• Support Student Creativity!

    Make a donation and/or create a fundraiser to support Destination Imagination and other creativity programs in Michigan

    Give the Gift of SUPPLIES for an upcoming Destination Imagination Tournament:

    Sponsorship Opportunities for the State Tournament:

  • MICA Scholarship

    For High School Seniors graduating in the 2019-20 Academic Year

    All applicants of the Michigan Creativity Association scholarship must fulfill the following

    • A current High School Senior, graduating at the conclusion of the 2019-20 Academic Year
    • Planning to pursue a higher education at either a college/university, vocational school, or local education institution
    • Have participated in the Destination Imagination program, and participated in Destination Imagination tournament sanctioned by the Michigan Creativity Association

    Scholarship Deadlines:
    Scholarship applications may be submitted either electronically via email or by mail.

    EMAIL application
    Please email application materials to MichiganDestinationImagination@gmail.com by Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 11:59pm. Please include all materials in .pdf format only.


    MAIL application
    Please mail all application materials in a large envelope (8.5” x 11”, 9” x 13”, or larger), postmarked and mailed by February 17th, 2020 to the following address:


    MICA Scholarship Review Committee
    c/o Caitie McFarland
    6823 Saline Dr
    Waterford, MI 48329

  • About MICA

    The Michigan Creativity Association is driven by a state-wide network of 500+ volunteers, and governed by a 29-member Board of Directors.

    Volunteers Needed:

    Tournament Appraisers (one day for training, one for tournament)

    Tournament Volunteers (one day)

    Workshop / Training Volunteers (one day)

    Regional Challenge Masters (seasonal)

    Board Member (year-round)

  • Executive Officers

    of the Michigan Creativity Association Board of Directors:

    Executive Director

    Ted Grossnickle



    Kim Norris



    Kim Ostin


    Tournament Director

    Betsy Grossnickle


  • Challenge Masters

    for the Destination Imagination program:

    Scientific Challenge: Andrew Smith



    Technical Challenge: Brant Wood



    Engineering Challenge: Madison Laidlaw



    Fine Arts Challenge: Meg Grossnickle



    Improv Challenge: Dave Chamberlin



    Service Learning Challenge: Theresa Brestovansky



    Early Learners / Rising Stars Challenge: Michelle Alger



    Instant Challenge: Tonya Hernandez & Tessa Howard

    InstantChallenge@MIcreativity.org & InstantChallenge_Vice@MIcreativity.org


    Score Master: Abram Perkins


    Regional Directors

    Region 1 - Detroit Metro North: Jeri Altenberger



    Region 2 - Detroit Metro West: Catherine Filmore & Ginger Liemohn

    Region2@MIcreativity.org & Region2_Vice@MIcreativity.org


    Region 3 - Detroit Metro East: Amy Laidlaw



    Region 4 - West MI: Stefanie Kalmbach



    Region 5 - South / Central MI: Elaine Miller



    Region 6 - Northern MI & Thumb: Denise Cotter



    Region 7 - Upper Peninsula: Vacant

    Email Director@MIcreativity.org with info on getting involved in the Upper Peninsula


    Region 8 - City of Detroit: Amber Richmond


    Support Directors

    Alumni Director: Caitie McFarland



    Registration Director: Ella Perkins



    Sales Directors: Becky Kohanov & Becky Lubbers

    Sales_Design@MIcreativity.org & Sales_Operations@MIcreativity.org


    Special Projects Director: Mary Chamberlin

    Creative Challenge Day for Special Ed. Classrooms, Summer Creativity Camp, & Team Growth Initiatives



    Special Projects Director: Anna Grossnickle

    EXTREME Challenge, Summer Creativity Camp, & International Creativity Events



    Training Director: Deb McFarland



    Webmaster: Abram Perkins


    Advisory Positions

    Student Representative: Isa Cosme-Brooks


  • Meeting Minutes

    Quarterly Meetings are open to the public. Minutes from these meetings are below:


    The Michigan Creativity Association governing document may be found below:

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.

  • Board of Directors Application

    The following positions will be elected at the Spring 2020 Meeting:

    Affiliate Tournament Director, Treasurer, Region 3 Director, Region 7 Director, Engineering Challenge Master, Instant Challenge Master, Score Master, Registration Director, Public Relations Director


    Note: many of these positions may have incumbent members running for the spots, however, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Should you have any questions about getting involved on the Board of Directors, email Director@MIcreativity.org

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