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Registration WILL REOPEN ON SEPT 1, 2019

Double check your region before registration!

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GLOBAL FINALS IN KANSAS CITY!!!

Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination season.

DI teams that advance past Regional and Affiliate (state/country) Tournaments are invited to participate in Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student creativity. In May, 1,100+ of the top-scoring DI teams from 45+ U.S. states and 14+ countries will gather in Kansas City, Missouri to showcase their innovative Challenge solutions. More than 17,000 people attend the event each year. The scheduled festivities include the Destination Imagination Tournament, interactive exhibits, pin trading, skills workshops, international events and more.

Global Finals in Kansas City was a success!  See you there in 2020!

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New and Different requirements for Appraisers!  Please read very carefully!

Appraiser Policy: updated 8/10/19

Nebraska DI requires each team to provide a minimum of (1) Appraiser to attend Training, and to participate at their Regional and Affiliate Finals Tournaments. NO EXCEPTIONS!

AFFILIATE FINALS IS MARCH 28TH, 2020 IN KEARNEY, NEBRASKA.

It is highly recommended that each team also have an additional trained, participating Appraiser.  This will ensure that our tournaments are adequately staffed.  Teams that do not provide a trained, participating Appraiser may be subject to penalty, to be determined by Tournament Directors.

If your team does not advance to Affiliate Finals, your Appraiser’s participation at Affiliate Finals is optional, though greatly appreciated.

All Appraisers must complete mandatory face-to-face training each year.

It is the responsibility of the Team Manager to recruit at least one volunteer to serve as an appraiser for each team they manage.  Choose carefully as Appraisers will not be allowed to leave assigned post to watch any performances throughout the tournament day.  Appraisers must be able to turn off cell phone during performances–please do not recruit anyone that would be “on call” for their employment.  They are not allowed to leave during performances to ensure scoring consistency.

All Appraisers must be finalized and registered by January 15, 2020 on registeryourteam.org, NO changes after this date will be allowed.  After registration is closed and the Appraiser(s) are finalized, they will receive an email within 7-10 days with a link to Verified Volunteers.  This is a TIME SENSITIVE email.  This application must be submitted within 72 hours and pass the certification process before acceptance is guaranteed to participate in any NE DI Tournament.  If your Appraisers have had a recent background check through another reputable source, please see Affiliate Director for approval.

Mandatory Face to Face Appraiser training will be held in each region after January 15, 2020 and prior to the Regional Tournament.  Additional Online Training information is available.  All Training details will be emailed to each Appraiser and announced on the website and our Facebook page.

If your Appraisers are unable to attend Mandatory training and complete online training, they will not be certified to Appraise at either Tournament.  Both training opportunities (face to face and any related online training) are required for Appraisers to be certified.

Teams that do not provide a trained, participating Appraiser for their Regional Tournament may be subject to penalty, to be determined by Tournament Directors. No Exceptions!

Teams that do not provide a trained, participating Appraiser for the Affiliate Tournament may be subject to penalty, to be determined by Tournament Directors. No Exceptions!

Please choose your appraiser(s) carefully; make sure they understand the appraiser is directly responsible for impacting the team if they don’t show up!

We have had to take these steps to ensure we can properly staff our tournaments and ensure scoring is fair and equitable.

Appraisers will be given an official badge and shirt to wear at Regional Tournaments and if the team advances, to Affiliate Finals.  Badges and shirt must be worn at all tournaments and be visible to adhere to the Youth Protection Policy and Procedure.

Team Appraisers do not appraise at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

Rising Star teams are not required to provide a team appraiser.

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New Child Protective Policy!

Please review!

Child Protective Policy, please click below!

DI Youth Protection Policy

 All NE DI officials and Team Managers will be required to have credentials (supplied by NE DI) and will be required to wear them at all times during regional and Affiliate Finals.

 Security will also be pronounced at tournaments as NE DI will be proactive in the safekeeping of all participants.

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Do you have a great PIN and Shirt Theme idea for next season?

Ready to design?  See below for some things to keep in mind!

Send your ideas to Donna:

Donna Robinson:  donna@jclarknoble.com

See below for things to keep in mind!

Go to this blog and read the latest on how to design a great pin!

https://www.destinationimagination.org/blog/how-to-create-an-awesome-and-legal-pin

Copyright/Trademark Declaration for Affiliate Use 
The use of any Copyrighted or Trademarked art or logos without the written permission of the owner or organization on pins, shirts or merchandise is not sanctioned or condoned by  NCAPS-Nebraska Creative Association of Problem Solvers

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