Odyssey of the Mind

About OotM

We would like to invite all schools/JCs to take part in the Odyssey of the Mind National Competition held on 7-8 April 2017 at ACS (Independent), 121 Dover Road, Singapore 139650! More information on registration can be found on the ‘National Competition 2017′ tab.

The Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through university. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition at the national and then international level. Thousands of teams from about 25 countries participate in the programme each year.

The Odyssey of the Mind Singapore is the association in charge of promoting the Odyssey of the Mind Programme in Singapore. The association organizes the National Competition and leads the Singapore contingent at the World Finals. Mr Winston Hodge is the current Association Director (2012 – to date).

This programme relies largely on volunteers. We cordially invite all former participants, coaches, parents and anyone else who believes in the importance of the creative development of our youths, to come back as a volunteer. In particular, we are looking for judges and volunteers for the national competition. Please register your interest by submitting the registration form for the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind Nationals. We look forward to seeing you at our National Competition.

 

National Competition 2017 - Results

Singapore Odyssey of The Mind National Finals 2017
8 April 2017
Catch Us If You Can Results Div II
Odd-a-Bot Results Div I Div II Div III
It’s Time, OMER Results Div II Div III
Ready, Set, Balsa, Build! Results Div I Div II Div III
To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger Results Div I Div II Div III

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National Competition 2017

We would like to invite your schools/JC to take part in the Odyssey of the Mind National Competition to be held on 7 – 8 April 2017 at ACS (Independent), 121 Dover Road, Singapore 139650.  Odyssey of the Mind is the largest worldwide creative problem-solving competition for children and a wonderful enrichment activity to foster the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The competition consists of Long-term problems and Spontaneous problems.

 

At the National Competition, the following prizes, based on number of teams registered, will be awarded:

No of Teams registered Medals
1 to 3 teams Gold
4 to 5 teams Gold, Silver
6 or more teams Gold, Silver, Bronze

 

The top 2 winning teams from each division and problem at the National Competition will get to represent Singapore at the World Finals at Michigan State University from 24 – 27 May 2017.

 

NOTE: 

  1. All teams should be led by a trained coach.

 

  1. As this competition is run by volunteers, for each team you register, we seek your cooperation to nominate a suitable adult (teacher, parent or former OMers) to be a judge.

 

Registration for the National Competition 2017 should be done as soon as possible by contacting the association via email (ootmsingapore@acsindep.edu.sg)

 

Soft copies of the problems and programme guide will be sent to you on receipt of your registration. Closing Date for registration is 24 February 2017.

 

To introduce our Primary 1 and 2 students to the creative problem-solving process and to prepare them for the Odyssey of the Mind competitions, we would like to invite teams comprising Primary 1 and 2 students to present their performance for the Primary Problem.  As it is a non-competitive problem, teams in the Primary Division will not be ranked and no prizes awarded.

 

The other levels are:

Primary 3-6                                                           Division 1

Sec 1-2                                                                 Division 2

Sec 3-JC2                                                            Division 3

If you are interested in participating but do not belong to any of the levels indicated, please contact: ootmsingapore@acsindep.edu.sg

 

Membership and Registration Fees

 

Membership

Each membership purchased allows an individual school to put together up to five (5) teams in any of the 5 Long-Term Problems in any division, i.e. 1 team per problem per division.

 

If your school has multiple teams, within the same division, competing in the same problem(s), you will need an additional membership.  Each school may purchase up to a maximum of 2 memberships only, i.e. a maximum of two (2) teams per problem per division.

 

NOTE:

Membership fees will be waived for schools registering ONLY Primary Division teams.

 

$75/- per membership
Team Registration

Each team comprises 7 members and 1 coach (max. 2 coaches)

 

$175/- per team

 

 

In addition, we are inviting all to take part in our Odyssey of the Mind 2017 T-shirt and Pin Design competition.  Please submit all soft copy entries which should include the wordings “Odyssey of the Mind 2017, Singapore” to Odyssey of the Mind Organising Committee c/oootmsingapore@acsindep.edu.sg  by 30 November 2016.

 

If yours is the winning design, you stand to win a special surprise gift and the satisfaction of seeing all OMers wearing your design!  Your winning pin design will also be exchanged with OMers around the world.  If there is no winning design, the Committee reserves the right to have one designed accordingly.

 

Thank you for your continued support of Odyssey of the Mind!

 

Organising Committee

Odyssey of the Mind, Singapore

National Competition 2016 - Results

Singapore Odyssey of The Mind National Finals 2016
9 April 2016
No-Cycle Recycle Results Div I Div II Div III
Something Fishy Results Div I Div II Div III
Aesop Gone Viral Results Div I Div II Div III
Stack Attack! Results Div II Div III
Fins, Furs, Feathers & Friends Results Div I Div II Div III
Stir the Pot Results Primary


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National Competition 2015 - Results

Odyssey of the Mind Singapore National Finals Results

National Finals 2015
11 Apr 2015
Runaway ‘Train’ Results Div I Div II Div III
Experiencing Technical Difficulties Results Div I Div II Div III
Pandora’s Box Results Div I Div II Div III
Lose Your Marbles Results Div II Div III
Silent Movie Results Div II Div III

Ranatra Fusca Winners

Experiencing Technical Difficulties Div III Raffles Girls' School (Sec) 23 


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Experiencing Technical Difficulties Div III

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Pandora’s Box Div I

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Pandora’s Box Div III

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Lose Your Marbles Div II

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Lose Your Marbles Div III

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Silent Movie Div II

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Silent Movie Div III

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National Finals 2015
11 Apr 2015
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Competition Schedule

The competition progamme may be downloaded here.

2017 OotM National Finals

OotM Singapore Design

Every year, we invite the OotM community to submit designs for the National Pin and T-shirt.

The 2017 logo was designed by Jerome Tieh, a problem 3 and 5 OotM alumnus from ACS(Independent).  If you would like to submit a design for consideration for next year’s competition, please email a PDF or JPG copy (maximum size: 2MB) to ootmsingapore@acsindep.edu.sg by 30 November 2017. Your design should contain the words “Odyssey of the Mind” or “OotM”, “Singapore” and the year
(“2018″ for the next submission). It must not contain any copyrighted material”. Please keep in mind that the use of some national icons (such as the Merlion) is subject to restrictions (please refer to the relevant authorities’ guidelines).

Past Designs:

2016 logo Li Ying

Due to overwhelming response, the committee decided to adopt two designs in 2016. The pin was created by Toh Li Ying, a former problem 2 and 5 participant from Nanyang Girls’ High School while the t-shirt design was submitted by Vu The Duc, a problem 3 OotM alumnus from ACS (Independent).

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The 2014 logo was created by Daniel Eu Chung Kit from ACS (Independent). Daniel participated in the Odyssey of the Mind competition in ACS (Junior School) and ACS (Independent) for a total of 7 years.

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The Odyssey of the Mind Singapore 2013 design was submitted by Jeremiah Hadi Go from ACS (Independent). Jeremiah participated in the competition for two years. With a passion for the arts, Jeremiah was also an active member of the choir and studied Art at Higher Level. Jeremiah graduated from ACS (Independent) in 2013.

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Mr Tham Hong Wan, former OotM coach and current Art teacher at ACS (Independent), designed the 2012 logo.

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The 2011 OotM Singapore logo is a contribution from Andrew Tay, a former student of ACS (Independent). Andrew was a student coach for two years prior to graduation in 2008 and has since been involved as volunteer.

Order for pins and t-shirts

Each OotM participant will receive a complimentary t-shirt and a  pin set at registration on Friday 7 April 2017. Participants and members of the public who wish to purchase either item may approach the sales booth during the final day of the competition on Saturday 8 April. For subsequent orders, please submit an order form to ootmsingapore@acsindep.edu.sg by 17 April 2017, noon.

 

 


Register as volunteer

This programme relies largely on volunteers. We cordially invite all former participants, coaches, parents and anyone else who believes in the importance of the creative development of our youths, to come back as a volunteer. In particular, we are looking for judges and volunteers for the national competition. Please register your interest by submitting the registration form for the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind Nationals. We look forward to seeing you at our National Competition.

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