What is Odyssey of the Mind?

1
Teamwork
Students develop team-building skills by working in groups of as many as seven students per team.
2
Problem Solving
Students learn to examine problems and to identify the real challenge without limiting the possible solutions and their potential success.
3
Creative Thinking
The creative-thinking process is nurtured and developed as a problem-solving tool.
4
Thinking Outside the Box
Students of all types will find something that will appeal to them.

Fees to Participate

There are 3 fees (2 Membership Fees + 1 Per Team).

The National Membership cost is $135 and allows the school to field up to one team per competitive problem per division. Additional fee information for additional teams can be found at OM National website.

Division I — Grades K-5

Division II — Grades 6-8

Division III — Grades 9-12

Division IV — Collegiate

OM Membership Registration for Long-Term Competition is available at Odyssey of the Mind website. Once registered you will have access to Long-term Problems, forms, program guide and many other materials online. Don’t forget to register your team once it is formed.

Regional Tournament per Team cost is $70 (Div 1-3) and $20 (Primary). Additional Tournament information can be found on our Tournament page.

The State registration is a separate fee, $75.00, and is per Membership (not per team).

Overview

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages.

Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is the largest worldwide creative problem-solving competition for children from Kindergarten through college. OotM’s mission is to foster the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The program teaches that great minds don’t necessarily think alike – and often march to different drummers; that there are no right answers; that creative solutions come from teamwork, cooperation and risk-taking.

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