is usually held mid-April.

Information about the 2017 State Tournament will be found here. Stay tuned for updates!

Global Tournament

Destination Imagination teams that advance past Regional and state/country (Affiliate) tournaments are invited to participate in Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of creativity.

Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination season. In May, over 1,200 teams from teams from 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces and 13 countries gather to showcase their Challenge solutions. Over 17,000 people attend Global Finals to celebrate creativity and have fun.

Tennessee is very fortunate to be the long-time host of Destination Global Finals, held each year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  Get a taste of this spectacular event at globalfinals.orgWe hope to see you in Knoxville in May 2017!

Dates and Times

For a full list of tournament dates and times, click here.

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