Spontaneous Workshop – 18 Jan 2020

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

Each Team performs two spontaneous problems and watches another team perform two problems. All 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 to help us make the workshop a success.  Coaches are encouraged to be the team volunteer.  

This is open to Division I, II, and III teams only.   Sorry – No Primary teams at this time.

Space is limited to 64 teams on a first come first served basis using online registration in advance.

Cost is $80 per team Participating team receive a Spontaneous Kit – FREE!

Click here for information and to register

Tournament Registration is Open!

Click below to register for the 2019-2020 Region 12 Odyssey of the Mind tournament.  

You will need to have your CCI membership information to create a team registration online.
Please Note:  Please do not using AOL email addresses.  They block our registration emails sent to you!

Click here to register a team

Judges Registration Is Open!

Tournament judge registration is now Open.  We will be holding Judges Training on 29 February, 2020 at Franklin Middle School, Chantilly. 

Click here for information on the specific judging roles.   If you need to reach our Judge  Coordinator, you can reach him at judges@novasouth.org

Click here to register a judge

Region 9 – Introduction to Balsa Session – 2 Dec 2020

Coaches and Teams — Region 9 is holding an Introduction to Balsa Session. During this event they will provide coaches and teams information on the balsa problem, demonstrate the balsa crusher, and answer questions that team members may have. Click here for information.


Balsa “Crush-a-thon” – 1 Feb 2020

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

Coaches Q&A and Tournament Prep – 1 Feb 2020

Coaches, if you have any problem specific questions (NOT solution related questions) you’d like to ask our Problem Captains come to Coaches Q&A and Tournament Prep session.  This event is for coaches only.  Please, NO team members!

Click here for more information.

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

New to Odyssey of the Mind, click here to watch 2018-2019 closing ceremony montage video on Youtube.  Odyssey of the Mind is meeting STEM and Common Core, and 21st Century Skills through Creative Problem Solving.  If your interested in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program at your school, Click here to access a wealth of information or contact our School Coordinator Liaison.

Welcome To Northern Virginia Odyssey

Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries.  This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program known as Region 12 – NoVA South.  We represent the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County.  See links below for other Northern Virginia regional websites.

Choose Odyssey of the Mind!

Do you know of someone participating in Destination Imagination?  If so, they might want to check out Odyssey of the Mind!  Visit Odyssey of the Mind website. 

Check out this summary of Odyssey of the Mind versus Destination Imagination

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 you school already participates.

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