Ranatra Fusca Award

The Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award represents the essence of the Odyssey of the Mind. It is presented to teams or individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity, either through some aspect of their problem solution, or an extraordinary idea beyond the problem solution. A successful problem solution is not a criterion for winning the award; rather, the award is a way to acknowledge and encourage creative thinking and risk-taking.

Teams that earn a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award at the state/province/country level of competition are eligible to advance to World Finals. Ranatra Fusca winners at the World Finals level receive a medal and have their team name engraved on the Ranatra Fusca trophy. This has been a tradition since 1981, and the trophy is on display each year at World Finals.

Past Winners


Bells Mill Elementary School Team A – #5134 – Potomac, MD – Problem 2 Division I
This team blew the judges away. Every technical and artistic element was as good as it could possibly be. From the “raining tacos” song and weather change to the Scottish accent, beautiful catfish, and amazing Sockness monster, there were so many elements that had the judges raving that we almost lost track of them all.
BMES A P2D1 Ranatra
BMES A P2D1 Ranatra

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