Category Archives: Odyssey Updates

Registration Deadlines Approaching

The February 15th registration deadline is rapidly approaching. The deadline for team clarifications is the same day. Please review posted clarifications (http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/clarifications/) and submit any questions before February 15th.

I have received team registration for just over half of the teams anticipated this year. Additionally, I’ve received very few officials registrations yet.

More details about registration can be found at http://mdodyssey.org/teams/registration/
The link to register a team is http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/members/

Please remember teams must each provide two judging officials and one volunteer. Judges training will be via web conference this year one evening during the week. Additional information for judges can be found at http://mdodyssey.org/judges/

A description of judging roles is at http://mdodyssey.org/judges/positions/
Registration for judges is at http://odysseyofthemind.com/judges/assoc_tournaments.php?assoc=MD

Teams can verify judges have been associated with their team at http://mdodyssey.org/teams/team-officials-status/

If there are any questions or difficulties please contact us at info@mdodyssey.org

2015 Competition Details Announced!

Coaches and Teams,

It is my pleasure to announce that we have final confirmation of a site for the Maryland & DC Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. This year, our competition will be hosted on March 21st, 2015 at:

Bells Mill Elementary School
8225 Bells Mill Rd.
Potomac, MD 20854

With a site officially confirmed, we have opened up team registration. Registrations must be completed by February 15th, 2015. Each team can now register for the competition at:

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/members/

Payment can be submitted by credit card online or via postal mail by following the instructions on the registration page.

As with prior years, teams will need to provide two judges and one volunteer each. Judges must be over the age of 18 and will be required to attend judges training prior to the competition. We expect to hold this as a webinar via Anymeeting as we have done with coaches trainings. Judges and volunteers will also be required to be present for the full day of competition on March 21st. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that judges will be able to see the team they represent perform. Important information will be sent to officials after registration, so please make sure each official submits a valid email address. Judges may register at:

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/judges/

Teams may verify their official’s status at:

http://mdodyssey.org/registration-information/team-officials-status/

Registration will not be considered complete until both payment and the required officials have been submitted. Again, the deadline for registration is February 15th, 2015. If there are any questions or concerns please contact me at aad@mdodyssey.org and I will do my best to assist.

As a reminder, the deadline for team clarifications is also February 15th, 2015. Teams should frequently review the clarifications page for updates and may send clarifications via the link at the bottom of the page:

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/clarifications/

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we finalized the details of this year’s tournament. We remind you that Maryland Odyssey of the Mind is a 100% volunteer organization. If anyone has interest in joining our state board or its committees, please email our secretary at secretary@mdodyssey.org

Teams are you ready?

 

Our State Finals will be held March 15th at Norwood School in Bethesda, We look forward to seeing all the creative solutions and fun.

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New Gallery, and e-mails

Hi guys!

Just a quick update to show off our new photo gallery.  You can even upload your own photos, although it will only support uploading one photo at a time. You can see it by clicking here, or under Maryland OotM Information, click on Photos.

We have also provided contact information for all board members, as well as problem captains. Click here or under Maryland OotM Information, click on Board Members.

Thanks!