Welcome to the 2019-2020 season!
You can purchase a team number here.
We welcome all learners, from any community to join the MN DI experience, and are excited to see teams performing at our tournaments! Check here frequently for information about each of our tournaments as the season progresses. Don’t be shy about contacting any of us with questions about your team or your Challenge.
Training and workshop registration forms appear under the 2019-2020 Season tab, Trainings and Workshops.
Regional Tournament Assignments and Fees can be found on this chart. Homeschool teams, faith community teams and private school teams are assigned to the region that corresponds with their local public schools. Call Pamela with questions at 763-550-7212.
Register here for your Regional Tournament. Once your team has chosen a Challenge, go ahead and register for your Regional Tournament. Registrations are due no later than January 10. We will begin scheduling on January 15, so don’t be late!
Tournament Volunteers: We ask that each team provide a tournament volunteer to ensure that the tournaments run smoothly, and to promote a sense of ownership and community. Tournament assignments are usually 2-3 hours. We greatly appreciate our volunteers, and do not schedule them to work during their team’s Team Challenge performance. Volunteers can be anyone, but typically are not the Team Manager.
NEW in 2020! Volunteer assignments will be sent directly to Team Managers several days before the tournament. It will be up to the Team Manager and team to provide a volunteer during your appointed volunteer time slot. Volunteers should report to Volunteer Registration at the tournament and provide their team number to be checked in.
Teams who do not provide a volunteer will receive a 10 point deduction from their Team Challenge scores.
See below for the list of 2020 MN DI Tournament Dates.
Glossary of DI Terms
Your guide to DI’isms is here!
Tournament Documents You Will Need! Updated as the season progresses.
Please note that MN tournament sites do NOT allow latex or dry ice. We also have a strict weapons policy, which you can read below. If you have questions about items, please email Pamela or your Regional Director.
All Team Managers and tournament volunteers must sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct annually, and bring to their tournament.
Tournament Travel Guide for Teams will be posted in January 2020.
MN DI Tournament Documents
Team Roster/Media Release Form required, please print, fill out and bring to your tournament. There is a form for the Regional and Affiliate (State) tournaments.
Presentation Summary optional
Teams will also need name tags at their tournaments required
For TMs to Share: Tournament Details With Parents useful!
Tournament Tips & Tricks useful!
Team Photo is not required
Documents Required by DI, Inc.
***Note: DI forms will not be live until posted by DI, Inc. closer to tournament time!
Master List of Required Forms
Expense Form (don’t forget your receipts!)
Declaration of Independence: 2 copies
Tournament Data Form: 6 copies **
~The Big Fix, Technical Tournament Data Form
~First Encounter, Scientific Tournament Data Form
~Picture This, Fine Arts Tournament Data Form
~To The Rescue, Improvisational Tournament Data Form
~In The Cards, Engineering Tournament Data Form
~It’s About Time, Service Learning Tournament Data Form
~Blast Off!, Early Learning Starry Showcase Form
Clarification bring 1 copy of any team Clarification(s)
Team Sign required by DI, but not scored; see Rules of the Road for details
**Tournament Data Forms will be posted as soon as they are released by DII.
The DI forms can also be found by logging in to your account at www.destinationimagination.org. Look under Challenges, then Tournament Data Forms. The Declaration of Independence and Expense Form are also there. All forms are interactive.
Tournament Data Forms can also be found at the end of each Challenge. The Declaration of Independence and Expense Form are in the Rules of the Road.
Schedule and Location of Tournaments: See the Regions page for specifics of each tournament, posted close to tournament time!
2/15 East Metro Tournament, Harding High School, St. Paul
2/22 West Metro and Southwest Metro Tournaments, Maple Grove Senior High School, Maple Grove
2/29 Great Lakes Regional Tournament, Proctor High School, Proctor
3/7 North Metro Tournament, Coon Rapids Middle and High Schools, Coon Rapids
3/7 Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament, Horizon East Middle School, Moorhead
3/21 Affiliate (State) Tournament, Blaine High School, Blaine
4/2 Global Team Manager Meeting, 4:30-7 PM, District Service Center ISD 287, 1820 Xenium Lane N, Plymouth, Third Floor, Room 318
5/20-23, 2020 Global Finals, Kansas City, MO
Tournament Results: Links to tournament results will be posted below as the season progresses. Results will also appear in Regions.
East Metro Regional Tournament
Southwest Metro Regional Tournament
West Metro Regional Tournament
North Metro Regional Tournament
Great Lakes Regional Tournament
Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament
Tournament Conflict Question: My team has a conflict on our tournament date! What can we do? Contact Pamela Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org, explain your challenge, and we will try to move you to a different tournament. This option is ONLY for unresolvable schedule challenges.
In case of inclement weather: We always plan to hold our scheduled tournaments as it is difficult to reschedule them. In the event of storms, please contact Pamela Schroeder at 763-550-7212 to hear a message about any cancellations or changes. Our first priority is safety! If you don’t feel able to make it to a tournament in the event of dangerous weather conditions, contact Pamela.