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Pin Trading Pin Pals

No Destination Imagination tournament experience would feel complete without pin trading. You get to see so many different and creative designs, showcase your own, and even make a new friend or two.

For Global Finals 2021, we’re bringing the pin trading magic to you through our Pin Pals Program. Not only will you get to trade pins, but you can make life-long “pin pals” with teams from all around the world!

How Pin Pals Works

Each team that participates in our Pin Pals Program will be matched with one other team to exchange pins through mail. Every effort will be made to match Pin Pals from different states or countries, but this is subject to participation.

Teams should exchange one pin per team member on their Pin Pals team so that everyone has a pin. For example, if your Pin Pals team has 5 team members, you should send 5 pins (one per team member). We will make every effort to match teams that are in the same Challenge level and have the same number of team members, but this is also subject to participation. Pin trades beyond a single person per pin will be made at your own risk.

By signing up to be a Pin Pals team, you are committing to sending a package of pins to another randomly selected team. Your team will be responsible for all shipping costs, and will be able to select whether or not you’d like the chance to be paired with an international team. In return, your Pin Pals team will send you a curated package with pins. The surprise is part of the fun! The intent of the Pin Pals program is to make a connection with another team in the midst of this unique tournament year. 

This program is limited to Global Finals teams.

Ready to be a Pin Pal? Follow the steps below.

Step #1:
Register your team for Pin Pals. Team Managers will receive the registration link via email on May 26.
Registration closes June 7 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Step #2:
Receive your Pin Pals team on June 22.

Step #3:
Mail your Pin Pals team pins of your choice!
Pins must be sent by July 22. 

Step #4:
Join us from July 22-25 during virtual Global Finals to celebrate your amazing accomplishments this past year! Your team will have the opportunity to showcase your pins within the Cadence virtual platform!

Pin Pals Timeline

May 26–June 7
Registration for the Pin Pals Program will be open from May 26–June 7

June 22
Team Managers will receive their Pin Pals information on June 22

July 22
Pin Pals should mail their pins no later than July 22