Welcome to Tournament of Minds - ACT

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

Congratulations to the teams who participated in Tournament of Minds 2020

Download the Reading List for the 2021 Language Literature Challenge

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are actively monitoring the current COVID-19 situation as it might effect our tournament.

For the latest news, please refer to the full statement on the TOM home page.

Tournament Timeline

Term 1Registratons open on the portal - Monday, 8th February 2021
Term 3Registrations close - Monday, 12th July 2021
Challenges released - Friday, 16th July 2021
Team Nomination opens - Monday, 12th July 2021
Team Nomination closes - Monday, 26 July 2021
Regional Final (ANU) - 28th & 29th August 2021
Long Term Challenge Presentations
Saturday - Social Science and The Arts
Sunday - Language Literature and STEM
Branch Final - 4th September 2021 (ANU)
Term 4International Final (Perth WA) - 15th & 16th October 2021


Based on the TOM principles of creative thinking and cooperative learning, TOM ACT has developed workshops that will support you to implement TOM at your school. Our workshops are revised each year to ensure that updated challenge information is made available to team facilitators.Our online booking system is now available. To view an individual workshop, select the ACT Branch from the dropdown list and then click 'Search'.

Facilitators Workshop | TEACHERS

This workshop is designed for both new, and experienced facilitators to understand how to organised and support a team for Tournament of Minds.

Date:On-line - May 6 2021

Register for this Workshop

Drama Workshop | STUDENTS

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for students participating in TOM this year to hone their dramatic skills to enhance their challenge solution.


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Judges' Workshop | VOLUNTEERS

This workshop is designed both for new, and experienced, judges to unpack regional challenge in preparation for judging each discipline.


Register for this Workshop

Tournament of Minds ACT is proudly sponsored by:

The Australian National University is proud to be a major supporter of the ACT Branch.

Macquarie Dictionary is proud to be a major supporter by providing educational resources used at the ACT Branch and TOM International Finals.

Join our ACT TOM Committee

We are always looking for judges, TOM officials and venue guides for our branch tournament. We are also looking for help behind the scenes to prepare for our ACT regional and territory finals.

We would love to hear from you. To register your interest, please contact us via email.

Access to the TOM ACT Intranet(ACT TOM committee only).

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