Destination Imagination Announces Global Finals 2015 Winners

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Teams from China, Guatemala, Texas, and more take home first place trophies during Global Finals 2015 Closing Ceremony

Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, welcomes the crowd to the Global Finals 2015 Closing Ceremony.

[This event] is about providing students with the opportunity to learn from other cultures, while exploring their passions – from animation to space exploration - and improving their creative problem solving skills.

Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering students' curiosity, courage and creativity through open-ended STEM, fine arts and service learning Challenges, has officially announced the results of the 2015 Global Finals, including the top finishers for all team and instant challenges. In total, 27 teams from 13 U.S. states and four countries took home first place trophies.

“This year’s Global Finals was a record-setting event for Destination Imagination. We hosted 1,468 teams from across the U.S. and around the world that took on challenges that tested their creative, critical and collaborative thinking,” said Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, Inc.

Throughout the four-day event, teams at the elementary, middle, secondary and university level competed in team and Instant Challenges to determine their final standings. Team Challenges are broken down into six categories – Technical, Scientific, Structural, Fine Arts, Improvisational and Service Learning. Teams from the following states and countries placed first in this year’s Global Finals:

  •     China
  •     Colorado
  •     Guatemala
  •     Indiana
  •     Massachusetts
  •     Minnesota
  •     Missouri
  •     New Hampshire
  •     New Jersey
  •     Ohio
  •     Ontario
  •     Singapore
  •     Texas
  •     Virginia
  •     Wisconsin

For the full results of Global Finals 2015, please visit http://www.globalfinals.org/results/.

“This event is about more than the competition aspect,” said Cadle. “It is about providing students with the opportunity to learn from other cultures, while exploring their passions – from animation to space exploration - and improving their creative problem solving skills.”

For more information about Destination Imagination, and its mission and events, visit http://www.destinationimagination.org/

About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The most popular education offering is the Challenge Program, where student teams solve open-ended STEM, arts and service learning Challenges and present their solutions to trained appraisers. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. To learn more, please visit http://destinationimagination.org.

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Heather Ripley
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865-977-1973

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