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.

More engaged and imaginative when completing given tasks
More creative than non-DI participants
More self-confident and tenacious
Able to elaborate on and generate more ideas than non-DI participants
Great collaborators—86% of DI students agree that their teamwork skills improved within 1-2 years of participation
More inquisitive—92% of DI students agree that solutions to problems are often improved by considering a variety of perspective

2024 NYDI Trading Pins

2024 NYDI Apples

2024 NYDI Potions

2024 NYDI Ladybug

2023 NYDI Trading Pins

2022 NYDI Trading Pins

2021 and 2020 NYDI Trading Pins

2019 NYDI Trading Pins

2018 NYDI Trading Pins

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2016 NYDI Trading Pins

2015 NYDI Trading Pins

2014 NYDI Trading Pins

2013 - 2000 Trading Pins