Odyssey of the Mind 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 are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn.
Odyssey problems have challenged students to design mechanical dinosaurs, invent new factory machinery, build working vehicles, write a new chapter to Moby Dick, put a twist on classic artworks, turn Pandora’s Box into a video game, and so much more.
The competition is divided into two parts, creating and acting out a play and solving a spontaneous problem.
For more information please visit the offical website here
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There is no application fee. However, the students have to pay for preparing the play for the competition.
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here are two types of “problems” in Odyssey of the Mind: Long-Term Problems and Spontaneous Problems.
Long-Term Problems: Teams select their problem when they join the program and spend weeks or months to create and develop their solution. Each team member will find a role to play in the many stages of problem-solving including brainstorming, artwork, set design, technical design, writing sketches and etc. The solutions are presented in a live performance.
Spontaneous Problem: The team together solves a problem in a short period of time that is not revealed to them until they walk into the room.
One day competition (need to prepare for a long period creating and practicing a play, as well as prepare for spontaneous problem)
Application process includes: filling out 3 application forms