Welcome to Tournament of Minds - Victoria

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

Registrations are now open for 2020

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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

Information about the Tournament of Minds program is emailed to all Victorian schools each year. If you would like to receive this directly, please email us at [email protected]; or if you would like a more detailed information pack please email through your contact details and we will mail one out to you.

Tournament Dates 2020

Regional Tournaments will run on the weekends of 15/16 an 22/23 August 2020:

  • Metro Central Region (Deakin University, Burwood) - Sat 15th & Sun 16th August
  • Metro Northern Region (La Trobe University, Bundoora) - Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd August
  • Central Victoria Region (La Trobe University, Bendigo) - Sat 15th August
  • Geelong Region (Deakin University, Waurn Ponds) - Sun 23rd August TBC
  • Gippsland Regional (Kurnai College, University Campus, Churchill) - Sat 22nd August
  • Goulburn Valley Region (La Trobe University, Shepparton) - Sat 15th August
The Victorian Final will be held on Sunday 13th September 2020 at La Trobe University, Bundoora.

The TOM International Final will be held on Saturday 17th October 2020 at Edith Cowan University, Perth.

Challenge Disciplines

The four long-term Challenge disciplines for 2020 will remain the same as last year. Teams select one Long Term Challenge from the disciplines below. They then work collaboratively, without outside assistance, to prepare their solution. This solution is performed to a panel of judges and an audience, at Regional Tournament Day.

Language Literature - this Challenge asks students to investigate and apply common literary devices and language techniques. This may involve existing or original texts, where texts may be written, spoken or multimodal, and in print or digital forms.

Social Sciences - this Challengeasks students to explore social issues and aspect of human society. This may include posing moral and ethical questions in a variety of contexts.

STEM - the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles provides an integrated approach for students to deepen their conceptual understanding, and use their creative and critical thinking skills to solve the challenges within an authentic context. There may be additional materials required to create a physical model to help demonstrate the Challenge solution.

The Arts - this Challenge asks students to research aspects of visual and performing arts and will require students to apply performing arts skills in their solutions. This may involve existing or original works of art, theatre, dance, music and song.

More information

The Victorian Office is always there to assist and support you to implement the TOM program at your school. We endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours. The best method of contact is by email, as our office is not always attended during business hours. Our contact details are:

Email: [email protected]

Facebook Group: TOM Facilitators 2019 (for registered school facilitators only)

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