Save the date! 

Lone Star Finals at the University of Texas at Arlington on March 24 and 25, 2023. 

The registration deadline will be set for Friday, March 3, 2023

Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2023 Lone Star Finals 


 2021-2022 Season 

Lone Star Finals Winners' Info- Please click to view. 

2022 Lone Star Finals Scores- click on the title to view. 

 TX DI Global Pin Images

TX DI Champion T-shirt Image  (only available to Lone Star Finals winners)- worn to the Closing Ceremony at Global Finals 2022

 T-shirt image- State T-shirt- worn to the Opening Ceremony at Global Finals 2022



Download the Lone Star Finals App. - The app will be a great resource to assist in navigating the tournament. The app will provide the team schedule, location, wristband details, awards ceremony info, parking, etc. 

  Lone Star Finals Team Competition Schedule 2022- click to view.

Please be sure you are aware of your on-site registration time. It's listed in the team manager resource area below. On-site registration is Friday only. 

Important Paperwork Request

We are working hard to make the tournament amazing for everyone involved. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need you to complete your online paperwork by Tuesday. 

We need to reduce the load placed on the scoring program by prepping teams prior to the tournament. Therefore we are asking EVERY team to: 

  1. Have paperwork submitted by 11:59 pm on Tuesday 3/22. 
  2. Prep Area appraisers will start previewing your tournament data forms and mark them complete so they can be sent to the scoring appraisers. 
  3. If there are any questions from the TDF’s the prep area appraiser will go over it with your team at the competition site. 
  4. Info: All tournament data forms from the regional tournaments transferred over to the State Tournament. Your team has the opportunity to make any changes or upgrades you would like. The prep area paperwork with the declaration of independence will be brand new and need to be filled out.

Texas DI High School Scholarship

Please share with your high school seniors! 

Sue Shanks Memorial Scholarship

This year we will be awarding one $5000 scholarship in memory of Sue Shanks our long-time Texas DI State Director. Sue loved DI and she really loved Instant Challenge so get your creative juices ready. 

Posting today on Sue’s birthday.

Due Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Get started by clicking on the link below. 

Important Letter to our Supporters from Emily Duke, State Director (click here to read)

The Lone Star Finals- State Tournament will be on March 25-26, 2022 at The University of  Texas at Arlington. The Award Ceremony will be at Globe Life Field- Texas Rangers

 All Destination Imagination teams advancing to the  Lone Star Finals will register online. The advancing team manager will need to sign in to their account to register.  Please check with your team's team manager for instructions. This information was provided to each advancing team manager and can also be found in the Team Manager Resource section below. 

State Tournament Registration Instructions and Price - The registration fee is $350.00 per team.  We highly encourage you to pay using a credit card or scan an official school district purchase order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to meet the March 8, 2022 deadline. Please be mindful of the current USPS issue and delays when making your payment decisions. The deadline is March 8, 2022. Teams will not be scheduled if payment and deadlines are not met. The step-by-step instructions can be found in the Team Manager Resource section below. 

Registration Invoice- If your school district is paying for multiple teams and would like one invoice, click on the registration invoice, fill it out, and print. 

Important Site Restrictions- 2022 Lone Star Finals 

  • No Glitter

   A team with glitter will be allowed to compete, however, any glitter not cleaned up by the team will result in an unsportsmanlike conduct deduction. This restriction includes common areas as well as the challenge sites.

  • No Water Guns
  • No Silly String
  • Dry Ice with approval

 Teams must email the State Director, Emily Duke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before 3/15/22 with their team number, challenge, level, and how they plan to handle and dispose of the dry ice. See Rules of the Road pg. 27


Team Photographer- There will be a professional photographer onsite to offer team pictures at The University Center from 8:00 -3:00 p.m.  He will also, take team pictures of the winners at the Award Ceremony.  The photographer will provide his business information for those that would like to purchase pictures online. Click here for a sample picture. Here is the email for the photographer- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Globe Life Field (Awards) Policy- has a no bag policy and no outside food or drink can be brought into the venue for events. Please note; they allow outside food for games, but not events. We will not be allowed to bring outside food into the stadium. The only exception is a medical/small diaper bag and 1 sealed water bottle. 

Globe Life Field (Awards)- Exit Plan- Parents will be asked to pick up and meet their team at West Marketplace (behind sections 104-110). It will be important to clear the building as quickly as possible. 

Globe Life Field (Awards)- Parking and Directions (click to view) Parking Lot R and Parking Lot B

Globe Life Field Bus Parking (Awards)- Buses will enter from E. Sanford Street and will exit via Cowboys Way post-event. 

Bus Parking- Buses will enter from E. Sanford Street and will exit via Cowboys Way post-event. 

Buses (as seen in the white- view map) will park diagonally on the West end of the lot. Our staff will be there to direct/facilitate this! Please click to view the map. 

The green space will be a coned-off walkway for teams to cross over to the Stadium. We will have crosswalk guards there as well. 

Lodging- The Sheraton Arlington Hotel, 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington TX 76011 is the hotel reserved for the appraisers. Teams are not to book rooms at this hotel. If a team books a room at this hotel, your team will not be scored. Please check with your school district for your team's travel needs and policies. Your school or team manager will be responsible for booking their lodging if needed. 

Required  Spectator Admission Wristband- Our tournament will be an in-person tournament. Therefore, all spectators will be required to purchase admission wristbands to gain entrance to all the tournament events that weekend. We strongly encourage you to purchase them in advance. 

Advance Purchase Spectator Wristbands- $15.00 ages 4 and up and 3 and under .01. The link is provided below.  No refunds are allowed. 

  • Contact your team manager to place an order with the team. The deadline to order with your team is March 8, 2022. (Your team manager will receive all  State merchandise during on-site registration). 
  • Purchase your spectator wristbands by using the link. ( A two wristband minimum is required and they will be mailed to you)  The deadline to order is March 14, 2022, using the provided link. 

Purchasing Wristbands On-Site- $20.00 ages 4 and up and ages 3 under free of charge. No refunds are allowed. 

  • Friday Wristband Sales-  The MAC on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 
  • Saturday Wristband Sales- The University Center on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Wristbands will not be sold outside of these times and locations. A wristband is required for all tournament events. They will not be sold at the Award Ceremony.  

Lone Star Finals- State Tournament Pins and T-shirts - pins and t-shirts are only available to teams certified to advance to the State Tournament. Please contact your team manager. Team managers can find step-by-step instructions by clicking here

 Printing an Invoice: The Team Manager will log into their account and open up their  2022 Lone Star Finals-State Tournament Registration. Select view statement to print your invoice or receipt. Please allow 2-3 business days to process if you submit a purchase order or mail a school check. No personal checks are allowed. Please see payment instructions within the State Tournament Registration Instructions. Please be mindful of the current USPS issue and delays and plan accordingly to meet the deadline of March 8, 2022. 

 Going to Globals- 1st-8th in each challenge A-E and level will be qualified as winners by Texas DI on Saturday, March 26, 2022, during the Award Ceremony. We will ask those teams to confirm your team's organization name, team name, team, number, and contact info for the team manager. We will also, ask you whether you are attending Global Finals. We will contact those attending Global Finals, the following week to provide state t-shirts, state pins, and TX Global pin information to those attending. Please be prepared to provide this information at the Awards if our team wins. 

Team Manager Resources (all blue areas are clickable items)

Lone Star Finals PowerPoint- Please click on the link to view the Lone Star Finals PowerPoint. This was provided to all certified Regional winners. 

Lodging for Teams- Texas DI does not have a contract or written agreement with the area's hotels.  Please follow your school district’s travel policies and research the hotel and the area based on your preference or school policy. 

 Pin Images (click on the link to view)     T-shirt image- (click on the link to view)

Onsite prices at the DIme Store- $4.00 pin (each) and $20.00 (each) sizes youth medium-adult Xlarge. $21 for XXL, $22, XXXL, and $23.00 4XL. Supply will be limited.  

Team Order Worksheet- Team Managers may use this worksheet to collect their team's order. Please note; a team order must be placed online and paid no later than March 8, 2022,  to be filled. 

TX DI State Tournament Registration Instructions- Please find the step-by-step registration instructions by clicking on the clickable blue area. The deadline to register and pay is March 8, 2022. 

TX DI State Tournament Team Order Instructions- Team Managers will use these instructions to assist them when purchasing state t-shirts, state pins, and spectator wristbands as a team. These items are optional and will be picked up at on-site registration on Friday. The deadline to order is March 8, 2021. You may purchase state t-shirts and pins on site. Prices will be slightly higher and supply will be limited.  Our office does not sell regional items. Please contact your region for all regional items. 

School District Sponsoring your Team Checklist- Team Managers will use the checklist to assist them when turning in their paperwork to their school district. An official P.O. or payment must be met by March 8, 2022, to secure the team's spot on the schedule. 

 Registration Invoice- If your school district is paying for multiple teams and would like one invoice, click on the registration invoice, fill it out, and print.

School District Vendor Approval- If your school district requires Texas Destination Imagination to be an approved vendor, please allow 7-14 business days to process your request. Please be aware of the registration deadline of March 8, 2022, and plan accordingly. You may submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (two weeks before March 8, 2022). 

School District Paying with Credit Card- A school district may click on the blue clickable link to pay for 3 or more teams. If you have less than 3 teams, please pay at Your team manager will be responsible for submitting invoices and receipts to their school district (see how to print invoices/receipts). 

 Completing Competition Paperwork Online - Please submit your paperwork by Tuesday, March 22, 2022, to help reduce the load on our system. 

Learn how to submit your challenge paperwork for our tournament on your dashboard. You will need to sign in to your team manager's Learning Module System account to access the video.  Be sure you complete and submit all paperwork before Friday, March 25, 2022. You will be providing a screenshot of your online checklist or paper copy at on-site registration/check-in. Please note; completing your competition paperwork on is a separate task from online tournament registration ( and on-site registration/check-in (UTA). You will complete all three tasks. 

Paperwork Checklist- Please review an example of the checklist. Your team manager will be provided this information on March 18, 2022, via email.  

On-site Registration Group Time-  The list is divided in alpha order by the school district (organization name). They’re listed below. We will only have our volunteers for one night. Therefore, it is important your teams register on Friday (see letter for details). Please note; this is for on-site registration. This is NOT the competition schedule. This is for Friday, March 25, 2022, On-site Registration. Please find your district in alpha order. See you on Friday! 

On-site Registration- (alpha order by organization name)

Group 1 Time 6:00-6:20 p.m. – Alice ISD- Crandall ISD

Group 2 Time- 6:30-6:50 p.m.- Cypress-Fairbanks ISD- Heart of TX Team

Group 3- Time- 7:00-7:20 p.m.- Heritage HS- Levelland ISD

Group 4- Time 7:30-7:50 p.m. Lewisville ISD- Round Rock

Group 5- Time 8:00-8:20 p.m. San Diego ISD- Wylie ISD

Example of Completed Paperwork Screenshot- Please click to view an example. You will bring a screenshot of your team's submitted paperwork to registration on Friday, March 25, 2022, during your assigned group time (see group times above). Please review the checklist for instructions. There is also, a how-to video on DII Learning Module System. See above. 

Onsite Challenge Check-In Table on Saturday, March 26, 2022- Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes early to check in at your challenge table. This is the time our appraisers will review the paperwork. Please bring your laptop in case you are given instructions to make changes. Please plan accordingly. 

Lone Star Finals- State Tournament FAQS-  We have gathered the most frequently asked questions. Please click on the blue clickable area to find the FAQs. 

Required Team Volunteer- Each team will supply an adult to volunteer for a three-hour shift. Please click on the blue clickable area for details and to sign your volunteer. 

Spectator Advance Purchase Admission Wristband Link- You can click on the clickable link to purchase spectator wristbands. A two wristband purchase minimum is required. The wristbands will be mailed to the purchaser.  The deadline to order is March 14, 2022. No refunds are allowed. 

Lone Star Finals Parking Pass- Click on the link and print the pass. 

Competition Sites- Click on in order to review. 

Itemized Receipt Example- Please click here to view a sample of what your registration and pre-sale (if applicable) itemized receipt should look like. You will print your copy from 


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