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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For the 2024 Regional Language Literature Challenge teams will need to become familiar with specific texts. These are displayed on each Branch page. Specific details of the Challenge will be provided in the Challenge Pack when it is released.


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

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

International Final 2024

The Tournament of Minds International Final will held on the 1st and 2nd November 2024 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Curriculum Information

If you are new to Tournament 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 2023

What is Tournament of Minds


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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