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Destination Imagination is a non-profit global competition where students work collaboratively to come up with creative solutions to STEAM* based challenges. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics


Preschool through Grade 2: Rising Stars is a non-competitive program that aligns beautifully with our Ontario primary curriculum. This year, students will create a puppet and a rocket to help tell their story about space travel.  


Grades 3-5 (EL) Grades 6-8 (ML) Grades 9-12 (SL) and University/College (UL): Teams of 2-7 students are tasked with finding a solution to a Central Challenge that they will prepare ahead of our two tournaments and an Instant Challenge that they will see for the first time at competition.


For the Central Challenge, students will research, write scripts, build sets, create props and engineer technical wizardry to showcase how they will solve either a Technical, Scientific, Improvisational, Fine Arts, Engineering or Service Learning Challenge. This is an extraordinary cross-curricular activity where language studies, visual arts, math, design and technology, geography, history, science and music are all connected. 


The Instant Challenge is very different because, as the name implies, it is done in an instant. While students can practice from past challenges, at the competition they will need to rely on teamwork, quick thinking, and an ability to adapt and compromise to show resiliency if things do not work as planned.