Detailed membership Information

A member may be a school, a recognized community group, or a college or university. A membership fee is $135 (U.S.). With each membership, you receive:

 

  • Five long-term problems that are challenging, user-friendly, and cover a wide variety of subjects.
  • One non-competitive primary problem, designed to introduce younger students to creative problem solving.
  • An Odyssey of the Mind Program Guide, which provides coaching information, rules, sample spontaneous problems . . . AND MORE!
  • The Odyssey of the Mind Newsletter, a quarterly publication loaded with valuable program information.
  • The opportunity to enter official competitions.
  • A chance to attend the annual World Finals.
  • The opportunity to win educational scholarships.
  • All mailings and program updates.
  • Support services from International Headquarters.
  • Membership Savings: You’ll receive the following discounts if you purchase more than one membership:

o    Each additional membership for the same school or community group @ $100

o    6-10 members from the same school district (registered at the same time) @ $120

o    11 or more members from the same school district (registered at the same time) @ $100

 

A little bit of information about memberships and why you may need/want to purchase additional ones.

 

Each membership is allowed to send one team per Long-Term Problem per Division.

 

K-5, 6-8, 9-12 School District Structure

K-5 School – usually up to 5 teams + 2 Primary Teams

6-8 School – usually up to 5 teams

9-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-6, 7-9, 10-12 School District Structure

K-6 School – usually up to 10 teams + 2 Primary Teams

7-9 School – usually up to 10 teams

10-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-8, 9-12 School District Structure

K-8 School – usually up to 10 teams + 2 Primary Teams

9-12 Schools – usually up to 5 teams

 

K-12 School – usually up to 15 teams + Primary Teams

 

Non-school memberships can field one team per problem per division – up to a maximum of 15 teams

 

The purchase of additional (2nd or 3rd) membership allows more teams to participate in the same problem (Team A, Team B).

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