What is MIST?
The Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST)™ is a fun, educational, interactive program of competitions and workshops geared towards bringing high school students together from around the nation to develop leadership, communication, and other creative skills, all while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims.
The tournaments lasts two-three days, ending with the Awards Ceremony on the final night. The Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST)™ currently features 30+ different competitions!
After competing in Columbus at the regional level, the top competitors (varies by competition and year) will go on to face the other regions at MIST Nationals!
Win It All
Having a safe space for personal expression is a critical objective of MIST. Every individual has a unique voice. Through our competitions, we strive to validate and motivate our participants to be successful, compassionate human beings. With over two dozen competitions, participate in your favorites and take home the gold medals!
Increase Your Knowledge
One of our objectives is to provide a platform to help our participants develop confidence and professionalism by practicing presentation, public speaking, and problem solving skills. Competitors present their projects in front of a panel of judges and an audience of other MIST participants. All participants have the opportunity to explore and discover unknown talents and hidden potential!
Connect With Others
MIST provides participants with the opportunity to meet and network with diverse peers who share the same (or different!) talents and interests, as well as build relationships that can last a lifetime. We welcome everyone of any religion or no religion. Our topics and workshops are geared towards developing critical thinking skills while promoting a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims.