Policy for Schedule Requests & Withdrawals
The last day for Tournament scheduling requests to be made is 3 weeks before the event.
If you do not notify us by this date, it is your team’s responsibility to contact another team in the same Challenge and Level, and exchange times with them—and to NOTIFY us of the change ahead of time.
Send all special scheduling requests to email@example.com. Make sure you include your team number (112-XXXXX) so that we don’t confuse you with someone else!
If your team withdraws from ANY Tournament, please let us know right away, as this affects the schedule.
Please note that there is a zero tolerance weapons policy in effect at all Tournaments. This means that no weapons, real or facsimile, may be brought to the site.
The use of dry ice must be pre-approved by the Tournament Director.
Helium balloons are allowed as long as appropriate safety precautions are followed, as outlined in Rules of the Road. Helium balloons must remain under control at all times.
Lights may not be turned off during any performance. This is a safety issue.
If you have questions about site restrictions, contact these individuals, as applicable:
- Sub-State Tournament Director: Bruce Antion, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (send to both)
- State Tournament Director: Bruce Antion, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (send to both)
During the time that teams are not competing, they need to be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that classes or other activities may be taking place at the same time teams are there, so it is important to be quiet in the hallways and respectful of other people’s needs.
There is no dumping of Challenge materials on the Tournament site unless a team has secured approval. Teams that discard any part of their Challenge solution at the Tournament site may receive an Unsportsmanlike Conduct deduction.
All team members and children must have adult supervision.
Each competitive and non-competitive team participating in Challenges A-E and projectOUTREACH® must provide an individual who will be trained by Students for a Creative Iowa, to represent your team as a Challenge Appraiser at the Destination Imagination® tournaments in Iowa.This ensures that all teams have an adequate number of well-trained Appraisers to watch, enjoy, and award points for team performances at each tournament. Please note that the Appraiser are NOT allowed to leave their challenge site to watch their team perform.
Appraisers makes a three-day time commitment to spend one full day of training on one of three different Saturdays in January or February (Appraiser’s choice of dates), one full Saturday at the Sub-state tournament, and one full Saturday at the Iowa State tournament in Ames.
For the team to perform at the Sub-state and State tournaments, the trained Challenge Appraiser for that team must appraise at both tournaments.
A team’s trained Challenge Appraiser must have appraised at both the Sub-state and State tournaments for that team to compete at the Destination Imagination® Global Finals (if the team qualifies). The trained Iowa Appraisers will NOT be required to appraise at Global Finals.
If a team has only one Team Manager, he or she may not also be the team’s Appraiser as teams are not allowed to be at Tournament without adult supervision.
Related Appraisers may not serve on the same Appraisal team together.
Current cre8iowa Challenge Masters may not represent a competitive team.