2023 Tournament Program
Welcome to the 2023-2024 Destination Imagination Tournament Season!
Emilie Gibson Remembered
Emilie Gibson, a former Louisiana Destination Imagination team member, was remembered for her creativity, grit, and bravery at the 2018 and 2019 LA DI State Tournaments. While a DI team member, Emilie bravely battled DIPG, an aggressive childhood brain cancer, and her family has established a foundation in her honor to raise awareness and funds for DIPG research. Visit the link below to learn about how you can help honor Emilie's memory and join the fight to end childhood DIPG cancer!
A local news reporter from KSLA covered Emilie's story and ran it on the KSLA 10:00 PM news. The story, including interviews with Emilie's DI team manager, some of her school-mates and former team members, and her father, Trey Gibson, may be accessed using the link below.
http://www.ksla.com/story/3764 0850/scholastic-competition- honors-bossier-city-student
Visit the DI Resource Page for Valuable Team Resources:
Visit: www.dramanotebook.com/drama-curriculum/ for, you guessed it, tips on dramatic performances!
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How to Start a Team
Destination Imagination teams require the oversight of an adult team manager, over the age of 18, who is interested in providing opportunities for children to learn new skills and solve a Destination Imagination team challenge.
All team managers must pass a background check before forming a team in order to protect the health and safety of team members. They must also be willing to participate in training, meetings with team members (virtually and/or in person), and help the team prepare for tournament events.
Check back for updates and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
How to Become a DI Tournament Volunteer
Destination Imagination runs on VOLUNTEER POWER and we sincerely appreciate all of our wonderful past and present volunteers! Please spread the word about the benefits of Destination Imagination and help recruit volunteers for the this season.
We need energetic, enthusiastic adults to invest in the lives of the best and brightest kids that Louisiana has to offer. Our volunteers make Destination Imagination a life-changing experience for kids all across the world! Sign up today!
DI Team Managers, Appraisers, Officials, and other volunteers must complete training in Youth Protection policies and pass a background check to work with children.
Before you volunteer, please read the Youth Protection Policy and register to attend either team manager training, volunteer training, or appraiser training this year. If you are chosen as a volunteer, appraisers and officials will receive instructions about how to complete a background check.
Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, educational program where student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. DI is a challenge and process-based program. In working to solve Challenges, teams learn vital life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative & critical thinking.
For more information, visit www.destinationimagination.org
LA DI in the News
All teams are encouraged to host a skills day by inviting local professionals to teach basic painting, acting, sewing, building, and technical skills. Remember TMs, it is not interference to TEACH practical life skills as long as you are not influencing their ideas for official challenge solutions.