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

WA 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
  • Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler


School registrations for the 2024 competition are now open.

Teams of students can consist of students from one year group, or a mixture of year groups. There can be up to seven students per team.

Schools with an ICSEA of ≤ 1000 are eligible for sponsorship via the Fogarty Foundation, including free school and team registration for the 2024 Tournament. Please contact the WA Director at [email protected] for more information!


'What is TOM?' Workshops for Facilitators (Free)
This workshop is designed for teachers or other staff who want to learn about Tournament of Minds. This is a great first step for staff who want to introduce Tournament of Minds at their school.
DateLocationRegistration Link
Tuesday 11/6/2024, 4:00pm-5:00pmSacred Heart College, SorrentoLink

Tournament of Minds WA also runs school workshops for students, including:
  • What is TOM? for students
  • Simply Spontaneous
  • Decoding the Challenge
  • Discipline-specific workshops
  • Practice challenges and judging
For more details, please contact our Professional Learning Coordinator at [email protected]

Tournament Timeline

Term 3:

  • Challenges released:
  • The challenges will get released six weeks before the Regional Tournament. For Perth Metro teams, this means you will get your challenges on 22nd July! (Term 3, Week 2)

  • Team nominations
  • Each team will need to nominate which of the four disciplines they will be compete in (Language Literature, Social Sciences, STEM or The ARTS). Teams can nominate their disciplines once the challenges are released.

    Nominations close on the 2nd of August. Facilitators, please ensure that you have updated the TOM portal with your teams details by this date, including which discipline they chose.

  • Regional Tournament Presentations - 22-31 August
  • Our Regional Tournament is where teams get to present the solution to the long-term challenge they have been working on for six weeks, as well as complete their Spontaneous Challenge.

  • LocationCompetition Date
    Wheatbelt (Kulin)Thu 22 August
    EsperanceFri 23 August
    BunburySat 24 August
    Margaret RiverSun 25 August
    KalgoorlieSun 25 August
    BroomeSun 25 August
    AlbanyMon 26 August
    MerredinMon 26 August
    KatanningTue 27 August
    GeraldtonTue 27 August
    PerthSat 31 August

  • We are always looking at opportunities to assist regional and remote schools to be involved in our competition, including visiting additional locations or through online presentations. If you are not sure about participating due to geographical barriers, please contact us!

  • WA State Final - 14 September at ECU Joondalup
  • The State Final is the following round of our competition. Teams will qualify for the State Final based on performance at the Regional Tournament. Qualifying teams from across the state will be informed of their placement at the end of the Regional Tournament (31st August). The State Finals are used to select our competing teams for TIF.

Term 4:

  • TOM International Final - 30th October to 3rd November in Sydney

  • The TOM International Final (TIF) is the ultimate stage of the TOM competition. Eight WA teams (four Primary and four Secondary) will travel over to Sydney to compete with teams from other Australian States/Territories and from overseas.

Congratulations to all the participants who entered the 2023 Competition, and qualified for the TOM International Final (TIF) in Melbourne.

The WA Committee are super proud of the achievement of our schools at TIF.

W.A. Teams receiving awards are:


Esperance Primary: Social Sciences Winners

Poynter Primary: STEM Winners

Esperance Primary: Language Literature Honours


Sacred Heart College: STEM Honours

Sacred Heart College: The ARTS Honours

Full results can be located at:tom.edu.au/tournament/results


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Please like, share and invite members of your school community to this page to help spread the work of TOM and to keep updated on what is happening with TOM throughout the year.

TOM WA Alumni

Do you know anyone who has been a TOM team member over the last 20 years? TOM WA is setting up an alumni group. So let us know.

Join our WA 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 the WA tournament.

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

[email protected]

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