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 Knoxville, Tennessee, at the end of May.

Team Managers, Membership Coordinators, and Parents the schedule, maps, tournament information and forms are in the attachments below. 
Please make sure everyone on your team(s) has a copy of this information.  If you need more copies of your tournament data forms you
can access interactive ones at the resource page on the Destination ImagiNation web site.  You will need to log in with your team number and your e-mail address.

The  schedule, map of the school, and tournament information along with last minute reminders, media release, the lunch order form, and the letter to the appraisers was mailed on Monday, March 09, 2012.

In addition to the pre-ordered lunches the concessions organization will be serving sweet rolls, muffins, coffee, juice, gatorade, water, pop, candy, chips, and cookies through out the day in the concession stand in the Elementary school.  Remember due to the Prom in the evening lunch will be served from 11:00 – 1:00 in the East Activity room in the High School (the Solar Stage Performance Room).  Also if you plan to purchase lunch at the tournament you MUST pre-order your lunches.  Pre-orders are due by Wednesday morning.  (See attached order form). 

Due to the Prom, we are providing “Coat Check” rooms.  These rooms will be monitored throughout the day.  Each team will be given a box in which they may store coats, back packs, and small items.  Please do not leave items in the hallways as they create a safey hazzard.  These rooms are not for Prop Storage or rehersals.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may create.  If items are found in the hallways they will be taken to the lost and found box in the “Coat Check” rooms.  There will also be a prop repair room for you to fix a prop.  This room is also not for prop storage or rehersals.  It is not a big room so please only bring props that need repair to this room.  Please leave your props in your vehicles until you bring them to Prep Area.  Once you finish performing please take your props back to your vehicles.  This will keep the tournament sites safe and uncluttered.

Please let your team(s) and parents know that we will have Minute to Win It Games during the time it takes the score room to crunch the scores and prepare the awards.  It will cost $1 per game for an individual (students and adults) to play.  These will be run as head to head competitions for up to 10 players at a time.  Winners of each round will win a cake or creative prizeA short description of the games is attached to help peak your interest.  The money earned from this fun activity will go to the Montana Teams that will represent us at Global Finals. 

Good Luck to all the teams coming to the State Tournament.  Invite all of your family and friends to come watch your solution.  Remember try to see as many different challenges as possible during the tournament and try to catch at least one elementary, middle, and secondary level performance.  Remember a we all like to have a nice sized audience.