MIST 2017 Official Rulebook

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:
Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
We Too Sing America by Deepa Iyer
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

*MIST Bowl, Original Oratory, Prepared Essay, and Debate Topics will be posted soon.