Region I (Far North) Tournament

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:00am

  When you have all of your Team Manager and team info entered in the DI Resource site, on over to  to begin your team Tournament Registration! 

  • ·       Early Bird Rate of 100.00 ends Dec 20th, 2019! To qualify for this rate, teams must complete their Registration by Dec 20th, 2019. If you Register by Dec 20th and choose not to provide an Appraiser for the tournament, the cost is 250.00
  • ·       After Dec 20th, the Registration rate is 150.00 for teams who provide a Tournament Appraiser who 1. attends Training and 2. attends Tournament Day.  The fee for Teams who choose not to recruit a team Tournament Appraiser or who's Appraisers fails to show for the tournament will be 250.00. 

Please Note:  Please express the importance that they honor their commitment to the team. Stop by the registration table for your TM packet and verify no additional fees are needed before proceeding to competition check-in.  All fees must be paid to receive scores.

Region 1 Registration will close Jan 20th, 2019 so we can begin working on the Tournament Schedule.

1. Verify your team information is CORRECT and UPDATED on the Resource site:     

  • Team name entered 
  • Team Challenge entered
  • Team level entered

2. Visit to enter the below information

  • Team member information complete 
  • Team Manager Information completed
  • Team Appraiser information completed: Committed Appraisal volunteer who completes Regional training and attends tournament on _____ 
  • Each section of online Registration must be  ✔ as completed.

3. Pay Tournament Fees

  • Payments questions should be directed to
  • Mail payment to :    ILDI Treasurer 503 Jennifer Lane,  Grayslake IL 60030.

Appraisers are actively engaged with teams, helping them to check in to their tournament site, observing their challenge solutions, discussing the solutions with the teams, and providing feedback and scores to teams – remember, the job is to apPRAISE! In order to be an appraiser, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have graduated High School (before the tournament)
  • Have completed online training on being an appraiser*-if available
  • Have completed in-person training regarding your specific challenge assignment*
  • May NOT appraise a family member or a challenge for which you are a team manager
  • Must be willing to commit to a full tournament day to ensure transparent and fair scoring for each team participating in your challenge site
  • Additional Appraisal Team Member Information:


  • Everything you need to know will be taught to you at Appraiser Training by our AMAZING Regional Challenge Masters
  • Every team MUST supply one adult volunteer to represent their DI team as a Tournament Appraiser and one adult volunteer to represent their team as a Tournament Day or Special Events Volunteer Staff Member.
  •  Appraising is a two-day commitment. One Saturday training in February AND Regional Tournament in March.
  • You will receive a nifty Tee and an official’s luncheon and snacks on tournament day!
  • To ensure transparent and fair scoring at each Challenge site, Appraisers may only leave during scheduled breaks. This means the team volunteer Appraiser will not get to see their team perform. 
  • You may NOT be assigned to your own child/family member's challenge site. 
  • If you are a team manager, you will make a great appraiser but may NOT work in Instant Challenge OR the Challenge you are managing.
  • If you are recruited by a team; Knowing your team’s membership number and Team Manager name will help with Appraisal Registration!

Volunteer Staff Member Requirement:

Tournaments would not be possible without the many volunteers that give their time to this program. On top of providing 1 Tournament Appraiser, each team is also required to provide 1 Tournament Volunteer staff member.  Your team tournament volunteer staff member will choose which time shift and slot they will cover from a SignUp Genius signup. Don't fret, ALL roles are super simple, 2-4 hour shifts and only require a positive attitude for success! Volunteers are only required to sign up for 1 volunteer time slot but are more than welcome to volunteer for multiple time slots ... we will not turn away anyone willing to work extra!  

Volunteer Staff Member  Sign up GeniusThe link will OPEN Feb 10th, 2019 and will CLOSE for processing Feb 20th, 2019.

Thank you once again for your continued support of IL Destination Imagination and Good Luck to each of your team(s)!

 ILDI Region 1 Tournament Team

Regional Director   Maria Rytting     Click here to e-mail the Regional Director

Upcoming Dates:

  • IC BLitz -Jan 2018 -Date and Location TBA
  • Early Bird Deadline Jan 20th,2018
  • Tournament Registration closes Feb 5th, 2018 so our Volunteer team can start preparing!
  • Appraiser Training Feb 10th, 2018 (Viking Middle School, Gurnee)
  • Region 1 Regional Tournament March 3rd, 2018 (Viking Middle School, Gurnee)
  • Affiliate Tournament March 24th, 2018

2017-2018 Challenges

A : Technical  Maze Craze
B :  Scientific Unlikely Attraction
C :  Fine Arts  Change of Tune
D :  Improvisational  Treasure!
E :  Engineering Drop Zone 

PO: Project Outreach Inside Impact

RS: Rising Stars Friends Everywhere


You can view this screencast for instructions on using the registration site: