Region 12 Virginia Odyssey of the Mind

Region 12 Tournament – 17 March 2018

Tournament registration is now OPEN!  The 2017-2018 Region 12 Tournament will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018 at Manassas Park High School.  The registration process is using the Odyssey of the Mind registration sites.

Click here for Tournament Registration

Balsa Information Session – December 3, 2017

Teams, coaches, and parents are invited to attend an information session for the balsa problem on Sunday December 3 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190.  We will cover what teams should expect on a competition day; weigh-in room process; how to use the tester; review of the problem; and Q&A. Those who attend are encouraged to bring copies of the problem.

Please note: We will not be discussing design questions!  This event is hosted by Region 9 Balsa Captain.

Spontaneous Workshop — Registration Site Is OPEN!

The Spontaneous Workshop is conducted in a “tournament like” environment – it is NOT a competition!

Each Team performs two spontaneous problems and then watch another team perform two problems.  Team members plus coaches (limit 2) can participate.   Partial teams and substitute coaches are welcome to participate if necessary.   Each team must provide a volunteer / judge to help us make the workshop a success.

Click here for additional information.

Balsa “Crush-a-thon” – February 10, 2018

The “Balsa Crush-a-thon” is for balsa teams who want to test their structure prior to the tournament.

  1. Teams can actually crush their structure(s) if you don’t have a crusher apparatus and weights
  2. Become familiar with the equipment before the tournament
  3. This is a FREE event open to any Odyssey balsa team

Click here for more information

Judge Registration is Open!

Tournament judge registration is now Open.  You must be 18 or older to be a tournament judge and must attend Judges Training on 25 February, 2017 at Rocky Run MS in Centreville, VA.  Click here for information on the specific judging roles.  Judge registration will close on 23 February.

Click here for Judge Registration

If you are judging for a team, request a copy of the team confirmation email from the coach before you register.

Consider Starting Odyssey at Your School!

Check out our Coordinators page for information on “What is Odyssey of the Mind?” and “Coordinating an Odyssey Program.”  

Click here to see if we have received information regarding your CCI registration information.

Click here for information on how to register your school / organization for competition.

Welcome To Northern Virginia Odyssey

Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries.  This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program in the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County known as Region 12 – NoVA South.

Click here for database of schools and organizations within Northern Virginia to identify in which region they would participate.  

Click here to see which schools / organizations in Region 12 have registered for Odyssey of the Mind.

Here are quick links to the other Northern Virginia Odyssey of the Mind program regions:

If you don’t see your school but want to start the program, contact us at

We can use your help!

Because you’re involved, I know you value the Odyssey of the Mind program.  Our program needs fresh ideas.  You’re the one we need to broaden the program. We have shadow positions available in Region 12 to support the tournament.  If you value this program as much as we do, please contact us at for information.