• What is Opti-MINDS

    The Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge is an inclusive team challenge which EMPOWERS participants to THINK, CREATE AND COMMUNICATE.

    Opti-MINDS is a creative problem solving programme for teams of up to 7 participants from preschool to adult within 4 age divisions. Teams may be made up of students in the same year group or mixed year groups.

    It is run by Creative Edge Thinking Incorporated on a non-profit basis.

    Teams are required to solve demanding, open-ended Challenges from one of the following categories:

    • Language Literature
    • Science Engineering
    • Social Sciences


    The Opti-MINDS Challenge is an opportunity for all those with a passion for learning and problem solving to showcase their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way.

  • Results

    We are pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Regional and Country Finals, and the finalist for the 2017 State Final. To see the results, click "Read more" below.


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  • About

    Opti-MINDS provides for the demand for sophisticated, educational and motivational opportunities.

    The rapidly increasing and widespread involvement of thousands of participants throughout Queensland, and internationally, demonstrates that Opti-MINDS ...

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  • Objectives

    There are many fun and challenging objectives to Opti-MINDS, these include:

    • To foster creative responsiveness - a “CAN DO” culture
    • To provide challenge, enrichment and stimulation
    • To facilitate the ability to adapt to and harness change to advantage
    • To foster flexibility, innovative thinking and functioning

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  • The Challenge

    Teams are required to work together on a Long Term Challenge for up to six weeks without assistance from anyone outside the team.

    Participants are encouraged to explore possibilities and experiment with ideas as they endeavour to produce their best possible solution.

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