NExT Magellan Award
This award recognizes those students who, over the years, have completed solutions to challenges in each of the 6 competitive categories. Named after Ferdinand Magellan, who is famous for circumnavigating the globe, it reflects an individual student’s 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 different types of challenges are:
Challenge A - Technical (Ex: Dig In, In the Zone, )
Challenge B - Science (Ex: Going to Extremes, Wind Visible)
Challenge C - Fine Arts (Ex: Game On, Feary Tales, Laugh Art Loud, In Disguise)
Challenge D - Improv (Ex: Head’s Up, Treasure!, Improv Games)
Challenge E - Engineering/Structure (Ex: Monster Effects, The Tension Builds, Twist-O-Rama)
Challenge PO - Service Learning (Ex: Pitch and Play)
Challenge history for each type of Challenge may be viewed here.
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 received by February 2.
Multiple Challenge solutions per year are allowed.
Qualifying Challenge solutions may be submitted at the EL, ML and SL levels.