Aug 112015

Check out the blog post below for the Destination Imagination® blog.

As a volunteer-led non-profit organization, we rely heavily on sponsorships to make sure we keep the cost associated with our program as low as possible for our participants. But we’re not asking for your money, we’re asking for your vote!

Now through August 23, Microsoft is celebrating organizations and people who do great things through its #UpgradeYourWorld campaign. They’ve identified nine global non-profits, and now need your help in choosing the 10th. The organization that receives the most votes will receive a $500,000 donation.  

Help us continue to turn inspiration into action and reach more students worldwide by telling Microsoft how Destination Imagination has benefited and empowered you. Share your story through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, tag Destination Imagination (see social media handles below) and include the#UpgradeYourWorld and #vote hashtags.

Destination Imagination doesn’t cure cancer or end world hunger, but we help inspire and teach the kids who will go on to do these things and truly make a difference in the world. With your help, we can inspire more kids who can and help them become the next generation of creative thinkers, innovators and leaders. 

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Jul 202015

You can pre-order your Destination Imagination® Challenge Program Team Number(s) for the 2015-16 program year!


Ordering your Destination Imagination (DI) Team Number is the first step to participate in the Iowa DI program. For each DI Team Number you purchase, you will receive one set of the printed Program Materials to be shipped on 9/1/15. The printed Program Materials include the Team Challenges Book, Roadmap Book, and Rules of the Road Book. You receive access to these materials electronically.

Order by going to the Destination Imagination Store.



Jun 152015

Iowa GF15

CONGRATULATIONS to the eleven teams that represented Iowa at the 2015 Destination Imagination Global Finals! The world’s largest celebration of creativity was once again a great success with more amazing team solutions and more fun events. We couldn’t be more proud of our Iowa students.


Special congratulations go out to Attack of the Retreating Invisible Cows from Kuemper Catholic for earning the Top Instant Challenge score for their Challenge and Level and to Reverse Destiny from Maharishi for earning a Renaissance Award for their Team Challenge Solution. The appraisers said in the Renaissance Award:


This team’s Removal Device operated on 3 axes, up/down, in/out, and back and forth with silky smooth hydraulic control. A pincer that was also controlled hydraulically provided the grasping action to latch on to the Structure. The device was intricately designed and finely crafted with many hand-made rotation points using dowelling and O-rings fitted into the elegantly woodcrafted frame. The device operated smoothly, employing all 4 hydraulic motions from its constructed controller resting on the floor.


See the results for the Iowa Teams below and for complete results visit the Global Finals 2015 Results. Check out more pictures from the event here.

Challenge Level Team # Team Name Membership Placement
Creature Feature A ML 112-93699 Eagle Grove Eagle Grove 47th
Making Waves B EL 112-47647 Super swagaliscious pink fluffy unicorns Maharishi 15th
Making Waves B ML 112-46292 Vote for Pedro-The Manly Musketeers St Mary’s Kids 31st
Feary Tales C ML 112-82554 Attack of the Retreating Invisible Cows Kuemper 22nd
Feary Tales C SL 112-61912 Sleep Diprived Maharishi 27th
The Improv Games D EL 112-73674 Hairy Crazy Mountain Blue Shoe Zombies Van Meter 50th
The Improv Games D ML 112-07564 Inconceivable Grinnell 34th
The Improv Games D SL 112-37239 Lil’ regime that could Maharishi 5th
Lose to Win E EL 112-92846 IS Gonna Win State Maharishi 42nd
Lose to Win E SL 112-69247 Reverse Destiny Maharishi 9th
Brand Aid pO ML 112-48442 Sophisticated Seals Grinnell 32nd