For those who dare to travel to new places!

In order to encourage team members to dare to explore, the Mid-Cities region has established an exciting award called the Magellan Award.

This award recognizes those kids who, over the years, have completed solutions to challenges in each of the SIX categories: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisation, Engineering, and Service Learning.  Named after Ferdinand Magellan, the first person credited with circumnavigating the globe, it reflects individual students’ efforts to travel to all of the Destinations in DI.

This is an individual award, not a team award. Team members may qualify by competing on multiple teams over the years.

The following are the rules for qualifying for the Magellan Award:

  • The current year’s challenges may be included as qualifying challenges, but the team member’s team must participate at this year’s regional tournament to receive the award.
  • The application must be submitted by the February 1, 2024.
  • Multiple challenge solutions per year are allowed.
  • Qualifying challenge solutions may be submitted at the EL, ML and SL levels.