If you’ve participated in MIST previously, you will notice the following important changes:

  • Group competitions minimum team requirement has been reduced to 1 competitor

  • MIST Competitor Guidelines have been included

  • Minor changes to other rules and ballots

This year's Knowledge Test books are:

  1. Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed
  2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  3. We Too Sing America by Deepa Iyer
  4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This year’s MIST Bowl topics are:
Topic I -  Crime, Justice, and the Politics of Mass Incarcerations (the documentary "13th" available on Netflix) 
Topic II - Contemporary Conflicts
Topic III - The Middle East: History, Economy, and Culture
Topic IV -  The Muslim Influence Part 2
Topic V - The Ayyubid Empire
Topic VI – Current Events (Starting January 1st, 2017)

Other competitions that require topics:
Original Oratory/Prepared Essay

See this year's competition rulebook here.