Judges & Volunteer Registrations

Welcome Judges and Volunteers! Thank you very much for volunteering your time to be an Odyssey of the Mind judge or volunteer.

If you are supporting a team, please ensure that you have the coach’s contact information and the team’s school and problem information available to correctly affiliate yourself with the team.

  • Judge Commitment: Your commitment to the Coach and Team is to attend Judges’ Training AND the full day of the tournament.  As a judge, you will not be able to view your team’s performance.  Note:  IF the team does not provide a qualified judge at the tournament, the team will not receive a score for their long-term performance.  Although we strongly prefer that judges (especially first-time judges) attend our training, alternative training sessions may be available in neighboring regions.
  • Volunteer Commitment: Your commitment is to help out for a two-hour shift during the tournament day. Your shift will be scheduled such that you should be able to watch your team perform. You will be given the time of your shift in advance and your specific role when you report on the day of the tournament. Typical volunteer jobs include running the registration desk, tending the doors at problem performance sites, and directing traffic.

If you register as a judge or volunteer but find that you are unable to fulfill the commitments of your position, please notify your team’s coach and us as soon as possible. The coach will be required to provide a substitute.


Thank you again for supporting the Odyssey Program!