W.I.N. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. There are a number of ways you can support us in our mission.
Volunteers are the life-force of our organization. Check out the list of tasks and skills urgently needed to improve the program!
Other Ways to Contribute:
Central Sound - March 4th, Chinook Middle School, Bellevue, WA
Eastern - March 4th, Richland High School, Richland, WA
North Sound - March 11th, Explorer Middle School, Everett, WA
Olympic - March 4th, Klahowya Middle School, Silverdale, WA
South Sound - February 25th, Sequoyah Middle School, Auburn, WA
STATE - April 01st, Eastmont Junior High, East Wenatchee, WA
Scholarship DEADLINE - MARCH 1st!!
Washington State and National DI organizations offer continuing education scholarships to active Destination Imagination team members, volunteers, and more! Get all the details on the www.wa-di.org/scholarships page. Don't delay your application for a minimum $1000 scholarship.
REGISTRATION FOR REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS HAS ENDED.
We are using a new registration program this year. All team and volunteer registration is at this website!
There is a volunteer registration link on the very bottom – but they can avoid the first step by following this link directly to the appraiser volunteer page
It will open a page that has two choices – volunteer for a team, or volunteers not representing a team. Be sure and select if you are a volunteer for a specific team or a general tournament volunteer to assist the region. When you select an option, you will see all of the other states using this system and find the five open Washington regions at the bottom.
For all the registration information, see www.wa-di.org/registration
Get Ready For DI!
The Team Challenge Materials are available for purchase from DI-HQ and will be available for download on September 1st. Note that this is NOT the registration fee for the tournaments but the costs of acquiring the challenge information and a team number.
Team Numbers and materials are $125 for digital and print materials or $105 for digital only. Five or more teams are $95 per team for digital and print materials.
Rising Stars Materials (non-competitive, younger students) are $75 for digital and print materials or $65 for digital only. Five of more Rising Star Teams are $60 for print and download There is a discount for 5 or more teams.
Regional Tournaments are a great way to showcase your solution! Five regional tournaments take place around the state in February and March. Team Registration for a regional tournament is $95 per team. There is no volume discount. Regional Tournament Registration for Washington will open in October to allow teams to meet and select their challenge to select.
Want to see the challenges before purchasing your materials? Check out the Challenge Previews! Click HERE for details. The Structure Challenge has been renamed the Engineering Challenge.
IMPORTANT Regional Realignment!
Seattle Metro has exceeded tournament capacity with the large number of teams. A new regional alignment is taking place with some Seattle teams moving to North Sound and Rainier region. Full details and map are available HERE.
Remember - The Spirit Of Independence!
Destination Imagination takes pride that this program is about the team's solution and their independent creation of the solution. Please, don't interfere - often with the best intentions. Read the Spirit of Independence document before the state tournament and show the the Spirit!
New Resources and Training Materials!
Be sure and check out the new resource page with training and resources from WA DI volunteers and affiliates around the country. If you have materials that would be helpful to team managers, parents, or tournament volunteers, send them in and we'll post them for others. The Start A Team page has introductory information and videos while the resource page is full of material on specific challenges, instant challenges, and more! Check back as material is being added and we'll add a tournament section in early February to acquaint new team managers with the process as well as any changes this year.
Stay with the News!
Join the WA-DI newsletter lists. Our new lists allow you to specify your role or interests as well as the region(s) that you want to receive news of training, events, and helpful information. Don't wait until your registration is complete to stay with the news! Sign-up today - it is easy to update your preferences and one-click to opt out if you change your mind. On average, most roles and regions will receive one email every few months with a few more closer to deadlines such as registration and tournament dates.
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