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

Creativity News - Volume 7, Number 2 (10/05/2013)

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Frequently Asked Questions about Starting DI

  • What are the challenges for this year?

    Here is the link to this year's Challenge Previews.

  • When and Where are the Tournaments?

     Regional tournaments will be at the end of February and beginning of March.  The Affiliate Finals will be March 22, 2014 at Manhattan.  Since tournaments are held in public schools, specific dates and locations will be announced in mid October.

Spooktacular Nights of Creativity

Montana DI is planning ghoulishly creative problem solving events for students to experience DI in October. Watch school newsletters, the MTDI Facebook, and the MTDI website for dates, times, registration forms and more information about these events in Bozeman, Belgrade, Missoula, and Darby.

Elementary students in Bozeman, Belgrade and Missoula areas will work to solve up to five Instant Challenges at Creaturz Cache.

Montana Teams Do Well at Global Finals

Over 16,000 students on nearly 1,250 talented teams participated in this year's Global Finals at Knoxville, Tennessee, May 22-25.  It was the first year for the two teams from Montana who made the journey. 

Team Montana  Opening Ceremonies

2013 Scholarship Recipients

This past year Montana Destination Imagination awarded two $500 scholarships.  The high school recipient was Elizabeth Armstrong from Manhatan Christian School. She will be attending Montana State University where she plans to be a pre-med major. The college recipient was Joshua McCrossin from Darby.  He is currently attending Carroll College and is majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in science. 

Teams bound for Global Finals

The Montana Affiliate Destination Imagination tournament was a tremendous display of creativity, problem-solving, and fun.  Teams overcame many obstacles to performa at this year's event.  Learning how to design a vehicle that will navigate and stop without help from the team was not as easy as some anticipated.  Performing a story without words also challenged those who enjoy talking.  Other teams discovered how to build a structure without using any wood.  Finally the Rising Stars!

Affiliate Celebration of Creativity

Montana Destination Imagination will celebrate the creativity of our youthat the Affiliate Tournament on March 23, 2013, at Belgrade Middle School.  This year teams have been learning about power and propulsion.  Teams built small vehicles that traveled for score and tried to avoid collisions and danger.  The teams presented a story told from the vehicles' point of view.  Other teams designed masks and used nonverbal theatrical techniques to tell a story about a person who uses a disguise.  The teams with an intrest in structural engineering designed structures to hold weight and withstand

Upcoming Trainings

Team Manager Training, November 17, 9AM - Noon

601 Nikles Dr Suite 9, Bozeman, MT 59715

Learn the tricks of how to be a team manager for Destination Imagination.  Montana DI does not want anyone to struggle trying to understand the rules of the challenges, interference, and how to keep those young, creative minds working toward a common goal.  All current and prospective team managers are welcome.

Instant Challenge and Skill Workshop, December 1, 9 AM - Noon

Place yet to be determined.

Scholarship Recipients

This past year Montana Destination Imagination awarded two $500 scholarships.  The high school recipient was Tia Luciano from Eureka,.  She is currently attending Seattle Pacific University where she plans to major in anthropology and film.  The college recipient was Jonathan Koenes from Manhattan Christian.  He is currently attending Montana State University and is majoring in computer science. 

The Montana Destination Imagination scholarships are sponsored by the Student Assistance Foundation of Montana.  The forms for this year's scholarships are located on the scholarship page.  The deadline is for applying is February 1, 2013.  Please encourage any Montana student who has participated for 2 years in a program sponsored by Montana DI to apply for one of these scholarships.

Now on Facebook!

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2012 Affiliate Tournament

The 2012 State Celebration of Cretivity will be held on March 24, 2012, at Manhattan Public Schools.  To prepare for this year's tournament, teams have been busy designing a device to deliver parts and products, building solar energy prototypes, creating movie trailers, studying the cause and effect between major and minor news events, designing and building wood and glue structures to hold weight and golf balls, and creating the best toys ever made.  Twenty-four teams earned the right to compete in the state tournament for a chance to attend the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in Kno

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