What is Odyssey of the Mind?1
TeamworkStudents develop team-building skills by working in groups of as many as seven students per team.
Problem SolvingStudents learn to examine problems and to identify the real challenge without limiting the possible solutions and their potential success.
Creative ThinkingThe creative-thinking process is nurtured and developed as a problem-solving tool.
Thinking Outside the BoxStudents 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. I – IV) and $20 (Primary). Additional Tournament information can be found on our Tournament page.
The State registration is a separate fee, $80.00, and is per Membership (not per team).
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.