Welcome to Tournament of Minds - ACT

An Australian educational program challenging the world to develop problem solving skills

Registrations are now open for 2020

Get Involved

Tournament of Minds begins at the Branch level. Schools from across the Capital Country region are invited to register with Tournament of Minds (TOM) ACT. Each school team will select their long-term challenge, develop a challenge solution independently and practise spontaneous problem-solving.

The ACT committee is always willing to assist and support you to implement the TOM program at your school. Any school, home school or community group may join our tournament. As we endeavour to respond to your request for information, we ask that you address your inquiry to one of the following regional or branch director via email.

2019 Regional Winners

Language Literature and STEM
Saturday, 31st August

Social Science and The Arts
Sunday, 1st September

2019 ACT Finalists


Based on the TOM principles of creative thinking and cooperative learning, TOM ACT has developed workshops that will support you to implement TOM at your school. Our workshops are revised each year to ensure that updated challenge information is made available to team facilitators.

Our online booking system is now available. To view an individual workshop, select the ACT Branch from the dropdown list and then click 'Search'.

Facilitators Workshop | TEACHERS

This workshop is designed for both new, and experienced facilitators to understand how to organised and support a team for Tournament of Minds.

Venue:Miles Franklin Primary School
Date:T.B.A. (2020)
Time:4:30pm - 5:45pm
Cost:$40 (2019)

Register for this Workshop

Drama Workshop | STUDENTS

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for students participating in TOM this year to hone their dramatic skills to enhance their challenge solution.

Venue:Campbell High School
Date:T.B.A. (2020)
Time:10:00am - 12:30pm
Cost:$20 (2019)

Register for this Workshop

Judges' Workshop | VOLUNTEERS

This workshop is designed both for new, and experienced, judges to unpack regional challenge in preparation for judging each discipline.

Venue:Miles Franklin Primary School
Date:T.B.A. (2020)
Time:5:30pm - 7:00pm

Register for this Workshop

Tournament of Minds ACT is proudly sponsored by:

The ANU is proud to support TOM ACT Inc. programme

Macquarie Dictionary is proud to be a major supporter by providing educational resources used at the ACT Branch and APF tournaments

Tournament Dates

Regional Finals

Language Literature and STEM
Saturday 31st August 2019

Social Science and The Arts
Sunday, 1st September 2019

ACT Branch Finals

Sunday 15th September 2019

ACT Branch Finalist Workshop

Saturday 19th October 2019

(This will be held at Campbell High School and will be a chance for all teams and facilitators to meet and get to know each other before travelling to Hobart in October)

TOM International Finals in Hobart

Thursday, 24th October - Sunday, 27th October

Access to the TOM ACT Intranet
(ACT TOM committee only).

Join our ACT TOM Committee

We are always looking for judges, TOM officials and venue guides for our branch tournament. We are also looking for help behind the scenes to prepare for our ACT regional and territory finals.

We would love to hear from you. To register your interest, please contact us via email

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