Tournament of the Minds

Tournament of Minds is an inter-school problem solving event for students in the ACT and the region. Through participation students develop enterprise, critical and creative thinking skills, cooperative problem solving, time and budget management, communication skills and responsibility.

Up to seven students across at least two levels form a team. There are two divisions - Primary and Secondary. All teams must complete a Long Term and a Spontaneous Challenge. Teams are given 6 weeks to solve the open-ended Challenge in the areas of Maths Engineering, Language Literature or Social Sciences. The solution must be dramatised and then presented to a panel of judges and an audience (including family and friends) on Tournament Day.

Unlike many school events, Tournament of Minds looks beyond academic achievement whilst encouraging the pursuit of individual excellence. To encourage creativity, teams must present their Challenge solution using props, costumes and special effects.