2021-2022 ILDI Tournament Timeline


We are planning to hold one in-person event this year. Once again, we will not hold traditional Regional tournaments this year. We will only hold the AFFILIATE FINAL on April 2nd in DeKalb at Northern Illinois University. 

All competitive teams that purchase a 2021-2022 season team number will be invited to participate in-person at the Affiliate Final Tournament to be held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb on April 2nd  The Fee to participate in the Affiliate Final will be $100.00 per team membership number. Registration for this tournament closes Feb. 18, 2022.

At the Affiliate Final, competitive teams placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each level of each Team Challenge will receive medals and trophies. In addition, the team receiving the highest score in Instant Challenge for each level of each Challenge when there is more than one team participating in that level will receive a medal for that accomplishment. Special Awards will also be awarded.

This season, ALL Illinois DI teams who hold an active membership number for Destination Imagination 2021-2022 are invited to participate in Global Finals, May 21-24, 2022 in Kansas City, Mo. This is an unheard of opportunity for teams to go to Globals, if they have not qualified in the past. Participation at Global Finals is a wonderful experience, and many teams who have attended before, would do it again if they qualified.  The ability to attend Global Finals is not a requirement to participate with ILDI at the local tournaments. 

2021-2022 ILDI Timeline

January 31, 2022 –  Team Clarification Deadline for Competitive teams to ask questions they may have about their Challenge. Please read the Published Clarification and info on Team Clarifications on the main DI Website. https://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/clarifications/

February 18, 2022 – Registration Deadline for teams planning to participate at the in-person Illinois Affiliate Tournament, including $100.00 fee.  Additional Fee of $250.00 per team if the team does not provide one adult (over 18 and NOT the Team Manager) Volunteer to act as an Official at the Tournament. 

February 26, 2022 – Optional event – date to submit an optional video of the Team Challenge to be scored, if possible, and scores received by March 15th. 

March 28, 2022 – Deadline for Submission for Online Tournament Data Forms, Expense Report, and Prep Checklist for all teams participating at the Affiliate Final.

April 2, 2022  – Illinois Destination Imagination Affiliate Final Tournament, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Campus.  IN – PERSON – Tournament from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

2022 ILDI Affiliate Final Schedule

April 3, 2022 – Virtual Awards online, beginning at noon. Trophies and medals to be delivered to the teams on Monday, April 4, 2022 (weather permitting)

May 21- 24, 2022 – Destination Imagination Global Finals – Kansas City, Mo. 


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