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Congratulations on your decision to start a Destination Imagination team!
Here's how to begin:

1. Get a Team Manager:

Every Destination Imagination team needs at least one adult to be a Team Manager to facilitate the teams operations.

2. Get a Team Number:

Some special cases:

    • If there is already a Destination Imagination program in your area, e.g. at your school, you should contact its organizers to continue.
    • If you are an individual looking for a team to join, or don't think you have enough team members to form a team, we can help! Visit your Region Page for more information.
    • If you are an organization or school planning to start a local Destination Imagination program which could have multiple teams, please contact your Regional Director.

If none of the above are the case, then you need to buy your Team Number (including Program Materials) and pay the NY Affiliate Fee:

Destination Imagination Inc. Fees
Rising Stars
Team Number & Program Materials $105 $105
New York Affiliate Fee $310 $80
Total Payable to DI Inc.  $415 $185

Included: Team Number, Program Materials, and Tournament Enrollment. Some NY events may require a supplemental fee (e.g. $15 per team for Instant Challenge Fiesta). Global Finals fees are separate, and apply only to advancing teams.

There are three ways to pay your fees: 

  icon mouse Purchase your Team Number online using
This is the fastest method!

All options accept payment by:

  • Credit Card
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Purchase Order
  • Wire Transfer
  icon pencil Download our Start a Team Application
Fax to: +1 (856) 881-3596 or Email to:
  icon phone Call DI Inc. at +1 (888) 321-1503
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (EST)


Note: It is very important to provide your correct contact information in this step, including:

    • Organization name [for school-sponsored teams this should be your school district name]
    • Primary contact - should be a real person whom we can contact who knows about your DI program. Please provide at least name, email address, and telephone number.
    • Shipping address for Program Materials

If you don't provide complete and correct information, we will not be able to ship the Program Materials to you, and we will not be able to contact you to complete the following registration steps - so please double check that your information is accurate. 

3. Register your Team and Get Enrolled:

Once your Team Number is purchased and assigned by DI Inc.,  your REGIONAL DIRECTOR will contact you with further welcoming information, including instructions on how to enroll in NYDI tournaments, events and training in your area.

4. Get Trained:

We have lots of great training materials for Teams and Team Managers:

5. Get Started:

Plan your first team meeting and get your team started on solving the Challenge!
Let our great Roadmap book be your guide!

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