Schools have to pay a small membership fee to Odyssey of the Mind Deutschland e.V., 75 € for their first year and afterwards 150 € per school year.
Teams who participate in the German Finals will have to pay a competition fee of 10-15 € per person. One Coach per team is exempt from this fee! In return, all participants receive the annual Odyssey t-shirt and other small complimentary favors. Not included are costs for transportation, accommodation or catering.
Of course, teams need materials, tools, etc. They may be able to find some of these at their parents’ workshops, at school or in the recycling. Some of it will have to be bought, however each Long-term problem includes a cost limit of about 100 €. These costs may be covered by a cake sale, for example.
If a team qualifies for the World Finals and wishes to participate, or it registers for the Eurofest, additional transportation costs and participation fees apply.