Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages. Teams of students select a problem, create a solution, then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem and division.

Volunteers are needed for Odyssey of the Mind coaches, judges, and volunteers!! Each team is required to have a tournament “Judge” and a tournament “Volunteer.” The Judge is required to attend training on February 8 from 8:30 to 3:30 (lunch provided) to become a Certified Judge and must work at the tournament all day on March 1 in Chapel Hill.

The Volunteers will need to work for three-hour time slots on tournament day and do not go to the all-day training. This is a rewarding opportunity for potential Judges and Volunteers—these kids are amazing! Our teams will be penalized if we do not provide these volunteers and judges so please help if you can.

Important Dates:

Coaches Training: October 26

Spontaneous Fairs (There are two identical sessions): January 25 at 8:00AM OR: 12:00PM

Judges Training: February 8 (required for all judges)

Regional Tournament: March 1

State Tournament: April 5 at Wingate University


For more information please contact OM@jeffreysgrovepta.org.