Tournament Registration

Tournament registration has the following steps:

Note: Steps 1 & 2 must be completed by the school/group Odyssey co-ordinator

  1. School Membership: Prior to January 15, 2018, ensure that your school is registered with the international Odyssey of the Mind organization. To register, and obtain a membership number for your school, please have your school co-ordinator go to this link. Note that the Membership Registration fee of $135 is due with the registration. NOTE: you will have access to the detailed problems ONLY after you have paid your registration fees. THEREFORE YOU ARE ADVISED TO SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY, so the students can start working on the problems. If you wait till the deadline date, it is WAY TOO LATE to get started! Also, the only available mandatory coach training sessions are in October and November, and you need to have registered your school before then.
  2. State Fee Payment: Once your school has registered with the international Odyssey of the Mind organization, they will receive an emailed invoice for $75 from the California State Odyssey of the Mind association. That fee needs to be paid by January 15, 2018, as per the invoice.  You can pay the State Membership Fees online using PayPal. Here is the link to the online State Membership Fee Payment system.


    Note: Steps 3 to 5 must be completed by EACH team
  3. Team Registration: Each team competing in the Regional Tournament must register using this Team Registration link. (note: this link will take you to the international Odyssey of the Mind web site, where you will enter your school's Membership Number and Zip Code. Please contact your school/membership co-ordinator for the membership number and the zip code that was used for the school/membership registration. Email us if you don't know who your membership co-ordinator is. Once you log in, you can register your team by using the Team Registration link. It is on the left side of the page, and may be hard to locate, but it is there!) Team registration begins in late December.
  4. Regional Tournament Fees: Each team needs to pay the Tournament Registration Fee of $75, by January 26, 2018. Late registration fee of $30 additional will be accepted between January 27 and February 2, 2018. NO registration will be accepted after February 2, 2018. There are two methods for paying this. Payment system opens in late December.
      1.  pay online, using PayPal (Details below), or
      2. mail in the payment (along with a printed copy of your registration confirmation) to the address below. 
  5. Judge & Volunteer Registration: Finally, Each team MUST have both a Judge and a Volunteer register with the international Odyssey of the Mind website, by using these links: Judge Registration Link; Volunteer Registration LinkDeadline to register Judge & Volunteer is January 26, 2018. Judge & Volunteer registration begins in late December.


The preferred method of registration payments is online using PayPal.  However, if teams wish to register via manual checks, the following process must be followed:

1.  All checks must be made payable to "Silicon Valley Odyssey of the Mind" (Write Membership #, Long-term Problem, and Division on the memo line)
2.  All checks must be mailed to:
          Silicon Valley OotM Treasurer
          c/o Renuka Dhar
          39791 Benavente Ave
          Fremont, CA 94539-3005
3.  All registration materials and payments must be "received" not post-marked by January 26, 2018. 
4. Late registration period is January 27 - February 2. At this time, the registration fees are increased by $30.

5. No registrations/fee payments will be accepted after February 2, 2018.
6.  Silicon Valley OM will not be responsible for late mail delivery.

If teams need to submit invoices to their school districts to receive payments, please contact Renuka Dhar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If there are any other issues, please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.


To pay the regional tournament fees online, click this link, or on the image below:

NOTE: Once you receive an email receipt from PayPal, your fees are considered paid. The online status of the payment (on the registration website) is manually updated, and will lag the actual fee payment by several days. There is no need to get worried about this!