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We Squish A Creative Year Into a Week!

We Squish A Creative Year Into a Week!

Not just any week, but a massively creative week at one of the oldest creativity camps in the nation: Camp Gottalikachallenge! This is our 22nd year of #GottaCamp – where we take a year of creative problem solving, collaboration and STEAM Challenges (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math) and mix them with all the fun camp things […]

Going to GLOBAL FINALS: NH Destination Imagination Teams Selected

Going to GLOBAL FINALS: NH Destination Imagination Teams Selected

Top New Hampshire teams in creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving are advancing to compete with teams from 15 countries and virtually every state at Destination Imagination Global Finals in May. These teams were selected at the non-profit’s State Finals Saturday at Winnicunnet High School in Hampton. [ Click for Results ] [Click for […]

State Finals Underway: Top Teams Advance to Global Finals

State Finals Underway: Top Teams Advance to Global Finals

 Winnicunnet High School on New Hampshire’s seacoast is buzzing with the competition of 115 teams from 57 communities – more than any regional this year. The top scoring teams from each regional, in each Challenge and age group is competing today to advance to compete with teams from virtually every state and 15 countries at […]

Team Managers

Did You Notice Our Global Finals Team of the Day?

Did You Notice Our Global Finals Team of the Day?

It started on our Facebook page on Monday, and each day we recognize another one of the 43 teams that will be representing New Hampshire at the World’s largest competition and celebration of creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills, Destination Imagination Global Finals! Check out and like our page at: https://www.facebook.com/NHICC Check out the complete Team New […]

Representing NH at Global Finals 2015

Representing NH at Global Finals 2015

The year started with over 300 teams from school districts and community groups from around New Hampshire. Now 42 of those teams are advancing to compete with the best creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving teams from around the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals. This year, “DI” has over 200,000 students from over […]

Going to the State Tournament?

Going to the State Tournament?

Managing a team that’s headed to the State Tournament? If so, please read our State Tournament Survival Guide, because both newbies and veterans will need to know about the important changes we’ve made this year. You’ll also want to check the State Tournament home page frequently, because this is where we’ll post the tournament schedule […]

Training

Instant Challenge Practice Resources

Instant Challenge Practice Resources

Destination Imagination has shared a number of great resources to practice Instant Challenges with your teams before competition season opens. Click to get to the Free Instant Challenge Practice Resource page. Instant Challenges are designed to test teams with a multifaceted Challenge with just minutes to solve. These Challenges put the team’s creative problem solving abilities, […]

250+ Appraisers Trained; More Next Weekend

250+ Appraisers Trained; More Next Weekend

New Hampshire Destination Imagination works because of people who are willing to volunteer their time to help Granite State students achieve amazing things. Saturday, over 250 people were trained to appraise the creative solutions that will be presented by student teams at Destination Imagination competitions starting in March. These solutions are complex answers to STEAM-based Challenges […]

Appraisers; Training Starts Saturday

Appraisers; Training Starts Saturday

It’s takes amazing people to keep NH-DI running! At each tournament, the solutions to Team Challenges and Instant Challenges are evaluated by friendly volunteers that we call Appraisers. They’re called ApPRAISErs because their job is to PRAISE the accomplishments of each team, and to AWARD as many points as possible. In Destination Imagination, the emphasis is […]

Kickstart Ideas

2 New Ice Breakers to Build Your Team

2 New Ice Breakers to Build Your Team

Ice Breakers are a form of Instant Challenge that help teams build trust, collaboration and situational management skills needed to solve any Destination Imagination Challenge. Here are a few new Ice Breakers to help your teams! The Machine Game  Adapted from: ResidentAssistant.com The object of this game is to create a machine out of the […]

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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

In an informative article by Maria Popova on her Brain Pickings site writes that creativity is a grab-all type of term, but what did some really creative people have to say? She quotes Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and others. For example, to quote from the article: For Ray Bradbury, creativity was the art […]

Getting Visual with Story Planning

Getting Visual with Story Planning

Educator and blogger Shelly Terrell put together a good resource of visual aids to help students and educators create or “tell the story” when words sometimes just don’t work out. These organizers can help teams look at alternate ways of generating stories – and going back on ideas they may have discarded at some point.

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Release: Teams Compete Saturday to Represent NH at Destination Imagination Global Finals

Release: Teams Compete Saturday to Represent NH at Destination Imagination Global Finals

New Hampshire Destination Imagination Press Release Media Contacts: Wayne Kurtzman, wayne.kurtzman@nh-di.org Media Resources: http://www.nh-di.org/about-us/press/ Teams Compete Saturday to Represent NH at Destination Imagination Global Finals Which teams will represent New Hampshire at the world’s largest competition and celebration of creativity and innovation at Destination Imagination Global Finals? EDITORS NOTE: These can be very visual, and […]

Final Teams Advance to State Finals from Kingston; Berlin Regionals

Final Teams Advance to State Finals from Kingston; Berlin Regionals

150 student creative problem solving teams competed in Kingston and Berlin Saturday, sending the top scoring teams to New Hampshire Destination Imagination State Finals later this month. Click for Kingston Results Click for Kingston Photos Click for Berlin Results Destination Imagination, or “D.I.” student teams compete in challenges based in STEM, the arts, critical and creative thinking […]

Berlin Regional Will Go Forward

Berlin Regional Will Go Forward

We know many of you are wondering about the inclement weather forecast for the weekend in Berlin. In looking at the forecast including the timing for when things start and end as well as accumulation totals, we here at NH-DI have decided that the best window for getting the Berlin competition in is Saturday as […]

Over 900 Local Students Compete at Destination Imagination Regional Tournaments in Berlin, Kingston Saturday

Over 900 Local Students Compete at Destination Imagination Regional Tournaments in Berlin, Kingston Saturday

It’s the second and final week of New Hampshire Destination Imagination tournaments, and this week we’re happy to return to Berlin High School and Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston with a total of over 900 creative problem solving students from around the state. Destination Imagination, or “D.I.” participants will compete in challenges that blend […]

Nashua, Swanzey Tournament Results Posted; Nashua Photos Updated

Nashua, Swanzey Tournament Results Posted; Nashua Photos Updated

Creative problem solving tournaments in Nashua and Swanzey Saturday sent the top scoring teams to New Hampshire Destination Imagination State Finals later this month. Click for results from the NASHUA tournament. Click for results from the SWANZEY Tournament. Click for photos from NASHUA Destination Imagination, or “D.I.” student teams compete in challenges based in STEM, […]