Take a group of young people on a creative adventure.

1. Form a Team


A Team Manager is an adult, at least 18 years of age, who mentors the kids and help them as they make and build friendships, and work on solving Challenges throughout the season.

Team members should be relatively the same age, as the oldest team member determines the team’s competition level – Elementary, Middle, Secondary, or College & University.

Competition Levels

Rising Stars! Preschool-2nd Grade (Non-competitive)
Elementary Level (EL) Kindergarten-5th Grade
Middle Level (ML) 6th-8th Grade
Secondary Level (SL) 9th-12th Grade
College & University Level Full-time, post-secondary students enrolled in college, university, trade, or technical school or military college-bound. High school seniors who are taking accredited courses offered by a college or university that will qualify for course credit when entering higher education.

2. Choose A Challenge

Each year Destination Imagination releases seven, new Challenges which teams can choose to solve!
We have something for every team – Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improv, Engineering, Service Learning, or Early Learning.
Check out the First Look document with more details about this year’s Challenges!

3. Purchase a Team Number

A Team Number allows one team of 2-7 kids to participate in the DI Challenge Program.  Each team must have their own, unique Team Number.

A Team Number Provides:

Your Challenge

Access to your selected Team Challenge offered this season.

Regional Tournament

Your team can attend the Regional Tournament, at no additional cost.

Team Manager Training

A workshop for adults to get the best tips and tricks for leading a DI team.


A guide to help Team Managers lead a team through the Creative Process


  • DI, Inc. Fee
  • Alabama Fees
  • Total

How to Purchase

There are three easy ways to get your Team Number:

1. Purchase Online

Go to to purchase Team Numbers.

2. Submit a Paper Form

Download our Start a Team Application. Be sure to include the $75 Alabama Affiliate Fee on your Application.

Fax to: 856.881.3596 or Email to:

3. Over the Phone

You can call Destination Imagination, Inc. directly to order your Team Number.

Call 1.888.321.1503 / Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)

4. Register Your Team

Registering with DI Alabama will make sure your team is kept up to date about all the events and other creative opportunities in the state.  It also allows your team to attend a local tournament and possibly qualify to attend Global Finals.

5. Attend a Tournament

Join us for a celebration of all your team has achieved! Plus, get to watch other teams solve your same Challenge, or one of our other exciting Challenges.

Most Regional and State Tournaments occur between February and April. If you qualify at the State level, you advance to Global Finals.

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