Steps to World Finals

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2024

Let’s get to World Finals in Ames Iowa!!!

Be sure to check out the general information and steps to getting started on your World Finals Journey.

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Jump Off Point

Steps to Registering:

  • Step 1: Log in to the Member Area of You will be using the Member Login at this step, not the Team Login.
  • Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Step 3: Select your team from the list that appears
  • Step 4: Log in using Team Login information
  • Step 5: Follow the directions and fill out the forms
  • Step 6: Follow the directions provided and fill out the forms.
    • Complete ALL within 3 days of the State Tournament. NO MONEY REQUIRED. This holds a participation spot along with room and board. Space is limited for room/board.
  • Step 7: Celebrate!
Coaches & Teams
Judges & Volunteers
  • “Make it the best it can be.” Remembering Dr. Sam.
    We share some sad news. Dr. Sam, the founder of Odyssey of the Mind, has passed. We remember him with a warm heart and the memories that are created in Odyssey.
  • How are Spontaneous Problems Chosen for Competitions?
    Approximately ⅓ of your final calculated score is based on Spontaneous. Practice, practice, practice…AND…Have fun realizing that on-the-spot creativity can be helped along with advanced prep!
  • Good News! You Can Modify.
    This is when teams are re-evaluating their solutions in light of their experiences at their Qualifying Tournament. And yes, you have the opportunity to make adjustments to your solution given what you learned.