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Odyssey of the Mind has been the world’s greatest creative problem-solving program since its beginning, in 1978. What started as a project for students in a single industrial design class has grown into a world-wide program that has reached multiple generations, allowing students to learn, develop, and employ skills related to teamwork, resource management, designing and making, divergent thinking, and so much more. Odyssey of the Mind provides students with a place to learn today’s creative problem-solving skills while having fun!

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Odyssey News and Updates

April 21, 2021

Two important General Clarifications have been issued for Problem 4: “It’s A Trap!” teams competing in 2021 Virtual World Finals. Please read immediately and share with your fellow OMers.


March 9, 2021

A General Clarification has been posted for ALL long-term problems, relating to the recording of performance videos for virtual competition.


March 4, 2021

Helpful links regarding how to combine performance and explanation videos for virtual tournaments have been added to the Virtual Team Resources page, which can be found under the Teams tab.


February 22, 2021

Problem-specific explanation video guidelines have been posted in the Virtual Tournament Procedures. The lists for each problem are key components that judges must be able to see and understand to score teams effectively. This list is only for teams performing virtually.


February 9, 2021

Program-wide General Clarifications have been posted for ALL Long-Term Problems and a problem-specific General Clarification has been posted for Problem 5: Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger


January 25, 2021

Several General Clarifications have been posted for Long-Term Problems recently. Teams should check the Clarifications section of our website often to understand any refinements or additional insights into their problem limitations and requirements.


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