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Rules of the Road Updates


The following are changes/updates to the 2011-2012 Rules of the Road.

 

 

Page 11 Noncompetitive Level: Rising Stars!®

c. Since it is noncompetitive, rules and regulations pertaining to the competitive Team Challenges do NOT apply to Rising Stars! teams. However, Team Managers and parents are strongly advised to abide by the Interference policy with their teams. They may teach skills to Rising Stars! participants, but they should allow the children to do the project themselves. In that way, the transition to the competitive Levels of DI will be easier for the team. There are Safety Guidelines in the Rising Stars! Challenge that the team must follow if they are participating in a Destination ImagiNation Tournament. Also, depending on the Tournament Site, there may be “site-specific” Safety Restrictions for Rising Stars! teams. Contact your Tournament Director for this information. Rising Stars! Teams follow the Rules of the Road and can spend up to $100.00

 

Page 19 Expense Report Categories

2.a Audio and visual equipment: “Boom boxes,” CD and tape players, mp3 players, iPods, karaoke machines, radios, portable microphones; speakers and amplifiers; projectors and screens; cameras; TVs, VCRs, DVD players; related hardware such as a cart used specifically and only to support the Audio-Visual equipment.

2.b. Computers and related equipment: Classroom, laptop, personal digital assistants (PDAs), handheld PCs, iPads, home computers and printers; related hardware such as a cart used specifically and only to support the computer; commercially produced and available software, as long as the product resulting from its use is of the team’s design. Basic stamps, PICs, PLCs or Lego Mindstorm® devices are not exempt.

 

Page 25 Instant Challenges

Each year, a variety of Instant Challenges are created. Some of the Challenges require divergent thinking (i.e., out of the box creativity), while others have been developed to emphasize teamwork and convergent thinking (i.e., in the box creativity).

 

Page 26 Instant Challenges

3.c If a Team Manager manages two teams in the same Team Challenge and the same Level, the Team Manager cannot go into the Instant Challenge room at the Tournament.

 

Page 31 Sample Scaled Scores

The specific Challenges group the Team Challenge scores differently for scaling.:

  • Challenge A: Each Central Challenge section is scaled separately. The Team Choice Element section is scaled separately from the Central Challenge section.

  • Challenge E: The Weight Held Ratio is scaled separately. The remaining Central Challenge elements are scaled together. The Team Choice Elements are scaled separately from the Central Challenge section.

  • Challenges B, C, D, projectOUTREACH: All Central Challenge scoring elements are scaled together. The Team Choice Elements section is scaled separately from the Central Challenge section.

  • After scaling, the scaled scores are added together and to the Instant Challenge scaled score to form the team’s final score.