Wisconsin destination Imagination
blackhawk regional

Creativity - Teamwork - Problem Solving - Fun


2016 Blackhawk Results


NEW! Team Manager Training
Dates for our area Team Manager Trainings have been set. For Basic (or new) Team Managers it is Saturday, Dec. 3rd. This training goes from about 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. If you have never been to a training this is for you. There is an Advanced Training for experienced team managers and this will be held on Friday, Dec. 2nd from about 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sites for these trainings will be announced soon. Sign up to attend on the Wisconsin DI website or contact me and I'll get you info.

New Venue
The Blackhawk Regional is at a new site. We will still be in Waunakee, but we will move to the brand new Intermediate School that is being built on Woodland Dr. From the plans I've been able to see, it looks like it will have everything we need to run a successful tournament. Our Regional tournament date is March 11th, 2017. Our Team Manager Roundtable is scheduled at the same venue, but a month earlier, Feb. 11th. Thank you to the Waunakee School District for providing the site.

Destination Imagination Team PRE-Registration for 2016-17  Now Open!

As a cause-driven nonprofit, we aim to provide students, educators, administrators and parents with resources that are affordable and of the highest quality. It’s essential that Destination Imagination continues to grow and evolve in order to prepare students for careers in the 21st century workforce and beyond. From the development of two new computer science Challenges to our project management tools for teams to our extended team and Team Manager resources through our website and blog, we have hired new staff to ensure we continue to provide leading project-based learning programming and resources for everyone involved with Destination Imagination.

Beginning with the 2016-17 season of Destination Imagination, we will be increasing prices for Team Registrations. The price increase is in line with industry standards and allows us to continue providing high-quality educational programming, resources, marketing support, our Ignite volunteer and educator conference, and additional support for our Affiliates. The increase is also partly in response to the rise of costs across external suppliers and services.

Update: Wisconsin has now announced it's pricing for the coming year. We realized with national raising their fees, we didn't want to add more than was necessary. So with that in mind, the WIDI Board set our fees at $90.00/team for the affiliate. This is lower than the $95.00 that single teams paid in the past, but there will be no break in fees for multiple teams.  The Board has also decided that part of any increased revenues from fees will go toward more money for scholarships.

NOTE ON Fees: The fees below can be discounted if 5 or more teams from an organization register. They must register all at the same time. It may be something your school district, etc. may be able to take advantage.

2016-17 Team Registration Pricing & Updates:
  • Team Registration with copy of printed Program Materials: $125
  • Team Registration with digital download version of the Program Materials: $105 (16% savings)
  • Rising Stars! registration with printed Program Materials: $75
  • Rising Stars! registration with digital download version: $65
  • Team Numbers for all pre-orders will be issued in late July via email
  • Program Materials and digital files, including the 2016-17 Team Challenges, will be made available on September 1

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our customer service department via email at AskDI@dihq.org or by phone at 1-888-321-1503.

We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to providing many more new and exciting educational opportunities for students.

 How does it work?

Students form a team (2-7 members) and recruit a Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps the team stay on track throughout the season, but does not directly help the team with its solution to the DI Challenge. After the team chooses their preferred DI Challenge (i.e., Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts), they then begin working on a solution to that Challenge. Students typically work on solutions for 2-4 months. Teams then have the opportunity to showcase their Challenge solutions to trained Appraisers at a tournament.

Most importantly, students will have fun learning throughout the process and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. They will also learn 21st century skills (creativity,

critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage), step outside of their comfort zones to pursue ideas and make presentations, make new friends and build on their unique strengths.


In-Person trainings will again be available for this year. Watch for updates on this topic.