Welcome to Odyssey of the Mind! OM™ is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and realize their true potential.
(If you are already a member and are trying to register your team please go to our Members Area.)
There are two ways to Join – (All Long-Term Problems, Program Guide, and additional materials included with either membership will be available for download only in the Members Area once you are registered and receive your login information.)
Traditional or Virtual Membership Registration – You can register online for both with a credit card or upload a Purchase Order.
Wondering what a virtual solution would look like? Check out the creative solutions from Virtual World Finals! In OM anything is possible!
***No refunds on all Memberships.
Traditional Membership – This is our in-person competition membership allowing for one team per problem and division as qualified. Individual teams may choose to compete in the Traditional platform or Virtual platform. You cannot enter two teams in the same Problem and Division even if one is Traditional and one is Virtual. In the event an on-site tournament is not available a Virtual Competition for Traditional Teams will be provided. These teams can advance to an in-person event, such as a traditional Association Finals and World Finals, when safe and legal. If not deemed safe and legal, a virtual Association Finals and a Virtual World Finals will be provided under the Traditional platform. Once a team competes in a competition, under its chosen platform (Traditional or Virtual), it is limited to that platform for the rest of the membership year.
Single Traditional Membership – $135 and you must be sponsored by:
- Individual Schools
- More than 1 School Sharing Principal -register in school district name
- Community Groups
District Membership Gold – $120.00
- Must register 6 to 10 schools at the same time – Price will change during registration
District Membership Platinum – $100.00
- Must register 11 or more schools at the same time – Price will change during registration
Required if you have a current membership and have more than 1 team participating in the same problem and division.
Please register once per school. If you feel that your registration has not been processed, please contact us and we will correct any issues regarding your registration.
Virtual Membership – This membership will allow anyone, including a school or community group, to form one team of up to 7 team members to compete in a Virtual online competition. The team will select the problem and the division will be assigned as usual using the grade levels of the team members (birthdays for internationals). Team members DO NOT have to attend the same school, but every team member needs to be a student and teams may be mixed among any area. Coaches may be any adult selected by the team. These teams have the opportunity to advance to a virtual Association Finals and the Virtual World Finals. All team members may participate in the spontaneous competition. Virtual members will have an opportunity to switch to a Traditional Membership with a deadline TBD. If a team decides to switch then they will have to qualify under one of the groups identified under the Traditional Membership. Once a team competes in a competition, under its chosen platform (Traditional or Virtual), it is limited to that platform for the rest of the membership year.
Single Team Virtual Membership – $100
***No refunds on all Memberships.