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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If this is your first visit, we look forward to helping you start your odyssey into creative problem-solving!
If you are a returning team member or volunteer, welcome back.

Odyssey News and Updates

September 2, 2020

Current members may now submit team-specific clarificiation requests through our recently-redesigned Clarifications page. The deadline for submitting clarification requests is February 15, 2021.

August 27, 2020

Are you having trouble envisioning what a virtual Odyssey of the Mind performance looks like? Visit our newest page to see some of the ways that your team can capture your solution for virtual submission, all of which meet our virtual performance guidelines.

August 24, 2020

The updated Program Guide for 2020-21 is now available for all to view, in two formats. You can view and download the entire document (PDF) or visit our new page which allows you to quickly jump to the section(s) you’re looking for. This guide is intended for use by coaches and teams in Odyssey of the Mind. It contains the general rules for competition and will help them understand our program.

August 12, 2020

Odyssey of the Mind is excited to be able to offer teams multiple ways to compete in 2020-2021. To demonstrate which competition options are available to Traditional Memberships and Virtual Teams, we’ve created this handy flow-chart.

August 3, 2020

2020 has been a year of constant change and adaptation. Year after year, OMers prove that they can handle those sorts of challenges when solving our Long-Term Problems, so Odyssey of the Mind HQ will meet the needs of our incredible problem-solving students by also adapting. To learn more, see the video announcement at the top of this page or click here.