Tidewater Destination Imagination News

Tournament Rescheduled for March 14, 2015!

The Tidewater Destination Imagination Regional Tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Princess Anne Middle School, 2323 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA (formally Kellam High School).

Tidewater Regional Tournament Postponed

The Tidewater Regional Destination Imagination Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, February 28th is POSTPONED due to inclement weather. VBCPS has announced that school is closed for students on Friday and therefore we are not able to host the tournament on Saturday at Ocean Lakes High School.

We will hold the tournament on another date in March. We continue to explore other options for the tournament and will communicate this information as quickly as we can. We understand this may conflict with vacations, activities and other events, and we appreciate your flexibility and patience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me, Emily Bettendorf at tidewater@divirginia.org.

Inclement Weather Update

If Virginia Beach City Public Schools are closed for students on Friday February 27, 2015, then the Tidewater Regional DI Tournament will be postponed. If schools are in session for VBCPS students on Friday, then the tournament will continue as scheduled.

We are currently investigating other dates and locations for our tournament in the event of postponement, and we will communicate this information as quickly as we can. Please be aware that we’re looking at the 3 upcoming weekends in March for our potential snow date. We know the situation is far from ideal, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we tackle the Instant Challenge that mother nature has given us.

Tidewater Regional Tournament is SET and registration is now OPEN!

Our Tidewater Regional Tournament is now set for February 28 at Ocean Lakes High School. Appraiser training will be held a few weeks before on February 7 at Ocean Lakes High School! We are looking forward to a great year!

Check out here to  further view all of our special dates and upcoming trainings.

We are proud to announce that registration for the 2015 Regional Tournament here in Tidewater is now OPEN! Once your team has chosen it’s challenge, you can register them for the tournament using our online form with secure online checkout.

Tournament registration fees will be as follows:
Early Bird Special – $50 / team before December 1
Basic Registration – $75 / team from December 2 – January 9
Late Registration – $75 / team from January 10 – February 6

Fees will automatically go up at midnight on the day that each period ends.

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2014 Special Awards

These are the special awards given out at the 2014 Regional Tournament. We are proud of all the teams and individuals recognized below.

Spirt of Discovery & Imagination Award – Individual Award

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Technical Challenge: Dig In, Elementary Level
Recipient: Landon Sanderl of Kingston Elementary School

This team came to us all the way from the North Pole. A team of very energetic and industrious elves had to use magic gloves to identify hidden objects. An Object Placement Specialist (OPS) was responsible for finding the objects and placing the containers in the Start Area. This OPS from Kingston Elementary School, Landon Sanderl, demonstrated exceptional spirit and is awarded this Spirit of Discovery & Imagination Award.

Renaissance Award for Outstanding Design, Engineering or Performance

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Technical Challenge: Dig In
Recipient: Team Baby Made a Boom Boom, Malibu Elementary School

This team went beyond the call of duty. They showed exemplary knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Their level of understanding complex concepts was well beyond their years. For outstanding mastery of technical skills, Baby Made a Boom Boom from Malibu Elementary School is awarded this Renaissance Award.

DaVinci Award for Outstanding Creativity

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Scientific Challenge: Going to Extremes
Recipient: The Thinkbots from Woodstock Elementary School

The Thinkbots impressed us with their creative and innovative presentation. The Thinkbots took us on a journey to the bottom of the Mariana Trench with Professor Austin and his Supersuit 1000 battling extreme cold, water pressure, and hydrothermal vents. This team used innovative design and comedic talent to reach a truly new and unique destination. Great job!

Renaissance Award for Outstanding Design, Engineering or Performance

Rennaissance - Chocolate Snowflakes - EL - B

Scientific Challenge: Going to Extremes
Recipient: Chocolate Snowflakes from Linkhorn Park Elementary

This team created and successfully demonstrated a functional water filtration system using multiple layers of sand, carbon, and pebbles as an adaption to a shortage of clean water. We were impressed by their use of available underground materials and effective design to filter water for their Alpaca, Fluffy.

Renaissance Award for Outstanding Design, Engineering or Performance

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Fine Arts Challenge: Laugh Art Loud
Recipient: The Crazy 7 from Old Donation Center

This team created a Caption Contraption that went above and beyond the requirements of the device. The Contraption showed great skill in the areas of engineering, ingenuity and originality, as well as a true understanding of a “contraption.”

2014 Tournament Results Posted

The results for the 2014 Tidewater Regional Tournament have been posted. View them here or download the PDF.

Tidewater Regional Tournament Registration is OPEN!

We are proud to announce that registration for the 2014 Regional Tournament here in Tidewater, VA is now OPEN! Once your team has chosen it’s challenge, you can register them for the tournament using our online form with secure online checkout.

Tournament registration fees will be as follows:
Early Bird Special – $40 / team before November 30
Basic Registration – $50 / team from December 1 – January 11
Late Registration – $75 / team from January 12 – February 8

Fees will automatically go up at midnight on the day that each period ends.

Take me to registration!

3M, Duct Tape & Destination Imagination

At Destination Imagination, we rely on a strong network of sponsors to help us continue our mission to teach the creative process to students in a variety of subjects, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts and service learning. The success of our program and Global Finals event each year has been due in part to a history of great sponsors and partners.

Paul Hansen, Marketing Director for 3M (our strategic sponsor), discusses why Destination Imagination and 3M have a perfect marriage of values, including creativity and innovation.

 

Visit our main site to watch more sponsor video: www.destinationimagination.org

Global Finals 2013 Opening Ceremony

Destination Imagination teams that advance past regional and state/country (Affiliate) tournaments are invited to participate in Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of creativity.
Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination season. In May, more than 1,200 teams from 45 US states, 7 Canadian provinces and 13 countries gather in Knoxville, TN to showcase their Challenge solutions. More than 16,000 people attend Global Finals to celebrate creativity and have fun.

Watch the video below to see the excitement at Global Finals 2013 Opening Ceremony.

Save the Date For Global Finals 2014: May 21-25 – Knoxville, TN

We expect Global Finals 2014 to be the largest Global Finals in history. In addition to the tournament, the scheduled festivities include the 3M Duct Tape Costume Ball, High School and College Graduation, the International Passport Party and the Innovation EXPO. Some of the other popular exhibitors at last year’s event included NASA, National Geographic, Nascar, ThinkFun, DataWind and CitiBlocs.

Visit our main site to watch more videos from Global Finals 2013: www.destinationimagination.org