Dear Team Managers, School Coordinators, Officials, and all,

   Our 2020-21 DI Timeline has been formulated by DIHQ to include all aspects of a competition – from paperwork, to explaining details to appraisers.  Please mark your calendars, share the timeline with all Team Members and their families, and enjoy the ride. This is new to everyone world-wide.  We will all get through this together!!

   We will all have questions along the way.  If Steffenie, Scott or I cannot answer them, we will find someone who can.  We look forward to helping our teams succeed and learn amazing new problem solving skills!

All the best to each and every one!!

Kim Bejot – Co-Affiliate Director

Tournament Timeline

November 1st, Challenges released will be:  Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning, Rising Stars.  The other two will be available soon after that.


All TC and IC will be pre-recorded.

All will be submitted to a central location through the Resource Area and will be in You Tube format.

All team paperwork will also be uploaded to the Resource Area.

All will be appraised Virtually.

There will be more information on how to do this at the appropriate time.

Appraising at a Virtual Tournament

Challenge Masters will create a group email so they can communicate, answer questions, discuss special awards, etc.

The Appraisal Team will come together virtually before they Appraise the Team Challenges.

All Appraisers assigned to an Appraisal Team will complete the online trainings.

Appraisal Teams can view together and score together or score on their own time without the other Appraisers.  Deadlines are not negotiable.

Teams will have an additional video where team members will explain general questions that most Appraisers ask.

All Appraisers will appraise using Mobile Scoring.  All Appraisers will need access to a device (laptop, etc).  Training on Mobile Scoring will be available in December.

IC and Improv Unknown Release Dates:

Released Due

IC #1 1-15-21 1-18-21 Nebraska teams will use this for practice only and NOT submit online.

Unknown #1 1-22-21 1-25-21 Nebraska teams will use this for practice only and NOT submit online.

IC #2 2-5-21 2-8-21 Nebraska teams will use this for practice only and NOT submit online.

Unknown #2 2-12-21 2-15-21 Nebraska teams will use this for practice only and NOT submit online.

Nebraska teams will use the following IC/Unknown for competition and will submit online as directed.

IC #3 3-5-21 3-8-21

Unknown #3 3-12-21 3-15-21

For every Team Challenge, there will be one Instant Challenge.  ICs will have 3 lists, to include Connectors, Controllers, and Extenders.  Teams will choose from the lists of materials given and use those materials in solving their IC, either in person as a team, or virtually.

Nebraska will follow the following timeline:

Competitive IC #3  Released March 5/Due March 8

Improv Unknowns #3 Released March 12/Due March 15

March 9th Submission deadline for paperwork for Instant Challenge

March 9-15  IC Prep Appraisers review paperwork from each team so they know everything is submitted correctly.  

March 16-18 IC teams fix anything from Prep Review

March 19th Team Challenge submission deadline

March 19-27 IC Appraised

March 20th Submission deadline for paperwork for all Team Challenges

March 20-21 TC Prep Appraisers review paperwork from each team

March 22-23 TC teams fix issues in Prep Review

March 24-27 TC Appraised

March 27 Raw scores submitted by Appraisal Teams

March 29 Appeals Deadline

March 31 Dialogues completed

April 1 Special Awards nominations deadlines

April 2 Special Awards determined

April 3 Final Scores reported and posted

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