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LAST UPDATED: April 22, 2024

Check this page for important dates, deadlines, and tournament schedules throughout the year. You'll be glad you did!

• Illinois Coaches' Training  //  now available online!
-Coach training has caught up to the 21st century!
-Click here to access the Illinois Odyssey of the Mind Coaches' Training video!

• Illinois Judge/Volunteer Training  //  to be posted online this winter!
-Judge training has *ALSO* caught up to the 21st century!
-Volunteers no longer have to drive to complete a training - you can do it from home!
-Registered judges will receive an email with instructions a few weeks before competition.

-Click here to register as a volunteer/judge

• Illinois Competition Registration Due  //  Friday, February 16, 2024
-All teams wishing to compete at the Illinois tournament must register
-Click here to register ($35 if on or before Jan. 31, $50 thereafter)

• Illinois State Tournament //  Saturday, April 6, 2024 OR Saturday, April 13, 2024
-Teams will choose one tournament (Belleville or Chicago) to present their solution for scoring

  • Option 1: April 6, 2024, at Central Junior High School in Belleville, Illinois

  • Option 2: April 13, 2024, at Rowe Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois

-Competition schedule for the Southern Qualifying Tournament (April 6)

-Competition schedule for the Northern Qualifying Tournament (April 13)
-Winning teams will qualify to represent Illinois at the international World Finals competition in May!

• Illinois Pin/Shirt Re-Orders Due  //  Friday, April 26, 2024
-Click here to access the Shirt & Pin Online Store
-NOTE: Pin and shirt orders for World Finals 2024 due by April 26
             (For faster processing and shipping, please send one order for
             an entire team or group)

• Odyssey of the Mind World Finals  //  May 21-24, 2024
-Location: Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
-Details to be posted at
Odyssey of the Mind HQ!

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