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Where Ideas come to life

Destination Imagination is a creative problem-solving program that encourages students to collaborate, think innovatively, and tackle diverse challenges. It empowers young minds to explore their potential and apply critical thinking in fun and engaging ways. Through teamwork and creative solutions, participants develop essential life skills.


2023-2024 Challenges


The Technical Challenge pushes students to design and build complex machinery, fostering engineering and problem-solving skills.


In the Scientific Challenge, students explore the wonders of science while conducting experiments and developing innovative solutions.

Fine Arts

With the Fine Arts Challenge, students express themselves through visual and performing arts, embracing creativity and artistic talent.


The Improv Challenge encourages quick thinking and teamwork as students create spontaneous performances and stories on the spot.


In the Engineering Challenge, students construct structures and mechanisms that demonstrate precision and imaginative design.

Instant Challenge

Instant Challenge is a spontaneous, time-sensitive task that challenges teams to think on their feet and collaboratively devise creative solutions to surprise problems.


Extreme Challenge presents teams with intricate, open-ended problems that require innovative solutions, testing their creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking.

Rising Stars

Rising Stars is a program within Destination Imagination designed for younger students, introducing them to creative problem-solving and teamwork in a fun and age-appropriate manner, nurturing essential skills for future challenges.

Service Learning

For those with a flair for storytelling and innovation, the Project Outreach Challenge combines community impact and creative storytelling.

Welcome to Destination Imagination

About Our Program

since 1998

Our mission is to ignite and nurture the creative spark within every student, equipping them with the skills and confidence to innovate, collaborate, and thrive in an ever-changing world.

Founded in 1998, Northwest Plains has been inspiring and challenging students in our region for decades, fostering creativity and problem-solving through hands-on, team-based challenges.

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Alumni Spotlight

Barbara Quinn

1986-1990 – OM

“Being a part of this creative thinking program; it prepared me to make life decisions quickly. These skills allowed me to build two businesses and share my love for the program with the public.”