This simple process begins with generating interest in the program with staff, students and parents to form teams, recruit coaches, judges, and volunteers.
- Check out the resources below and on our Coordinators page to help you reach out to kids and parents about the program.
- Kentucky Odyssey volunteers may also be available to conduct Information Sessions with parents and students interested in the program.
Once a school has interest, it is time to purchase a national membership to Odyssey of the Mind.
- The cost is $135 and allows the school to field up to one team per competitive problem per division and unlimited primary teams (K-2).
- Teams compete by division which is determined by the oldest team member.
Division I — Grades K-5
Division II — Grades 6-8
Division III — Grades 9-12
Division IV — Collegiate (ALL students must have a high school diploma to participate.)
Click Here to be directed to the National Odyssey of the Mind Registration page.
- For teams to participate at their Regional Tournament, the fee is only $100 per team for tournament registration for Divisions 1-3. This includes the State Tournament fee if the team advances. Primary registration is only $45 per team.
- Teams are required to provide one judge per membership and one judge per team as part of their tournament registration. There are no fees to attend coaches or judges training.
- Just come enjoy and be part of the process of teaching kids creative problem solving skills, teamwork and much more – after all, this is an odyssey, not a destination!
Check out this Odyssey Awareness video that you can use to help generate interest in Odyssey of the Mind. You could run it on a laptop, tablet, etc... at an Open House or other school events. Find it on YouTube here.