Tournament of Minds

An International educational program 'challenging the world' to develop creative problem solving skills

Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a program for all primary and secondary students providing the opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork.

Challenges are set in the following disciplines... The Arts, Language Literature, Social Sciences and STEM.

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Getting Involved

Schools, Teachers, Student and Judges... if you looking to be part of Tournament of Minds International, let us show you how easy it is to get involved.

Follow the leads below to explore all you need to know about... Getting Involved.

We know you'll find TOM great fun, rewarding and challenging too!

For Schools and Teachers, the Getting Involved page has everything you need to know about being part of Tournament of Minds.

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Hey kids! Tournament of Minds is for you! As a student... a team member... find out all about being involved.

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Would you be interested in being involved as a Tournament Judge? Well we'd really like to hear from you.

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If you're a parent or guardian of a student doing Tournament of Minds... here is some information for you.

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Announcements

August 2021

COVID-19

IMPORTANT

In these extraordinary COVID times TOM Ltd Committee has decided that each Branch will determine the best course of action for their teams considering the advice and requirements of their State and Territory Governments.

It is hoped that in this way each Branch will be able to offer available Tournament for their students.

Branch specific details will be provided by each Branch Director.

Please check back here regularly for the latest announcements.


Registrations

Registrations are now open; School Registration $250, Team Registrations $50 per team.

In 2021 Division I and II teams may consist of students from multi-year levels, OR alternatively from one year level.


Language Literature Challenge

View all the current challenge information, including the Language Literature reading list, on the Challenge Information page.

You can also download the Reading List (pdf)


International Final 2021

The Tournament of Minds International Final will be held on the weekend of 16/17 October 2021.

But, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and swift lockdowns, the TOM Ltd Board is still going ahead with the International Final but as a virtual event and sadly not face to face as was scheduled for Perth.

Here is the difference: Teams awarded first place at the Branch Final will be invited to represent that Branch at the International Final. This event will be hosted by your local Branch at a local venue on Saturday 16th October 2021 with your presentations filmed for judging. The judging will be conducted by teams of judges from all over Australia with the results being streamed to everyone on the Sunday 17th October 2021.


Curriculum Information

If you are new to Tournamant of Minds or just wanting to find out more about the program... then we have lots of useful information

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Palm Beach

Tournament of Minds gets a mention in the 2019 Australian feature film - 'Palm Beach'

At Frank's (Bryan Brown) birthday dinner, his daugther Ella (Matilda Brown), gives a short speech. She recounts the times when her father failed to show at some important events in her life... one being Tournament of (the) Minds

We would like to thank the the producers for allowing us to use this clip.
(reproduction or sharing in any manner without permission is prohibited)

The TOM experience

Watch the videos. Learn all about TOM in biteable bits

Announcing Tournament 2021

What is Tournament of Minds

Tournament 2021 is ready to go

Testimonials

The learning from TOM can actually be applied to real life. The skills are those that students will use in further study and in the workplace
When I graduated from University and was applying for jobs, many of the interview tasks involved public speaking and team work. I was told I was hired because I had excellent communication and presentation skills, I could work well in a team and lead without being too dominating. I was able to use my time effectively and get along with the other candidates
There's a whole range of Leadership skills that come through from Tournament of Minds that are critical to your later life
My self-worth grew a bit and I became more confident to express my idea because no one was going to shut it down. I slowly just became more and more confident
It sounds a bit corny but the phrase of TOM 'it's the journey, not the destination'. I think it really is so true. At the end of the day it wasn't about winning, I loved the process. Just being involved in it was what I really loved

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