Welcome to Tournament of Minds - ACT

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

Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in Tournament of Minds this year.

Our Top Teams for 2020

Honours List

Secondary Teams

St Patrick's Parish Team 2 - The Arts

Canberra High Team 2 - Language Literature

Canberra High Team 3 - Social Sciences

Primary Teams

CGGS Team 1 - Social Sciences

Turner Primary Team 2 - Social Sciences

CGGS Team 5 - Language Literature

Turner Primary Team 3 - STEM

Burgmann Team 4 - STEM

CGGS - The Arts

Sacred Heart Team 1 - The Arts

Merit List

Secondary Teams

Telopea High Team 1 - Social Sciences

Telopea High Team 2 - STEM

Monaro High Team 1 - The Arts

Amaroo Team 2 - The Arts

Canberra High Team 1 - Language Literature

Primary Teams

Arawang Team 1 - Social Sciences

Holy Trinity Team 2 - Social Sciences

St Anthony's - Language Literature

CGGS Team 4 - STEM

Miles Franklin Team 4 - The Arts

Amaroo Team 4 - The Arts

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are actively monitoring the current COVID-19 situation in as far it will effect our tournament.

For the latest news, please refer to the full statement on the TOM home page.

Important Dates

Regional Finals: Online submissions are due on Wednesday, 9 September 2020.

TOM International Final: Cancelled due to COVID-19. TIF will recommence again in 2021.


2020Revised schedule due to COVID-19
Term 3Challenges released and nomination opens on the portal - Wednesday, 29th July 2020
Teams nomination opens - Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Team nomination closes - Wednesday, 12th August 2020
Submit online responses to the Challenge - Wednesday, 9th September 2020
TOM Regional Judging Day - Saturday, September 12 2020

Important Notice: 2020 WorkshopsAll workshops this year cancelled due to COVID-19. Support materials are available via the TOM Portal.

Regional Finals Results - 2019

WinnerCanberra Girls Grammar SchoolCanberra High School
WinnerCurtin Primary SchoolTrinity Christian School
WinnerCanberra Girls Grammar SchoolLyneham High
WinnerCanberra Girls Grammar SchoolAmaroo School
Spirit of TOMsAmaroo School


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.

Date:Cancelled due to COVID-19

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.

Date:Cancelled due to COVID-19

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.

Date:Cancelled due to COVID-19

Register for this Workshop

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Tournament of Minds ACT is proudly sponsored by:

The Australian National University is proud to be a major supporter of the ACT Branch.

Macquarie Dictionary is proud to be a major supporter by providing educational resources used at the ACT Branch and TOM International Finals.

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.

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

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