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Mission Statement

To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity. The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at tournaments.


Southwest DI is a regional chapter of Destination Imagination. We cover 40 counties and cities in southwestern Virginia. Our regional tournament generally takes place in Roanoke County.

Our counties/cities:

Alleghany Co., Bedford Co., Bland Co., Botetourt Co., Bristol, Buchanan Co., Campbell Co., Carroll Co., Charlotte Co., Covington, Craig Co., Danville Co., Dickenson Co., Floyd Co., Franklin Co., Galax, Giles Co., Grayson Co., Halifax Co., Henry Co., Lee Co., Lynchburg, Martinsville Co., Mecklenburg Co., Montgomery Co., Norton, Patrick Co., Pittsylvania Co., Pulaski Co., Radford, Roanoke City, Roanoke Co., Russell Co., Salem, Scott Co., Smyth Co., Tazewell Co., Washington Co., Wise Co., and Wythe Co.

Are you looking for a creative outlet? Do you like to solve problems? Do you get a kick out of watching kids come alive as they discover what they can do?

Then Destination Imagination might be just the thing for you! Destination Imagination (DI) helps kids break out of the tried and true to discover what they can do when their imaginations are given free reign. Parents can’t do it for them. This is all kids!

Every year, Destination Imagination comes up with some interesting and creative Challenges for kids to solve. Kids form teams under the supervision of a Team Manager and work on their solutions from fall to spring.

Then in spring, they compete in a regional tournament to show off their creative solutions. Winners advance to the state tournament, where they compete with other regional winners from all over Virginia. Winners at the state tournament advance to the global tournament, where they compete with teams from as far away as China!

Southwest DI needs adult volunteers (18+ years) to help with our regional tournaments in positions such as Challenge Masters, Appraisers, and Tournament Volunteers.

Interested? You will be trained in everything you need to know to perform your role, and you can dress up in a costume if you want to! If you’re into technology, structures, or science, drama (fine arts), creative problem solving, and working with kids of all ages, why not check us out?

Southwest DI could really use your help, and you might find out that you get back more than you give!!!




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