Judge Types

This is the place to register as a judge for a region tournament. There are two types of judges:

Team Judges—Team Judges are the volunteers who represent an Odyssey team.  Every Odyssey team must supply a trained judge to be qualified for the tournaments.  Different regions have different requirements.  Coaches, be sure that you understand your team’s judge requirements, which can be found in your specific region's RegionTeamQual or your Team Confirmation Email. 

Community Judges—

Community judges are volunteers from the community that judge without representing a team. This is often educators, professionals, military personnel, etc. Volunteer Service certificates are available. If you are interested, we would love to have you become Community Judge. 

Judge Registration for Regional tournaments will open mid-November. Check our home page for announcements when your Region's registration is open.

Many judges from Regional tournament are required to attend the State tournament as well. Please do NOT advance your judge registration for the State tournament until AFTER Regionals.

Judge Registration


Thank You


Meals are provided for Judges and Officials. Please read information about your Regional tournament.

Reimbursement: Region Judges who travel at least 150 miles EACH WAY to attend a meeting or tournament can elect to be reimbursed at a rate of $.14 per mile for 2017. In order to be reimbursed, you can email the State Treasurer, Mike Story, the following information:
1) The type and date of the event(s)
2) The origin and destination addresses
3) Other passengers (if any)
Please include the address where you want the check to be sent. Please send all info to storytunes@aol.com

We could not run our tournaments without the many wonderful people who volunteer their time and effort to our organization.  Becoming a judge is a big commitment but one that most people thoroughly enjoy.  Be prepared to be amazed at how creative these children can be.  Thank you so much for volunteering to be one of our wonderful Odyssey of the Mind judges. 


If you have any questions or need more information, contact the Judge coordinator or Regional Director for your region. "HARO" stands for Houston Area Region Odyssey.

If you do not know what region you belong to, please email info@txodyssey.org