Region I (Far North) Tournament

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:00am


Welcome to another exciting ILDI season! 
We look forward to seeing how each team creatively tackles this years' challenges!

2017-2018 Season Upcoming Dates:



  • IC BLitz -Jan 2018 -Date and Location TBA
  • Appraiser Training Feb 10th, 2018 (Viking Middle School, Gurnee)
  • Region 1 Regional Tournament March 3rd, 2018 (Viking Middle School, Gurnee)
  • Affiliate Tournament March 24th, 2018

2017-2018 Season Tournament Fee:

Early Bird Registration Fee  - $100.00 per team

  Team completes Regional Tournament registration and provides Tournament Appraiser information by January 15th, 2018

   Registration fee - $150.00 per team

 Team registers for Regional Tournament after January 15th, 2018  deadline but still provide a Tournament Appraiser who attends Feb 10th  training and March 3rd 2018 Tournament

 Registration without Appraiser -

Registration fee- $250.00

 If a Team is unavailable to supply an Appraiser by Feb 1st 2018  for Official Appraiser training must pay  full price

Tournament Registration Close date: Feb 15th,2018


  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • High school students may appraise in non-scoring roles
  • Must participate in an  official ILDI Appraiser Training to be certified to appraise or officiate
  • In order to Appraise at the Affiliate Tournament, you must have already been an appraiser at a Regional Tournament.
  • Appraisers must make a full day commitment to ensure transparent and fair scoring at each Challenge site. Challenge sites typically run from 7AM to 4:30 PM at the latest.

Additional Information

  • Each team must have one adult represent their DI team as an appraiser.
  • Appraising is usually a two-day commitment. One Saturday training in February AND your Regional Tournament in March.
  • You need no prior ILDI experience or knowledge. You will be trained and work with a team of officials.
  • YOU MUST ATTEND ONE Official ILDI TRAINING ( see the Calendar for this year’s specific training dates). 
  • If you are representing a team and are a parent of one of the team members, you cannot be assigned to your child’s challenge. You will not be able to see their performance and will be assigned a challenge elsewhere at the tournament.
  • If you are a team manager or team member, you will make a great appraiser but may NOT work in Instant Challenge OR the Challenge you are managing or participating in.
  • As an appraiser, you can enjoy knowing you have helped provide an outlet for creativity in children. You will also receive a niffty Tee and an official’s luncheon and snack on tournament day!
  • If you are representing a team, you will need to know your team’s number to register.  Appraisers are assigned as they register so jobs are assigned as a 1st come -1st serve. Register early to get your choice.
  • All Appraiser info is due on Feb 1st. Independent Appraisers not representing a team must also be registered by Feb 1st. **NOTE: Appraisers registering earlier are MORE LIKELY to be assigned the position they requested. The later you register, the less likely you will be placed where you choose. We will make every effort to assign appraisers based on their 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice.
  • You will be sent via email your assignment and all necessary materials and directions on the upcoming training sessions. Please double check to make sure your email address is correct.

Note: Please take your 2-day commitment seriously. If you sign up, please follow through and attend the Saturday training. This program teaches kids commitment and teamwork. We expect the adults to set the example. Teams without an appraiser must pay a $250 Registration fee by the Regional Appraiser Training in February. Any team whose registered appraiser does not show up at the training will be invoiced for the full price of 250.00. A team will be allowed to present their solution, but will not be scored unless all fees are paid in full! We have often seen teams hurt because adults did not take their commitment seriously. Please understand that we have this policy only because ILDI is run totally by volunteers and we can’t provide tournaments without the help of each team. We would much rather have the volunteers – not the money. This is a small investment of your time and talents to do something to help a great group of kids have an experience they will never forget! Thank you.

Regional Director   Maria Rytting     Click here to e-mail the Regional Director


2017 Challenges

A : Technical  Maze Craze

B :  Scientific Unlikely Attraction

C :  Fine Arts  Change of Tune

D :  Improvisational  Treasure!

E :  Engineering Drop Zone
PO: Project Outreach Inside Impact
RS: Rising Stars Friends Everywhere