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Payment Process & Deadlines

Step 1

Affiliate Directors certify eligible teams to attend Global Finals.

Step 2

Team Managers receive an email which will direct them to accept or decline their invitation to Global Finals.

Step 3

Team Managers register online and pay a $1,500 deposit. This must be completed within two weeks after the team’s Affiliate Tournament.

Step 4

The deadline for Team Managers to register names of all Global Finals attendees is May 1, 11:59 p.m. EST. Please note that any additional attendees who register after May 1 will be able to register on-site with a valid ID and Team Number. (A processing fee of $25 per person will be assessed for anyone applying for credentials on-site.)

Step 5 (Forms)

Our forms will be avaiable in March. Please check back then.

Important Deadlines


The most important date to remember is Friday May 1, 2020.  This is the deadline for all Global Finals services, including online registration, credential signups, pre-ordered food selections and hotel blocks.

Cancellation Policies

Changes can be made to team registrations until May 1, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
To avoid all additional penalties, all team registrations must be completed by this date. Remember that your team’s deposit of $1,500 is due two weeks after your Affiliate Tournament. A balance is permitted to be carried to the event, but registrations paid in full by May 1 will be eligible for express registration on-site.

Team Late Registration

If the team registers after May 1, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, there will be an additional $500 penalty. Registration fees, including the additional $500 penalty, must be paid immediately and in full.

Team Late Cancellation

If the team cancels before May 1, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Destination Imagination will refund 50% of the $1,500 deposit (i.e., $750). Starting May 2, no refunds will be issued for cancelled teams. If the deposit is not paid by May 1, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, the team will automatically be cancelled and Team Late Registration rules will be enforced if the team would like to be reinstated. Refunds for cancellations prior to May 1, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time will be processed 6 to 8 weeks after the event, less cancellation fee of $750. Cancellation fees are not transferable.

Credentials After the Deadline

If a team needs additional credentials that are not entered through online registration by May 1, there will be a $25 processing fee per credential and proper forms and identification will be required on-site. To avoid significant wait times on site and additional fees, please have all attendees registered before May 1.