Forms ensure judges score teams fairly and consistently. TEAMS MUST FILL OUT FORMS BEFORE ARRIVING TO COMPETITION. The team will present their forms to the staging area judge ~30 minutes before their long term solution. If forms are not filled out correctly, the staging area judge will have to delay the team's long term performance until the forms are completed (delaying the rest of the teams and potentially the entire tournament).
Forms are filled out by the team members. Primary and Div I team members may have their forms filled out by an adult, but the information must come from the team members. It is recommended that teams use the electronic versions of the form which allows for easy editing and the ability to print multiple copies. In addition, if the team advances to to State or World Finals, the same electronic copies can be used for those occasions.
: The style form describes the four items chosen by the team for scoring (two required and two free choice), along with statement about how the four items fit together in the performance. Required copies: 4
. Electronic version
form: The outside assistance form is a statement by the team if any outside assistance was received by coaches, parents
, or anyone else. It is based on the honor system, but judges may also assess an outside assistance penalty if they observe outside assistance before the performance (a parent helping a team member put on makeup) or if after the performance
a team member states they received assistance while explaining part of their solution. Required copies: 1
Materials cost form: All Odyssey of the Mind problems have cost limits
to ensure no team has an unfair resource advantage. This form itemizes expenditures of the team. If a team exceeds the cost limit, it will be penalized
. If a team fails to list any of its items on the cost form, the staging area judge will allow them to add the value of those items. If adding the value puts them over the cost limit, judges will assess a penalty. The value of materials used must be listed on the form in the currency used by the country where the competition is held. Certain items have assigned values or are exempt from cost
. It is HIGHLY recommended the team use the electronic version to ensure no math errors in cost. Required copies: 1. Electronic Excel version
Required list form (problem specific): This form usually identifies certain characters that the problem requires, signals and objectives of the skit, and a brief description of technical elements of the performance. Each problem has different versions of the form every year. In addition, the form usually asks for the signal the team will use to end their performance - many teams historically have shouted “time”, but any signal may be used. Required copies: 4