About Problem Clarifications

Long-term problems are written to provide just enough guidance to solve the problem without limiting creativity. If a team questions the interpretation of a limitation, or is not sure if an aspect of its solution is allowed or meets the problem’s requirements, it may request a clarification.
— Odyssey of the Mind 2018 Program Guide

Every team should check the official Odyssey of the Mind website regularly to see if any clarifications have been published that will affect their solution.

Furthermore, if a team is uncertain whether a portion of their solution is allowable, it would be a really good idea to request their own clarification from CCI. The section of the 2018 Program Guide regarding Problem Clarifications begins on page 24