What We Are All About

Find your Talents

Uncover abilities you never knew you had.

Learn by Creating

Make cool things! Have fun! Discover new possibilities!

Compete for Fun

Show off what you’ve created and see what other teams have done!

Are you a DIer? Get the latest information for your Region.

What the Kids Do

Our Program

Teams of 2-7 kids join together to discover their creativity and solve one of our amazing Challenges!  Then, they can show off their extraordinary solutions at our Tournaments.

What People Are Saying

  • I owe much of who I am today to the DI program and cannot thank enough the people who made the program possible while I was a participant.
    Kelsey A
    DI Alabama Alum
  • Both of my sons participated in DI many years ago and both thoroughly enjoyed it! It was such an enriching opportunity for them – creative, energetic, and empowering.
    Nicole S
  • The best thing that I have taken away from all of my experiences with DI is the endless memories I have made, especially the ones that include my DI team, the Ninja Chickens.
    Shannon K
    Appraiser and DI Alum
  • As a Team Manager, watching the process the kids go through to reach their final “destination” is truly an eye opening, mind-boggling experience. I have never ceased to be amazed at what can be created when they are left to their own devices and imagination.
    Debbie H
    Team Manager
  • DI introduced me to a wacky world without limits – the challenges pushed me to re-imagine the ordinary and to discover new possibilities/direction for my own future. 
    Lierin M
    DI Alabama Alum
  • There’s always more than one solution!
    Jimmie N
    DI Alabama Alum/Appraiser

Our Exciting Challenges for 2016-17


Teams complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills.

Show and Tech


Combines the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.

Top Secret


Teams flex their creative muscles to
create stories, design props, and perform on stage.


Fine Arts

It’s all about spontaneity and storytelling! Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.



Teams design, build and test load-bearing structures out of specific materials.

In It Together


Teams engage in public service to address real-life community issues.

Ready, Willing, and Fable

Service Learning

Younger kids (PreK-2nd Grade) work together, make new friends, and discover the Creative Process.

Save the Day

Early Learning

Think fast and use creative and critical thinking. You have to think on your feet to solve a challenge in just five to eight minutes.

Instant Challenge

Short-Term Problem Solving

Important Events

Instant Challenge Festival

January 21
Helena Middle School
Helena, AL

Northern Region Tournament

February 25
Madison, AL

Central Region Tournament

March 4
Helena Middle School
Helena, AL

State Tournament

April 15
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL

Training & Workshops

Team Manager/Coordinator Training – North Region:  October 15  |  Bob Jones High School  |  8:30am
Team Manager/Coordinator Training – Central Region:  October 29  |  Oak Mountain High School  |  8:30am
Appraiser Training – North Region:
  February 24th  |  TBA  |  6-9pm
Appraiser Training – Central Region:  March 3rd  |  Helena Middle School  |  6-9pm

Join in the Creativity

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you ready to jump in to support our creative movement? We have many ways for you to join in the fun!

Answer our call and start your adventure!

News & Updates

DI Alabama is operated by Alabama Creative Adventures, a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-led organization.