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Videos from the 2019 World Finals

Opening Ceremonies:


Float and Banner Parade:


Awards/Closing Ceremonies:

2019 Vermont State OMER’s and Ranatra Fusca Awards

OMER’s Award: OMER’s Award may be given to coaches, team members, parents, officials or others who serve as positive examples or role models through their actions and works, or to team members who exhibit exceptional skill, as opposed to creativity.  It is awarded to individuals who exemplify the spirit and philosophy of the Odyssey of the Mind, or to team/team members who exhibit exceptional talent, outstanding sportsmanship, and/or astounding teamwork.
  • Colchester Coordinator, individual award: Stephanie Fournier
  • Richmond Elementary School, P5 DI, team award
  • Town of Brandon, P4 DIII, team award
  • Union Memorial, Primary, team award
  • Camels Hump Middle School, P5 DII, team award
Ranatra Fusca: The Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award is given to a team or individual for demonstrating outstanding creativity. This award embodies all that the Odyssey of the Mind program represents.
  • Given for Spontaneous: Colchester Middle School, P5 DII, team award

Photos are Posted

Check out photos from the 2019 Vermont State Tournament by looking in Tournament Photos!


Great 40th Anniversary Tournament with OMER in attendance.

Find your scores here:



Bring your clean used plastic bags to the Tournament!

We have a friend crocheting plastic bags to be made into Sleeping mats for the homeless. Takes about 900 bags to make a 3′ x 6′ mat.

If you have clean plastic bags you want to recycle for a good use, please bring them to the Tournament and we’ll take it from there.

Tournament Schedule Posted

The 2019 Vermont Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament has been posted.


Tournament Schedule


REMINDER: Judges’ Training 02 Mar

Everyone who has volunteered to serve as a judge at the 2019 Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament is required to attend a judges’ training session. This is a 3.5 hour training. Refreshments will be provided.

Date:  March 2

Time:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm


Essex Middle School
60 Founders Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Map (copy and paste into browser):
You do not need to attend this event IF:
  • you registered to be an official, but not a judge (eg. Sales, Judges’ Lounge, etc)
  • you have already been trained for Problem 2 with Sean Leach
  • Tim Vile (Problem 1 PC) has contacted you, you will be trained on the day of the Tournament
  • Donna Shepardson (Spontaneous) has contacted you, or you stated that you will work on Spontaneous, you will be trained on the day of the Tournament

Registration is required. Please reply to this email if you will attend. (This is so I know how much to bring for refreshments.)

Thank you for volunteering. We could not have a Tournament without you. It is my favorite day of the year (yes, it beats Halloween).

See you at training!

2018-2019 Scholarship Application Posted

Vermont Creativity Quest, Inc. offers a $500 scholarship to a former or present participant of Odyssey of the Mind in Vermont to be used by the recipient for higher (post-secondary) education. Division III (High School) participation will be viewed especially favorably.  Applicants (High School seniors or first-year post-secondary school enrollees) may apply by completing the scholarship application ( Former VCQ scholarship recipients may not apply.

Become a Judge!

Want to have one of the most rewarding Saturdays of your life? Become a Vermont Odyssey Judge for this year’s Tournament.

You must be available for the entire day on Tournament Day (16 March) and for the morning of 02 March for Judges’ Training.

REMINDER–Register for the Vermont State Tournament

Registration is through the Members’ Area on the OM website using your membership number (from membership registration) and zip code. We also ask that you provide a judge or official to volunteer at the Tournament. Judge Volunteers MUST be available for Judge Training Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM in Essex AND for the FULL day of the Tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:30 AM – about 4 – 4:30 PM. Please plan ahead.

Once logged in, select “Team registration” from the list on the left of the screen. This is also where your judges and volunteers find their registration portal.

Tournament registration fee is $75 for Division 1-3, $25 for Primary. Late registration (after Jan. 18), fees double ($150 for Division 1-3, $50 for Primary).

Payment is due Feb. 2, 2019. Payments made after Feb. 2, a penalty applies.

Payment may be made by check or by credit card through PayPal.  Payments through PayPal will be charged a 4% service fee.