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Central Region Tournament

February 15, 2020  |  Shelby County Instructional Services Center

We are ready to greet and meet your team for an amazing tournament day! 

We invite you to read carefully all the following information so that your Destination into Imagination this year will be a successful trip.


Schedule Overview


11:00 AM - 12:20 PM


Front Lobby

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Auditorium & IC Hallway

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM



3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closing Celebration

Banquet Hall

For individual teams' Presentation Times, please refer to the Detailed Schedule.

Tournament Site

Shelby County Instructional Services Center

This wonderful facility in Alabaster is excited to be our host for the second year.  We cannot wait to welcome our teams to this fun place and fill it with even more creativity.


Important Files

Detailed Tournament Schedule

See each team's Team and Instant Challenge Presentation times for all competition events for the day.

Tournament Map

See the layout of the Tournament Site and the various tournament sites.

Instant Challenge Promise

Your team should fill this out and turn it in at Instant Challenge Check-In

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11:00 AM - 12:20 PM |  Front Lobby

Team Managers should begin their tournament day by going to the Registration Table in the lobby. As the registration area easily becomes congested and can keep the team from being registered on time, please do not bring your team with you to the Registration Table. If your team’s Team Challenge performance is earlier in the day, team members and helpers can begin the unloading of props. If your team’s Instant Challenge is scheduled first, the team members can simply get oriented around the building or can start getting mentally prepped for Instant Challenge while registration is being completed. Please make prior arrangements with everyone attending with your team to meet you elsewhere in the area get the most up-to-date information for your tournament day!

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Props and Sets - Unloading & Loading

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Props and sets can be brought in through the front entrance and stored in the Hallway or in the Cafeteria.

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Competition Sites

Be sure to arrive at your site's Prep Area 20 minutes before your Presentation Time.

For Instant Challenge, check-in 15 minutes before your scheduled IC time.

Note about doors: While the doorways into some sites could be double doors, sometimes there are divider bars or exit doors that limit the door opening size. Teams should be prepared to fit their props/scenery/etc. through a single door.


Fine Arts

Picture This

  • Auditorium

  • Prep Area: Back wall of the Cafeteria


To The Rescue

  • Auditorium

  • Prep Area: Back wall of the Cafeteria


In The Cards

  • Auditorium

  • Prep Area: Back wall of the Cafeteria

Instant Challenge

  • IC Hallway

  • Check-In: Immediately outside the cafeteria, near the bathrooms

Free Time

Enjoy the most of your day!

We have specifically scheduled this event to allow all our teams to be able to watch as many other teams' Presentations as possible!  Please use whatever free time you have to support the other teams in attendance at the event.

Tournament programs (including maps and complete schedule) will be available at the Registration Table. There will be volunteers familiar with the building and with DI at this table throughout the day to answer general questions and contact the Tournament Director if needed. If you need first aid assistance, we will have basic first aid supplies available at the Information table.


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Cafeteria

Stop by our Souvenir Sales table to get some goodies and support our program! Located conveniently in the Cafeteria, there's something for all ages there - shirts, pins, toys, and more!

On-Site Snacks

Vending Machines

Several vending machines are available in the Cafeteria for your teams' use in getting those impromptu snacks.

Feel free to bring your own snacks as well to keep those munchies at bay!



Team Managers: Approximately 30 min after your team finishes their Team Challenge performance, your team's raw scores should be available to pick up at your performance site.  In order to pick these up, the Challenge Master can meet with, and ONLY with, one team member and one Team Manager.  The Challenge Master will review the scores with these two individuals and then hand the scores to them.  At that point, the Team Manager and team member can take the scores back to their team to look them over as a group.  We suggest you find a place where your team can be alone to talk about how they did. Of course, your team will have a great time reading all the sticky notes and building on your successes for next time!

Only scores for your Team Challenge are given out.  All Instant Challenge scores are kept confidential until final scores are posted.

All final scores (including Instant Challenge and scaled Team Challenge scores) will be posted in the gym and auditorium lobbies immediately after the Awards Ceremony - please bring paper and pencil to copy scores, or take a picture with your phone – do NOT take scores off the wall! We will also try to post scores online within 24 hours!

(For more detailed information about how scoring works in Destination Imagination, please see the Rules of the Road.)


Team managers, please review the procedures for Appeals in the event you are unsure about your Team Challenge scores. The Challenge Master for each Challenge will be at our Tournament to help interpret scores and explain them fully.


A Few Reminders

We want you to have a successful day!



Be sure to have all paperwork ready and enough copies of each:

Tournament Data Form

(6 copies)

Instant Challenge Promise

(1 copy)

Click to Download

Declaration of Independence

(2 copies)

Expense Report

(All Challenges except Improv - 1 copy)

Copy machines are not available at the Tournament Site.

Rules Check

Read over the Rules of the Road once more to make sure your team has followed all the rules, especially those regarding the Expense Report, Safety, and Interference.