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

Texas Destination Imagination- Lone Star Finals 2023 App is now available!  The schedule can be accessed within the app along with a wealth of information. 

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

Join our Texas Destination Imagination Facebook group for the latest alerts to our newly added information. 

If you are a team manager, please review the Team Resource Tab as well. 

Please visit our Award Ceremony Tab for more information. 

  Dining Flyer - Clickable Link  (options and hours)

Challenge Locations- Clickable Link. Please note; locations are subject to change if needed. 

The Lone Star Finals- State Tournament will be on March 24-25, 2023 at The University of  Texas at Arlington. The Award Ceremony will be at  Choctaw Stadium in Arlington (formerly Texas Ranger's Ballpark). 

Team Photos needed for the Lone Star Finals Award Ceremony (clickable link)- Please submit your team photos prior to Monday, March 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. 

Graduating Senior Photos- needed for the Lone Star Finals Award Ceremony - Please submit your senior photos prior to Monday, March 20, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. 

 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. 

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 3, 2023 deadline. Please be mindful of the current USPS issue and delays when making your payment decisions. The deadline is March 3, 2023. 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. Unfortunately, our deadline is not flexible. We have an army of volunteers who help us plan and execute our tournament. Therefore, we value their volunteer time which is based on our deadline. Thank you for supporting our volunteers' time by meeting the deadlines. We want to provide the best tournament experience for both our volunteers and your team(s). 

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- 2023 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 3/15/23 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

 Lodging Restrictions- The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2700 E Lamar, and Double Tree Hilton Arlington DFW Hotel- 1507 N Watson 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.

Team Lodging- 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- 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 (clickable link to purchase)- $15.00 (each) for ages 3 and under are free of charge.  No refunds are allowed.

Option A: Contact your team manager to place an order with the team, if your school district is paying for them. The deadline to order with your team is March 3, 2023. Your team manager will receive all  State merchandise during on-site registration. These wristbands will NOT be mailed to you. Please order using the link in order to receive them prior to the tournament (see option B). We recommend option B. 

Option B: 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 15, 2023, using the provided link. 

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

  • Friday Wristband Sales-  The MAC on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 
  • Saturday Wristband Sales- The University Center on Saturday, March 25, 2023, 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 can be found below (TX DI State Tournament Team Order Instructions). 

 Printing an Invoice: The Team Manager will log into their account and open up their  2023 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 3, 2023. 

 Going to Globals- 1st-6th in each challenge A-E and level will be qualified as winners by Texas DI on Saturday, March 25, 2023, 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. Additional information will be posted after March 3, 2023. 

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. Arlington CVB has provided a list of hotels in the area as a resource. Rates and availability are subject to change. TX DI does not have a block or contract with these hotels. Please book your rooms early. Luke Combs, Entertainer of the Year will be in concert that same weekend. Rooms will fill up fast. 


Onsite prices at the DIme Store- $4.00 pin (each) and $20.00 t-shirt (each). Supply will be limited.  Locations:  Friday, March 24, 2023, at the MAC from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the University Center from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Credit cards are preferred. Cash will be accepted. No personal checks. 

Silent Auction- The TXDI Silent Auction is NOW OPEN for online bidding! Check it out at fundraiser.bid/txdi2023. Lots of pin sets and other merch. Or stop by the Palo Duro Lounge in the University Center and enter the Pin Raffle or browse the extensive Global Finals Tshirt sale. ALL proceeds benefit Texas DI Scholarships!!

Team Order Worksheet-  Team Managers may use this worksheet to collect their team's order. Please note; a team order must be placed online (registeryourteam.org) and paid no later than March 3, 2023,  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 3, 2023. 

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 3, 2023. 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 3, 2023, 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 it.

School District Vendor Approval- If your school district requires Texas Destination Imagination to be an approved vendor,  the team manager will log into their registeryourteam.org account and print a copy of our W--9 form.  If your school needs more information, please provide 7-10 business days to process your request. Please be aware of the registration deadline of March 3, 2023, and plan accordingly. You may submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (7-10 business days before March 3, 2023). 

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 fewer than 3 teams, please pay at registeryourteam.org. Your team manager will be responsible for submitting invoices and receipts to their school district (see how to print invoices/receipts). Payment must be made prior to March 3, 2023. 

Competition Sites- Click on these in order to review. Subject to change if needed. 

Lone Star Finals Parking Pass- Click on the link and print the pass. All teams, spectators, and volunteers must have a parking pass. 

Lone Star Finals Parking Instructions/Map for UTA- clickable link 

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 registeryourteam.org 

 Texas Destination Imagination High School Senior Scholarship- click here to learn more. 

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 grew Texas DI into the hugely successful program we participate in today. She loved seeing teams’ solutions and especially enjoyed watching the teams grow from elementary into middle and secondary team members. She was an “out of the box” thinker before it was popular and understood the impact the Destination Imagination program would have on the youth of Texas. 

So go channel your inner Sue Shanks and knock our socks off with your ingenuity!! Click here to apply. 

Sue Shanks Memorial Scholarship Requirements

  1. You must be a high school senior entering college in the fall.
  2. You must have participated in DI for at least 2 years including this year. 
  3. You must be participating as a team member in this year’s 2023 Lone Star Finals
  4. Digital submission is due by 11:59 pm on Monday, March 20, 2023
  5. The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the Lone Star Finals awards ceremony
  6. 3D representations could be included in the slide presentation shown at the awards ceremony. 
  7. The winner of the 2023 Sue Shanks Scholarship will be asked to bring their 3D representation to the Lone Star Finals awards ceremony where it will be shown as the winner is announced.

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