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Welcome Back to TOM 2024: Where the Adventure Begins Again!

ACT Announcement

For the 2024 Regional Language Literature Challenge teams will need to become familiar with three of the following texts. Specific details of the Challenge will be provided in the Challenge Pack when it is released.

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • The Lorax by Dr Seuss
  • Wonder by R J Palacio
  • Storm Boy by Colin Thiele
  • Uno's Garden by Graeme Base
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Blueback by Tim Winton
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tournament Timeline | 2024

2024Registrations are NOW OPEN
Term 1 Wk 7Workshop -- What is TOM? [Online] | Wednesday, 13th March (5 pm) [Registration Link]
Term 2 Wk 1Workshop -- What is TOM [Online] | Wednesday, 1st May (5 pm) [Registration Link]
Wk 9Workshop -- What is TOM [Online] | Wednesday, 26th June (5pm) [Registration Link]
Term 3 Wk 1Nominations Open | Monday, 22nd July
Challenges Released | Friday, 26th July (5 pm)
Wk 2Challenges Starts | Monday, 29th July
Wk 3Workshop -- Question Time [Online] | Thursday, 8th August (3:30 pm) [Registration Link]
Wk 7Regional Tournament Days | Saturday, 7th and Sunday, 8th September (ANU)
  • Saturday: Social Sciences and STEM
  • Sunday: The Arts and Language Literature
Wk 9Branch Final | Sunday, 22nd September (ANU)
Term 4 Wk 3TOM International Finals (TIF) | Thursday, 31st October - Sunday, 3rd November (Sydney, New South Wales)

* The published dates on this site reflect the ACT School Term Calender, 2024.

Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Tournament of Minds ACT is proudly sponsored by:

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

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 Branch Tournaments.

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

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