Changes to the Rules of the Road 2009-2010

For those that are new to Destination ImagiNation you MUST read the “Rules of the Road” from cover to cover! Many of your questions will be answered in this wonderful rulebook. For those who have been on this journey for a while here are the changes to the “Rules of the Road” for 2009-10:

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2. A team will need a different Team Number for each Team Challenge in which they are registered to participate at the Tournament. For example, if a team is going to compete in both Challenge A and Challenge C at a Tournament, the team will need TWO Team Numbers, one for each Challenge.
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You may upgrade from a 1-Team Pak to a 5-Team Pak. To do this, you must have a valid 1-Team Pak, and you must be the person who purchased it. You can only upgrade a 1-Team Pak once.
1. Visit and follow the links to start a team.
2. Click on “Upgrade to 5-Team Pak” (Domestic or International).
3. If you have any eligible 1-Team Paks, they will appear in a drop down box.
4. Select the 1-Team Pak you wish to upgrade, and click “Add to Cart.”
5. Follow the instructions to purchase your upgrade and then check out of
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8. Internet Safety: The Internet offers a tremendous amount of information and positive educational benefits. The use of the Internet for research also comes with the risk of children being exposed to objectionable content or content more sophisticated than appropriate for their age. Destination ImagiNation expects that children will have adult supervision if they use the Internet as they work to solve their Challenge. It is not Interference for responsible adults to audit and limit team members’ Internet research. Adults can disallow team members from researching or using characters or situations they deem inappropriate for the team members’ ages or circumstances. Adults can disallow a team from working on a Challenge the adult deems inappropriate for the age or sophistication level of the team.
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13. At the Tournament your team MAY NOT involve the audience or the Appraisal team in your performance in any Team Challenge, including the Improvisational Challenge (Do or DI). If you use members of the audience or the Appraisal team in your Presentation, it is like having extra team members because they will add something to your Challenge solution. Your team cannot ask the Appraisal Team how much time is left for their Presentation. In addition, audience members may not communicate with your team in any way. This includes Team Managers and all non-performing team members. However, if a member of the audience who is not a Team Manager or a non-performing team member spontaneously interferes through no fault of the team, the team will not receive a deduction.
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HOWEVER: A Published Clarification supersedes the Rules of the Road and the Team Challenge, as well as a Team Clarification. This is why it is important to check the Clarification Web site frequently throughout the time leading up to your Tournament.
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3. The Improvisational Challenge, Do or DI, has a different procedure before the Presentation begins. Please follow the procedure that is explained in the Challenge.
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10. At many Tournaments, Rising Stars! teams participate in an Instant Challenge activity. In   addition to the Team Manager(s), at least one parent per team member may accompany the team into the Instant Challenge room to watch the Challenge. Since the Rising Stars! Instant Challenge is non-competitive and will not be scored, the Instant Challenge “Promise” (see Instant Challenge Procedures, #2) does not need to be administered to the team.
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The scoring system in the projectOUTREACH Challenge has been updated this year. Teams participating in projectOUTREACH do not directly compete against each other. Scoring reflects how well the team met the Challenge criteria, rather than how they compared to other teams. The raw team scores will be scaled, and after the scores are scaled they will be categorized according to the percentage of the total points earned by the team (Out of 400 possible points — 240 Central Challenge, 60 Side Trips, and 100 Instant Challenge.) Teams will earn one of four rankings:
• Outstanding: 90 to 100%
• Excellent: 80 to 89%
• Good: 70 to 79%
• Great Start: 69% or less
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2. The Head Appraiser or Challenge Master will go over the scores with your Team Representative and/or your Team Manager. The Team Rep and the Team Manager may, and should, ask the Head Appraiser/Challenge Master to explain any scores they do not understand. They should make sure that the Head Appraiser also explains any deductions on the score sheet that they do not understand. The Raw Scores that you receive at this time are PRELIMINARY. A variety of things, such as math corrections, can cause them to change before they are finalized.
5. The Head Appraiser will listen to your Team Representative, and if necessary, s/he will discuss your concerns with the Appraisal Team whose scores are in question. Every attempt will be made to resolve your concerns at this point. Video recordings of the team’s Presentation cannot be used for review.
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d. The DIalogue Team cannot consider questions or concerns about another team.
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projectOUTREACH: The Torchbearer Award:
This award honors teams and/or individuals whose solutions have had extraordinary impact in and beyond their local communities