Trading Odyssey of the Mind pins is a tradition that goes back more than 30 years. Millions of pins have been traded and thousands of friendships have been made during this time. No one ever thought that pin-trading would become as popular and widespread as it is today.
State trading pins for each season become available by Qualifying Tournament season. You will be able to go to the ‘State’ menu and click on the ‘Pin Trading’ page for complete instructions.
State pin orders are NOT sent to teams. The orders are picked up close to the information booth at the State Competition by a coach.
All Qualifying Tournaments must be completed and much planning needs to happen for such a large state. The state tournament schedule will be posted a week prior to tournament and you will be notified of its posting.
Contact your Team Coordinator or Problem Captain with the judges information so that the appropriate director can complete the advancement of the judge to the state level.
Coaches can make scheduling requests using the “special requests” section on the team registration form when registering. Scheduling requests can only be related to timing conflicts for students competing on multiple teams, coaches coaching multiple teams, or exceptional circumstances as approved by the state director for the state tournament. We make every effort to honor requests of this nature but due to the size of the tournament it is not always possible.
Each team needs to have one parent volunteer for a 2-2.5 shift on the day of the State tournament. Click on the link and choose the time slot and job that your parent volunteer would like to volunteer for. Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Genius.