Destination Imagination

For more information, please contact our DI Chair, Lovleen Aulakh at

DI is a great way to teach kids 21st century skills needed to succeed in school, their careers and beyond. It provides opportunities for kids to learn collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and experience the creative process. DI’s Team Challenge Experience fully integrates the engagement of STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into exploratory, open-ended, hands-on educational experiences.  

Destination Imagination is open to all kindergarten through university level students worldwide. Students form teams (2-7 members), select their preferred Challenge and work together to develop a solution to the Challenge. Each team has at least one Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps keep the team on track, but does not assist or interfere with the team’s project.

Our Challenges help bridge the gap between what students learn in school and the skills they will need to thrive in an ever-changing economy. Through the Destination Imagination Challenge Program, students improve in creative and critical thinking, explore their curiosity, build on their unique strengths, learn how to design and manage a project, and gain the skills needed for the 21st century workforce.

Each season takes place from September through May. Depending on the Challenge, teams typically spend 2 to 4 months developing and practicing their Challenge solutions. Teams have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at local tournaments, many of which take place between February and April. When a team qualifies at the state level, they are invited to compete at Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.


DI is located in 45 states and 30 countries. Team Challenge solutions are assessed at regional, state or country tournaments, where teams can celebrate creativity with their peers. Each year, volunteers help run 200 tournaments around the world. 



Destination Imagination Challenge Preview


 Please click here for detailed information and videos on 2019-20 Challenge Previews.






The Spicewood Destination Imagination Club meets every Friday in Inquiry lab from 3-4 pm.  
Every month, a special session is held by our DI campus coordinator Mr Alman to mentor the kids for instant challenges. 
Teams have additional meetings. Location and times are decided by team sponsors. 
Each team is led by a parent team manager and relies heavily on the participation of other parent volunteers to run smoothly. 
IMPORTANT: All volunteers must (re)register with RRISD every school year. Click here to apply for RRISD's background check.
Volunteers will not be allowed to help unless the background check is complete.
The DI club registrations opens for repeat teams in April and for new teams in August. All registration closes by September 15th

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Thank you for your interest in Destination Imagination!  For any additional questions you may have, please contact our DI Club Chair at 






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