Region I (Far North) Tournament

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

Registration is OPEN! The registration website is

  You can view this screencast for instructions on using the registration site:

For technical questions about the website, contact Dain Elman at

Appraisal Registration

Once your Resource account is updated with Challenge Level, Challenge Selection, and TM info, your team information is then sent over to the Registration site so Tournament planning can finally begin! DI Resource site

When you have all of your team info entered in the DI Resource site, head on over to  to begin your team Tournament Registration! 

  • ·       Early Bird Rate of 100.00 ends Jan 20th! To qualify for this rate, teams must have Team Member info, Team Manager Info, Appraiser Info, and make payment arrangements by Jan 20th. If you Register by Jan 20th and choose not to provide an Appraiser for tournament, the cost is 250.00
  • ·       After Jan 20th, the Registration rate is 150.00 for teams who provide a Tournament Appraiser who attends Training and Tournament Day or 250.00 for teams who choose not to recruit a team Tournament Appraiser. 

Please Note:  If your teams' registered Appraiser does NOT attend training or fails to appear for the tournament the non-Appraiser fee will be applied. Please express the importance that they honor their commitment to the team. Stop by the registration table for your TM packet and verify no additional fees are needed before proceeding to competition check-in.  All fees must be paid to receive scores.

Registration will close Feb 15th, 2018 so we can begin working on the Tournament Schedule.

1. Verify your team information is CORRECT and UPDATED on the Resource site:     

  • Team name entered 
  • Team Challenge entered
  • Team level entered

2. Visit to enter the below information

  • Team member information complete 
  • Team Manager Information completed
  • Team Appraiser information completed: Committed Appraisal volunteer who completes Regional Feb 10th training and attends tournament on Mar 3rd all-day 
  • Each section of online Registration must be  ✔ as completed.

3. Pay Tournament Fees

  • Payments questions should be directed to
  • Mail payment to :    ILDI Treasurer 503 Jennifer Lane,  Grayslake IL 60030.

Volunteer Staff Member Requirement:

Tournaments would not be possible without the many volunteers that give their time to this program. On top of providing 1 Tournament Appraiser, each team is also required to provide 1 Tournament Volunteer staff member.  Your team tournament volunteer staff member will choose which time shift and slot they will cover from a SignUp Genius signup. Don't fret, ALL roles are super simple, 2-4 hour shifts and only require a positive attitude for success! Volunteers are only required to sign up for 1 volunteer time slot but are more than welcome to volunteer for multiple time slots ... we will not turn away anyone willing to work extra!  

Volunteer Staff Member  Sign up GeniusThe link will OPEN Monday, Feb 19th,2018  and will CLOSE for processing Wednesday, Feb 28th, 2018.


  •       Must be at least 18 years or older
  •       Have a positive attitude---and a silly hat 
  •       Must participate in an official ILDI Appraiser Training by the designated cut off date to be certified to appraise or officiate. RS Appraisers are exempt from training, but welcome to attend if so inclined!
  •       Appraisers must make a full day commitment on tournament day to ensure transparent and fair scoring at each Challenge site. Challenge sites typically run from 7AM to 4:30 PM at the latest.
  •  DI Alum High school students 15 and older may appraise in non-scoring roles(RS Appraiser) -Limited roles. Please contact your Tournament Director

Additional Information

  • -Every team MUST have one adult volunteer representing their DI team as a Tournament Appraiser and one adult volunteer representing their team as Tournament Day Volunteer Staff Member.
  •  -Appraising is a two-day commitment. One Saturday training in February AND Regional Tournament in March.
  • -Volunteer Staff Members do not require Training. Fun and simple 2-4 hour shifts that only require a positive attitude to be successful!
  • -Everything you need to know will be taught to you at Appraiser Training on Feb 10th, 2018.
  • -You may not be assigned to your own child/family member's challenge site. 
  • -To ensure transparent and fair scoring at each Challenge site, Appraisers may only leave during scheduled breaks. This means the team volunteer  Appraiser will not get to see their team perform.
  • -If you are a team manager, you will make a great appraiser but may NOT work in Instant Challenge OR the Challenge you are managing.
  • -You will receive a nifty Tee and an official’s luncheon and snack on tournament day!
  • -Knowing your team’s membership number and Team Manager name will help ease  Appraisal Registration. 
  • -All Appraiser info is due on Feb 1st so we can properly prepare for training.

Thank you once again for your continued support of IL Destination Imagination and Good Luck to each of your team(s)!

 ILDI Region 1 Tournament Team

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

Upcoming Dates:

  • IC BLitz -Jan 2018 -Date and Location TBA
  • Early Bird Deadline Jan 20th,2018
  • Appraiser Training Feb 10th, 2018 (Viking Middle School, Gurnee)
  • Tournament Registration closes Feb 15th, 2018 so our Volunteer team can start preparing!
  • Region 1 Regional Tournament March 3rd, 2018 (Viking Middle School, Gurnee)
  • Affiliate Tournament March 24th, 2018

2017-2018 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