Judges and Volunteers

If you are a past or present supporter of the Odyssey of the Mind program please consider helping judge this year’s event. If this is the first time you are judging or volunteering, you are in for one of the most exciting and satisfying experiences! More than 160 judges and volunteers are needed to run a tournament. We need a variety of different kinds of judges and volunteers so that all the hard work done by teams  will be fairly evaluated.

Head judges, long term and spontaneous problem judges, staging area judges and style judges need to attend one of the training sessions held prior to the tournament or make arrangements with their problem captain. Judges training dates and locations are on the calendar. Timer/announcers, scorekeepers, and score room workers receive a brief training on the day of the tournament. Except for score room workers, judges cannot take time off from their duties to watch a team perform. Judges are provided a t-shirt and lunch.

Each team is required to provide one judge. Qualified judges are at least 18 yars old, attend a training session and are available to judge all day long at the tournament. To credit yourself to a team you will need the team's membership name, number, problem and division. This information can be obtained from the team's coach or the district's membership contact. If you don't have this information or you are not volunteering on behalf of a specific team you can still credit yourself to a school by entering the name of the school in place of the membership name.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and take-down, registration, concession sales, monitor hallways, and police the entrances to long term performance sites. Volunteers can work partial days and will be able to watch the long term performance of their children's, relative's or friend's team. Teams cannot use a volunteer to satisfy the judge requirement.

To sign up as a judge or volunteer, enter your email address and press "Begin"

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You will be asked to provide the following information.

Contact Info Name
Address
Home phone
Work phone (optional)
Fax (optional)
E-mail address
T-shirt size or no T-shirt
Assignment Preference Problem or Area Job
Long Term Problem
Problem 1, vehicle
Problem 2, technical
Problem 3, classics
Problem 4, structure
Problem 5, performance
Primary
Prob Captain
Head judge
Problem judge
Style judge
Staging area judge
Timer/announcer
Scorekeeper (except primary)
Weigh-in (Prob 4 only)
Spontaneous Prob Captain
Head judge
Problem judge
Team checkin
Scoreroom Prob Captain
Scorechecker
Data entry
Score runner
Volunteer
(Most volunteer positions do not satisfy the team's judge requirement. EXCEPTION: One person who takes responsibility for the Registration table.)
Doorkeeper
Registration
Site setup, takedown
Sales
Hall Helper 
Experience Years as judge, coach, and participant Judging positions held:
Prob Captain
Head judge
Problem judge
Style judge
Staging judge
Timer/announcer
Scorekeeper
Spontaneous judge
Scoreroom
Do you have children or relatives on a team?
List the team’s membership name, number, problem, and division.
Each team is required to provide one judge. To credit yourself to a specific team, list the team’s membership name, number, problem, and division. This information can be obtained from the team's coach or the school or district coordinator.
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