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Destination Imagination congratulates all the students who participated in the NY/NJ Affiliate Tournament on April 10th, 2021.

We think you are all winners!

We look forward to further great accomplishments from the teams who are advancing to Global Finals.

Finally, we would also like to thank all of our Affiliate Challenge Masters, all of the wonderful Appraisers, our runners, support staff and every volunteer who made this tournament possible!

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2021 NY/NJ Affiliate Tournament Results


Thank you!

It’s been a tough, but creative year! We’ve had to find new ways of working, new ways of playing, new ways to be creative, new ways to collaborate, and new ways to manage projects. We’ve had to invent entirely new ways to do Destination Imagination. The entire year has been one long Instant Challenge of how to be creative, how to stay safe while collaborating, and how to stay energized and connected even while socially distanced.

But we have succeeded! 48 Teams from New York and New Jersey presented solutions, in an entirely new format — a Destination Imagination film festival in which every team spent months working on their Solution, recorded it on video, and submitted it to us by a deadline. Every team’s video was viewed by Appraisers, and every team had an opportunity to speak directly with the Appraisers about their solutions. The Appraisers have discussed and scored those solutions, and now we present the results:

From Tournament Headquarters at my home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York I witnessed amazing results. The Teams look like they had a great time, and we are grateful for their Solutions. We have seen how much the teams have learned, how much they have grown, and the skills they have acquired. We’ve seen strong teamwork — even though team members were physically separated. We’ve seen commitment — even though there was no physical Tournament. We’ve seen creativity — even in these difficult times.

It was amazing, and inspiring, and uplifting.

I would like to thank those who made all of this possible:

  • Our leadership team: Sue Brailey (NY Affiliate Director), Jon Brennan & Dawn DiCicco (NYDI Board Co-Chairs), Linda Swift (Assistant Tournament Director), Carmine Liuzzi (NJ Affiliate Director), Peter Winter (NJ Tournament Director)
  • The Boards of Trustees of both NYDI and NJDI, who put their trust in us, and who approved this crazy scheme
  • Our Video Conference Specialists: LB Luebbers (NJ), Dan Leone (NJ), Peter Winter (NJ), Jon Brennan (NJ) and Linda Swift (NJ), who created a seamlessly smooth Tournament experience
  • The New York / New Jersey Challenge Masters, who adapted to a completely new way of running a Tournament:
  • The 83 Appraisers, from New York and New Jersey, and from other Affiliates including Massachusetts, Washington, and Colorado, who stuck with us even though, unlike a regular tournament, we were not providing free lunch
  • The Destination Imagination, Inc. staff, especially those who were responsible for the online Mobile Scoring system, who have been helpful throughout
  • OSA International, for providing free use of their Unity intercom system, which was a necessary tool keeping our Tournament running smoothly
  • All of our Team Managers and Coordinators, who supported their teams to continue doing amazing things even in these difficult times
  • Most importantly, every team and every team member who participated! It is because of you that we do all of this. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for every laugh, for every tear, for every idea, for your teamwork, and for your perseverance, in presenting to us today.

May you all be safe and healthy, and may we all be together in-person at this time next year.

Sincerely, 

Josh Diamond
2021 NY/NJ Tournament Director

New York Results

Destination Imagination congratulates all the students who participated in the online tournament. We think you are all winners!

Teams emphasized as such are going on to the next level of competition.


A: The Next Level

A: The Next Level, Elementary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductCenDedRw.TCERwInst
1G Never Nachos, Croton Harmon UFSD Croton on Hudson 134-14564 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 113.08 31.67 32.17

A: The Next Level, Middle Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductCenDedRw.TCERwInst
1G
Renaissance
Award
dUH rHYmiNg gOhDz, Croton Harmon UFSD Croton on Hudson 134-24885 398.06 240.00 60.00 98.06
0.00 159.66 46.84 62.67
2G D.I.amonds, Lakeland CSD Shrub oak 134-24036 344.98 197.79 47.19 100.00
0.00 131.58 36.84 63.91
3 The Hackers, West Seneca CSD West Seneca 134-24719 267.77 128.63 42.91 96.23
0.00 85.57 33.50 61.50

B: In Theory

B: In Theory, Secondary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G Ghostbuster Finders, Croton-Harmon UFSD Croton on Hudson 134-92847 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 181.31 47.68 80.34

C: Epic Remix

C: Epic Remix, Elementary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G
Renaissance
Award
The Toasted Five, Ossining DI Ossining 134-79701 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 184.83 43.12 58.25

C: Epic Remix, Middle Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G Burrito-bomination, Chappaqua CSD Chappaqua 134-04264 338.07 240.00 60.00 38.07
0.00 139.00 29.90 16.75
2G Golden Pandas , Orchard Park DI Orchard Park 134-29850 281.58 139.22 42.36 100.00
0.00 80.63 21.11 44.00

D: Case Closed

D: Case Closed, Elementary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralInstant
DeductRw.CenRwInst
1G Secret Elephant Society of Pyros, Somers CSD Somers 134-87468 400.00 300.00 100.00
0.00 155.32 62.22

D: Case Closed, Middle Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralInstant
DeductRw.CenRwInst
1G DI of a SPY, Dobbs Ferry UFSD Dobbs Ferry 134-48967 400.00 300.00 100.00
0.00 180.44 54.68

D: Case Closed, Secondary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralInstant
DeductRw.CenRwInst
1G The Mallards, Orchard Park DI Orchard Park 134-73208 400.00 300.00 100.00
0.00 150.10 65.07

E: Built To Last

E: Built To Last, Elementary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalTotCCChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRwTCERwInst
1G SUPER STEAM TRAIN, Lakeland CSD Shrub oak 134-46811 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 155.51 40.45 61.22

E: Built To Last, Middle Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalTotCCChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRwTCERwInst
1G
Renaissance
Award
SUPER SONIC SIX, Lakeland CSD Shrub oak 134-24999 395.52 239.58 55.94 100.00
0.00 188.17 47.55 70.98
2G We are Greg, Croton Harmon UFSD Croton on Hudson 134-61046 386.55 240.00 60.00 86.55
0.00 188.50 51.00 61.43
3 Furious 5, Orchard Park DI Orchard Park 134-26237 301.82 188.44 38.71 74.67
0.00 148.00 32.90 53.00

E: Built To Last, Secondary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalTotCCChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRwTCERwInst
1G dancing with the donkLee feet, Dobbs Ferry UFSD Dobbs Ferry 134-87116 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 144.18 31.11 65.99

pO: Project Podcast

pO: Project Podcast, Middle Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw. CenRw.TCERwInst
1G Veggie Nuggets Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 134-25785 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 188.66 50.67 72.33

pO: Project Podcast, Secondary Level (New York)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw. CenRw.TCERwInst
1G That Team ~ The Final Ride, Orchard Park DI Orchard Park 134-04241 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 177.56 38.89 57.00

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New Jersey Results

Destination Imagination congratulates all the students who participated in the online tournament. We think you are all winners!

Teams emphasized as such are going on to the next level of competition.


A: The Next Level

A: The Next Level, Elementary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductCenDedRw.TCERwInst
1G The Sneakin' D-Einsteins, Team EverPark Scotch Plains 131-71720 398.34 240.00 58.34 100.00
0.00 183.17 40.84 69.17
2G
Renaissance
Award
Flaming Hot McChetos, Mountain Lakes BOE Mountain Lakes 131-28586 327.33 198.07 60.00 69.26
0.00 151.17 42.00 47.91
3 The Alpha Battalions , Basking Ridge DI Basking Ridge 131-57745 287.54 148.27 50.00 89.27
0.00 113.16 35.00 61.75
4 Shrek Inc., Mountain Lakes BOE Mountain Lakes 131-80100 273.57 139.56 56.19 77.82
0.00 106.51 39.33 53.83

A: The Next Level, Middle Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductCenDedRw.TCERwInst
1G We DI'd It, Christina Seix Academy Trenton 131-95310 380.95 220.95 60.00 100.00
0.00 132.33 38.34 56.00
2G Insert Name Here, Memorial MS Fair Lawn 131-86705 364.15 240.00 58.97 65.18
0.00 143.74 37.68 36.50
3 Energetic Engineers, Passaic Academy for Science and Engineereing Passaic, NJ 131-67171 132.76 68.47 46.43 17.86
0.00 41.01 29.67 10.00

A: The Next Level, Secondary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductCenDedRw.TCERwInst
1G Pundemic, EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-96366 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 136.42 31.67 67.83

B: In Theory

B: In Theory, Elementary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G DIssac Newtons, Mountain Lakes BOE Mountain Lakes 131-92436 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 141.01 39.32 53.17

B: In Theory, Secondary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G hackensack high school, Hackensack HS Hackensack 131-58350 388.21 231.76 56.45 100.00
0.00 171.66 41.78 79.68
2G
Spirit of DI
Award
Double Entendres, EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-96247 344.15 240.00 60.00 44.15
0.00 177.76 44.41 35.18

B: In Theory

C: Epic Remix, Elementary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1GT Llamaz, Mountain Lakes BOE Mountain Lakes 131-23764 389.38 240.00 49.38 100.00
0.00 129.29 24.78 72.50
1GT The Five Amigos, Mountain Lakes BOE Mountain Lakes 131-37151 388.65 230.72 60.00 97.93
0.00 124.29 30.11 71.00

C: Epic Remix, Middle Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G
Renaissance
Award
The Elements of Empowerment, Chester School District Chester 131-27276 379.49 240.00 60.00 79.49
0.00 186.95 41.44 67.57
2G DIA, Mountain Lakes BOE Mountain Lakes 131-41285 345.56 196.51 49.05 100.00
0.00 153.07 33.88 85.00
3 D.I.amonds, Washington Township BOE Long Valley 131-70184 331.07 181.02 55.34 94.71
0.00 141.01 38.22 80.50
4 Sparkles, Passaic Academy for Science and Engineering Passaic, NJ 131-11554 192.57 93.34 25.11 74.12
0.00 72.71 17.34 63.00

C: Epic Remix, Secondary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRw.TCERwInst
1G [Untitled], EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-87039 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 163.00 38.00 76.75
2G The Exploding DI-nomites, EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-46668 364.58 217.06 54.03 93.49
0.00 147.42 34.22 71.75
3 7 SEAs IS OK, EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-68740 285.48 168.44 44.73 72.31
0.00 114.40 28.33 55.50

D: Case Closed

D: Case Closed, Elementary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralInstant
DeductRw.CenRwInst
1G G.I.L.S.S.Y, Readington Township Schools Whitehouse Station 131-21787 400.00 300.00 100.00
0.00 106.23 53.52

D: Case Closed, Middle Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralInstant
DeductRw.CenRwInst
1G Just DI It, Christina Seix Academy Trenton 131-03117 400.00 300.00 100.00
0.00 188.34 65.04
2G Paneras Mac & Cheese from Costco, Readington Township Schools Whitehouse Station 131-98903 349.09 252.90 96.19
0.00 158.77 62.56

D: Case Closed, Secondary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralInstant
DeductRw.CenRwInst
1G Human Espressos, EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-34958 400.00 300.00 100.00
0.00 177.13 70.13
2G Intense Diamonds, West Morris Regional HS Far Hills 131-92840 357.39 268.18 89.21
0.00 158.34 62.56

E: Built To Last

E: Built To Last, Middle Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalTotCCChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRwTCERwInst
1G Vanishing Snake Potatoes, Long Valley MS Washington Township 131-01088 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 189.91 48.89 62.33

E: Built To Last, Secondary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalTotCCChoiceInstant
DeductRw.CenRwTCERwInst
1G D.I. Ligence, EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-31351 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 100.97 21.88 61.43

pO: Project Podcast

pO: Project Podcast, Secondary Level (New Jersey)

RankNameTownMbrshp#TotalCentralChoiceInstant
DeductRw. CenRw.TCERwInst
1G O.H.A.N.A., EHS Destination Imagination Elizabeth 131-24898 400.00 240.00 60.00 100.00
0.00 177.90 45.89 73.09
2G With Love, Bernards DI Basking Ridge 131-43150 384.50 237.09 59.86 87.55
0.00 175.74 45.78 63.99

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Special Awards

Renaissance Awards

134-79701 - Ossining DI - The Toasted Five

Epic Remix - Elementary Level - New York

This team created a solution that had an important message. All costumes and props were made from recycled materials. Clearly this team was inspired by their mission to save the planet one appliance at a time. It was a powerful message that was worthy of a television Public Service Announcement for Earth Day and every day.

131-27276 - Chester - The Elements of Empowerment

Epic Remix - Middle Level - New Jersey

This team brought to life "The Elements of Empowerment". It highlighted the breadth and depth of significant women in history in a very relatable way. The execution of Maya Angelou’s poem, Equality and I Will be Free, was performed as seamlessly as their pillow case polka dotted dress.

131-28586 - Mountain Lakes BOE - Flaming Hot McChetos

The Next Level - Elementary Level  - New Jersey

This team used editing software to create EXPLOSIVE visuals that really blew our minds! The way the effects were integrated into the footage showed stellar attention to detail. The appraisers loved the artistic way the variety of effects were added to a number of scenes to create compelling and realistic special effects.

134-24885 - Croton-Harmon - dUH rHYmiNg gOhDz

The Next Level - Middle Level - New York

dUH rHYmiNg gOhDz wowed the appraisers with their video editing and animation skills. They used hand-drawn and colorful stick character animations to show the final showdown between their characters and their ultimate nemesis. It was exciting to watch, but even more intersting to learn what went on behind the scenes! The effort to learn the software and bend it to their will was evident. For their feat of design, the appraisal team for The Next Level nominate dUH rHYmiNg gOhDz for a Renaissance Award.

134-24999 - Lakeland CSD - SUPER SONIC SIX

Built to Last - Middle Level - New York

This team demonstrated exceptional skill (and creativity!) in crafting their solution to the challenge. Their use of minecraft and procreate
was very impressive to the appraisal team. They built both a physical model of their building as well as a 3D model that was fully and seamlessly integrated into their story. They clearly demonstrated their coding ability and explained their solution with great clarity to the appraisal team. They clearly demonstrated a deep knowledge of the software used to build their solution.

Spirit of DI Awards

134-29181 - NYC Independent - Creative Creatures

Critter's Big Adventure - Rising Stars - New York

This team of young students just got started in Destination Imagination for the first time this year. They only formed their team and started working on their solution in the last week of February, just before the Instant Challenge weekend. Despite the short amount of time available, these creative friends of guinea pigs solved an Instant Challenge, and treated us to a wonderfully creative solution, that involved a book, a story about a parachuting guinea pig, and creative music.

131-96247 - Elizabeth HS - Double Entendres

In Theory - Secondary Level - New Jersey

The appraisal team was very impressed with the mentorship that the senior, experienced members of this high school team provided to the younger members who were new to DI this year, and the degree to which the new members were receptive to that mentorship, and encouraged to bring their unique talents to the team. The senior team members described this mentorship process during the Q&A with the appraisers, and specifically encouraged the younger members to speak to us about their significant contributions to the team. The seniors helped the new members integrate their contributions into the final solution, which resulted in being a highly integrated and cohesive solution.

The appraisal team had the sense that the seniors were deliberately - and successfully - passing the DI torch to the younger members before they graduated.

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