March 28th is the Utah State Odyssey of the Mind (OotM for short) competition! It's at Park City High School. Each of the long term problems (Silent Movie, Technical Difficulties, Lose You Marbles, Runaway Train, and Pandora's box) is solved in a skit which is presented to judges, and these performances are open for the public to come and watch. It's really fun seeing how all the teams solve the same problem is so many different creative ways.
Odyssey of the Mind is all about creativity and thinking outside the box, which is the theme of this years Utah/Idaho pins: See What Creativity Lurks Beyond the Box.
Idaho is included on our pins because we have a few teams coming down to compete. Idaho's OotM program is so small each of the Idaho teams automatically qualify for the OotM Worlds Competition in Michigan this year, but it's good practice to perform the skit in front of an audience before Worlds. There's a Div. II Idaho team performing in Silent Movie this year, and I'm really excited to see them. I'm excited to see all the teams perform! It's going to be fun :0)
Without much further ado here's a close up of our pins.
Omer as a cardboard box monster is my favorite pin this year. He's adorable!
This pin is 2 inches high and about 1 1/3 inches wide.
This pin is all the problems, including Primary, represented within each box.
This pin is 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches tall.
Monsters coming out of the box! And our States slogan at the bottom.
Measuring at 1 7/8 inches wide and 2 inches tall.
Can't wait for the competition next week! :0)