Arkansas Destination Imagination

November 2018 Update

I’m thankful this week for many things, but chief among them is that I get to work with such a great group of dedicated volunteers within the Destination Imagination organization.
Below are just a few updates and upcoming activities:
Creativity Day Registration is now OPEN on the ARDI website.  Deadline for registration is Jan 11th.  Get your registration done before Christmas break so you aren’t rushing after the Christmas break.  Creativity Day is January 19, 2019.
ARDI Registration deadline is December 21st, 2018.  Registration details and instructions can be found here.
ARDI BLOG has been started to help you keep current with ARDI Important Information.  If you’ve missed an email, just check-out the Blog entries on the ARDI website.  We’ll be posting the content from the emails in the blog.
ARDI Pins 2018-2019 Preview – A preview of this season’s pins are posted on our website.  We are very excited to share the concepts with you. We are also asking for any feedback and a general estimate on how many sets you would be interested in.  We’ll use your feedback to make final adjustments and finalize the initial quantity we order. Check ’em out here.

ARDI Accessing your Materials & Registering your Team

Thank you so much for volunteering for Arkansas Destination Imagination this year!

Let’s get started!

Now that you have your team number, you may access all of the program materials on the DI website and register your team for Arkansas tournaments.

To access program materials: Login to your DI account on and navigate to the Resource Area.

Detailed instructions can be found here:

To Register for Arkansas Tournaments, please follow instructions on the ARDI website at the following link:

To help teams decide which challenge to select, you may use a variety of resources:

  • Challenge Preview Videos
  • First Look Document
  • Team exercises in the RoadMap

The Arkansas deadline for Registering is December 21, 2018.  Registration instructions can be found on the ARDI website at the following link:

Good luck and have a fantastic season!!

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:

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: