Teams may now view the rules for participating in Virtual World Finals 2020!
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A brief announcement from Odyssey of the Mind’s Executive Director, Sammy Micklus, regarding changes to 2020 World Finals, and a letter to teams.

Odyssey of the Mind was, is, and always shall be about finding new ways to solve problems. Sometimes those are Long-Term Problems that allow us to take many months to understand a problem and generate solutions. Sometimes they’re Spontaneous problems with tight limitations and short time frames that keep us on our toes and test how we handle ourselves in the moment. COVID-19 has appeared as our biggest spontaneous problem and as a solution we have decided to move 2020 World Finals from the campus of Iowa State University to the virtual world of the internet. This is a continuation of World Finals, not a cancellation, with a change of venue and procedures in response to a changing world.

With so many OMers being out of school and seeking new ways of staying active and engaged, we’ve created a
Home Creative Problem Solving Resources Page
to present a collection of activities offered by ourselves and our partners.
Check back each day to see what’s added to the Spontaneous section of this page!

Odyssey of the Mind™ is excited to announce a new partnership with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Starting with the 2019-2020 tournament year, ARM & HAMMER™ will be sponsoring a problem where students will need to use Baking Soda as a key element in their solution and performance. This exciting partnership will support one of Odyssey of the Mind’s continuing goals, to encourage students to see the world around them in new ways and to make use the ordinary to imagine and create something extraordinary


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