Welcome to Tournament of Minds - ACT

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.

View the 2017 Introduction to TOM brochure.

Regional Timetable

Below is a copy the regional timetable for both Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd. Please note that you have two presentation times on the day (i.e. long-term challenge and spontaneous challenge).

To view a PDF version of this timetable is accessible this link.

Attend Workshops

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'.

Intro to TOM Workshop | TEACHERS

This workshop is designed for both new, and experienced, facilitators to understand what is required this year to enter Tournament of Minds.

Venue: Miles Franklin Primary School
Date: Thursday, 27th April 2017
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: $20.

To register for this workhop please click here.

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: Miles Franklin Primary School
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: $50

To register for this workshop please click

Judges' Workshop | VOLUNTEERS

This workshop is designed both for new, and experienced, judges to unpack the 2017 regional challenge in preparation for judging each discipline.

Venue: Miles Franklin Primary School
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

To register for this workshop please click

We also ask that you submit your preferred discipline via this

Join our ACT TOM Commitee

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

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

click here to contact us via email.

The ANU is proud to support TOM ACT Inc. programme

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

Tournament Dates

Engineering Mathematics and Language Literature Regional Final:
Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Science Technology and Social Sciences Regional Final:
Sunday, 3rd September 2017

ACT Territory Final:
Sunday, 17th September 2017

Tournament Venue:
Campbell High School
Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT
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Registration Dates

ACT registrations close:
Friday, 21st July 2017

Challenges Released:

Monday, 24th July 2017

Team nominations close:
Monday, 31st July 2017

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

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