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New general clarifications have been added for Problems 1, 2, 3 & 5.

Problem 1: Escape vroOM

December 20, 2021 C1 – Site, Setup and Competition: The competition area will be a minimum of 24’ x 20’ (7.3m x 6.1m). The vehicle(s) will be measured individually during check-in to see that they meet the 18” x 18” size limitation.

December 20, 2021 B7 – The vehicle: Teams are allowed to add or remove components from vehicles prior to attempting tasks. All vehicle configurations must be presented and reviewed during check-in for size limits.

December 20, 2021 B9 – Operating the vehicle: Two different propulsion systems must be used for required scoring runs and identified on the team list that they are the ones to be scored in D3. Additional propulsion systems may be used for other tasks. Once any propulsion system is used to attempt a task, no other propulsion system may be used for that task.

Problem 2: Odyssey ReOMvention

Dec 20, 2021 B6d – Self-replicating original threat: The threat itself must cause the addition of more of the same threat, not a team member.

Dec 20, 2021 B11 – The Two Required Animal Characters: Must be different characters from each other but they may either be similar or dissimilar species of animals from each other.

Problem 3: (Name Here): The Musical Production

Dec 20, 2021 B10b – The creative scene change: set pieces visibly used in a prior scene may be manipulated by the team in order to be used after the scene change. The scenes scored for the change must be consecutive. They may appear at any time and do not have to be the first and second scenes.

Problem 5: Life is a Circus!

Dec 20, 2021 B13a – The Mysterious Figure: Must appear in the Circus World before it appears in the real world.

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Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Attention High School Seniors and College Freshmen! Get your creative juices flowing and produce a fantastic brief video that will convince people to be an Odyssey Coach.

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New general clarifications have been added for Problems 2, 3, 4 & 5.

Problem 2: Odyssey ReOMvention

Nov 29, 2021 B9 – The Setting: The setting of the threat must be current-Day Earth. Something in or on Earth must be threatened. However, the threat may come from beyond Earth. It may be presented any way the team wishes, but must be tangible and visible to the judges and audience.

Problem 3: (Name Here): The Musical Production

Nov 9, 2021 B7 – The selected lesser-known historic figure character: This person must not only be someone not well-remembered in history but must have achievements or actions that merit great recognition through time.

Problem 4: Matryoshka Structure

Nov 9, 2021 B10b – Nested structures: Nested structures must be made of only balsa wood and glue but do not have to follow sizing rules as described in B7b & c.

Problem 5: Life is a Circus!

Nov 29, 2021 B10c1 – Make something seem to appear from nowhere: For this problem, “appear from nowhere,” means to make something appear seemingly from no obvious location or source. It does not mean to be revealed from hiding.

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