North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides the creative problem-solving program, Odyssey of the Mind, for students in North Carolina. The Eastern Region is one of six subdivisions of North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind. The region covers 20 counties near the greater Raleigh area. In the spring of each year the Eastern Region holds a tournament at which the Eastern Region teams present their solutions. This is followed by a state tournament at which the six regions of North Carolina are represented. In late May or early June, representatives of North Carolina participate in a worldwide association finals.