Welcome to Tournament of Minds - ACT

Congratulations to the Winning Teams from our Branch Final. These teams will be travelling to Darwin in October to represent ACT! Well done to all of the teams who competed on Saturday - you all did a fantastic job!



Lyneham High 3

Language Literature:

Charles Weston

Canberra High 2

Social Science:

Sacred Heart 1

Canberra High 3

The Arts:

Turner 4

Telopea Park 4

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  2018 Information Brochure 

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'.

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: Campbell High School
Date: Thursday, 10th May 2018
Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Cost: $40.

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: Campbell High School
Date: Saturday, 4th August 2018
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: $20

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: Campbell High School
Date: Thursday, 9th August 2018
Time: 5:30pm 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

Regional Finals (Long Term Challenge Presentations):
Saturday 25th August 2018 Language Literature and STEM

Sunday 26th August 2018 Social Science and The Arts 

ACT Branch Final:
Saturday, 1st September 2018

ACT Branch Finalist Workshop:

Saturday 15th September 

(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 Darwin in October)

Tom International Finals in Darwin:
Thursday, 11th October -
Sunday, 14th October (This is the last week of ACT School holidays)

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

ACT registrations close:
Friday, 2oth July 2018

Challenges Released:

Monday, 23rd July 2018

Team nominations close:
Monday, 3oth July 2018

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

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