See this section for support materials useful for all NYDI participants and volunteers.
How do amazing teams get that way? Here are 10 secrets to success!
Congratulations on your decision to start a Destination Imagination team!
Here's how to begin:
Statistics on number of teams and Challenge popularity for this program year.
Challenge Popularity by Region
A basic primer on DI team finances, costs and funding
A compiled list of useful links for Teams and their Team Managers.
General resources for Improv Teams and teams looking to improve the improvisational component of Instant Challenge
A list of questions to answer and concepts to think about for Destination Imagination constructing props and backdrops.
Some ideas on how to find the raw materials needed to solve the Challenge...
Improv and Acting Techniques for teams
A great guide on how to learn to be a strong Instant Challenge team. Useful both for teams and Team Managers.
NYDI maintains a library of books and materials useful to teams and Team Managers
Resource Books for Teams and Team Managers
Compiled by Rosemary Bognar, Destination Imagination, Inc. Training Facilitator
At each tournament Destination Imagination can grant various special awards for solutions which were distinctive, or for anything which especially impressed the appraisers.
Thanks to generous donors, NYDI offers two great scholarship programs for students who have participated in the program:
NYDI's annual budget is supported in part through sales of Trading Pins.
Besides competing, teams which participate at Global Finals have opportunities to trade pins with their counterparts from other affiliates. It has been said that pin trading is significant part of the social glue which binds Global Finals participants from around the world together in shared experience.
Team Cheer Ads are sold for all NYDI tournaments, and are a great chance for you to give your team, school or district a little recognition in our tournament program, and to raise some money for your local program and for NYDI.
Participants often ask us why our Tournaments are scheduled as they are.
We receive questions like:
- Why this date for the Tournament?
- Why is our performance time so early / so late?
- Why is there so much / little time between our Team Challenge (TC) and Instant Challenge (IC)?
- Why can't the awards ceremony be earlier?
- Why can't we have the tournament on multiple days?
- Why is the tournament enrollment deadline so early?
- Why can't I change our performance time a week before the Tournament?
So let's think about what is involved in scheduling a Tournament...
So your team was just called to the podium at the Awards Ceremony, and your team is going to Global Finals…