A Destination ImagiNation® Challenge is an exercise that socially and intellectually activates students by prompting them to use creativity and teamwork to solve a problem. Every season, teams of up to seven members focus on designing and creating solutions to two separate types of Challenges: Team Challenges and Instant Challenges.
Team Challenges are designed to be open-ended and multidisciplinary. Teams spend several weeks or months working on the Team Challenge of their choice, and they present their solutions at Tournaments. Each of the six competitive Team Challenges has a different educational and creative focus:
- Challenge A: Technical
- Challenge B: Scientific
- Challenge C: Fine Arts
- Challenge D: Improvisational
- Challenge E: Structural
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There is also a Non-Competitive Rising Stars!® Challenge designed for students in pre-school through 2nd grade that introduces students to teamwork and creative thinking.
Take a look at next year’s challenge previews: 2013-14 Challenge Previews
Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick critical thinking. At a Tournament, a team will receive an Instant Challenge and the materials with which to solve it. The participants must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of just five to eight minutes. While Team Challenges build long-term problem solving and teamwork skills, Instant Challenges provide an exciting, impromptu creative experience for competing teams. By practicing Instant Challenges during the course of the season, students can increase their improvisational skills and train their minds to work quickly!
Take a look at some Instant Challenges.