What is Odyssey of the Mind ?

NY Odyssey is organized into Regions throughout the State, with a Regional Director coordinating the program locally.To find out if Odyssey is offered in your school, or to start a new Odyssey program in your school contact the relevant Regional Director. If you don't know what region your school district is in then use our Region Finder.

Open to students from Kindergarten to College, teams work throughout the school year on solutions to one of six long-term problems. These are then presented in the form of an eight-minute performance at a regional competition. Regional winners advance to State Finals and then compete again hoping to represent New York at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, meeting and forming friendships with students from across the US and other countries.