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Schedule Overview

March 5, 2022

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.



8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Front Lobby


10:00 AM - 2:20 PM

Cafeteria, Gym, and 300 Hallway

Closing Celebration

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Tournament Site

Discovery Middle School

1304 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758

The main tournament entrance is at the top of the circle driveway on the north side of the building.

See where to go in the building using our Tournament Map!

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COVID-Related Considerations

Help Keep Everyone Safe

We encourage participants and supporters to wear a mask when in most tournament areas, especially if you are not vaccinated, or if you are vaccinated and have had a possible exposure within 5 days of the tournament date.

Masks will be REQUIRED for Team Members and Team Managers when in the IC Zone (no spectators are allowed in IC, per DI regulations), but Team Members wearing masks while performing their Team Challenges is OPTIONAL.

We ask that anyone experiencing any typical COVID symptoms refrain from attending the tournament. Please observe social distancing as much as possible and of course, frequent hand-washing/sanitizing is recommended.

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8:00am - 10:00am  |  Lobby

Team Managers should begin their tournament day by going to the Registration Table in the front 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 the first thing of 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 school 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 join you at another location on campus to gather your team and get the most up-to-date information for your tournament day! Tournament programs and campus maps will be available at the Registration area, along with basic first aid and custodial supplies.

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Props and Sets - Unloading & Loading

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Please refer to the Tournament map for information about prop unloading areas for each challenge. Props should not be brought in through the main entrance at the circle drive!

There are easy-to-access entrances near the gym and cafeteria. Teams can bring your props inside and then take them to the Prop Storage area near your challenge site. Please move vehicles to the north parking lot after all props are unloaded.

Because props will be stored in hallways and will require that someone be with them in order to ensure that they were not inadvertently damaged, we do not recommend unloading props more than 2 hours ahead of your team’s scheduled Performance Time.

Once your team’s Performance is done, please be prepared to re-load them into the cars soon after so that other teams can unload their props/scenery. 

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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.



Up Close

  • Cafeteria

  • Prep Area: Hallway outside Cafeteria

Fine Arts

Tricky Tales

  • Cafeteria

  • Prep Area: Hallway outside Cafeteria


Festival Frenzy

  • Gym

  • Prep Area: Gym Lobby


Roll With It

  • Gym

  • Prep Area: Gym Lobby

Instant Challenge

  • 300 Hallway

  • Check-In: End of 300 Hallway

Free Time

Enjoy the most of your day!

After your team completes all aspects of their competition or during breaks between Challenges, we invite them to enjoy the day and support other teams! 

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. 


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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


9 AM - 12 PM  |  Upstairs Hallway
12PM-1:30PM | Cafeteria

  • BREAKFAST: Coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts will be for sale in the central hallway from 8:30-12

  • LUNCH: Pizza slices, hot dogs, nachos for $2 each and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for $5 each

  • SNACKS: drinks, candy, chips will be available at one or both concessions from 9:00 AM -1:30 PM



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 filled out on the DI Resources Area by Thursday, March 3 at 11:59PM.

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.