Montana Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to implementing the DI creative problem solving program in our state.

Creativity News - Volume 2018, Number 2 (December 08, 2018)

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Volume II | December 9, 2018


Creativity News - Volume 2018, Number 1 (November 12, 2018)

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Volume I | November 13, 2018


Montana Students on Fire with Creativity

On Saturday, March 24th, at University of Montana Western in Dillon, students from across Montana will showcase their creative solutions the the seven Destination Imagination Challenges for this year.  The presentations will include solutions on how to navigate mazes, operate attractions in unlikely locations, design and perform a two act musical, explore for a treasure, determine if their structure will withstand impact and pressure, learn about different cultures, and present a community service project results using infographics.

Montana Teams Global Bound

Six Montana Teams are headed to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Destination Imagination Global Finals.  This is the world's largest celebration of creativity where more than 1,400 of the top-scoring DI teams from 45 U.S. states and 14 countries gather to showcase their innovative Challenge solutions. These Montana teams have used creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and teamwork to develop their solutions to technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, and community service challenges.

A big thank you to all those who have helped these teams reach their goal of qualifying for Global Finals.

Best of luck to all of our teams.

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Montana Students Spurring Creativity

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Montana students will have their problem-solving, collaboration and creativity skills tested at the Montana Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament. Student teams will be leveraging these skills in solving open-ended challenges based in science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning. Competitions will begin at 10:00 AM at the UMW athletic complex in Dillon, Montana. 

MTDI 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Carly Mollenkamp, recipient of the 2016 Montana Destination Imagination scholarship.

Carly submitted a tool to help teams warm-up for their tournament performances based on their mood that day. Her tool included different team exercises and a flow chart to match their mood with the exercises.

Carly will be attending Montana State University to pursue research in psychology or astronomy. 

Montana Teams Scored Well at Global Finals

Over 1400 teams attended the 2016 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May.

ACRONYM the elementary team from Irving School placed 5th in the Fine Arts Challenge - Get A Clue. 


The Creative Colors the elementary level Bozeman Home School team placed 13th in the projectOutreach Service Learning Challenge - The Meme Event.

Advantage of Confusion the middle level Bozeman Home School team placed in the Technical Challenge - Pace of Change.

Kinda Cheesy the secondary level Bozeman Home School team placed in the Scientific Challenge - In Plain Sight.

Imagine That!

Montana teams will head to Dillon on April 2, to compete in the Montana Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals. Teams of students from Early Learners to High School will have worked for the past three to five months to create unique solutions to this year's Destination Imagination mind-bending Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.

Destination Imagination creates the Challenges to call on student skills and talents in many areas, including scientific understanding, theatrical performance, technical prowess, improvisation, and structural engineering. DI teams have spent weeks perfecting their Challenge solutions, and their presentations typically are bursting with distinctive creativity and innovation. The event is open to the public, and visitors and media are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Tournament Information

Teams have been working hard to develop creative solutions to this year's challenges.  Appraisers have been trained on the ins and outs of scoring the teams.  Schedules have been created and volunteers recruited.  Please encourage your family, friends, teachers, and anyone who enjoys creativity to come watch the tournaments this year. The links below will take you to the Tournament Programs and required forms and information.

The Western Regional Tournament will host teams from Darby, Frenchtown, Hamilton, St Regis, and Troy on February 27 at Frenchtown Elementary School from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

The South Central Regional Tournament will host teams from Belgrade, Bozeman, and Dillon on March 5 at Manhattan Public Schools from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

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