Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

A different kind of debate at a different kind of place

Each February, the Prindle Institute for Ethics holds our annual Indiana High School Ethics Bowl competition. Teams from across Indiana compete for the opportunity to attend the National High School Ethics Bowl Competition, hosted by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. First- through fourth-place finishers are eligible to compete in the Prindle Institute’s annual National Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational. Please contact Leslie Petiniot ( with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What resources are available as my team prepares for the competition?
Visit or contact Leslie Petiniot ( or Emily Knuth ( with questions. The Prindle Institute’s director Andy Cullison is available to advise ethics bowl coaches.

Are meals provided?
Free breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided throughout the competition.

Can parents or guardians attend?
Yes, and we will have audience seating available in the competition rooms. Please let us know if you will have extra parents or guardians attending the free lunch on the Participant Information Form. Lunch is limited to two parents/guardian per team member.

What if our school is really far from Greencastle?
If your school is located more than two and a half hours driving distance away from Greencastle and DePauw, the Prindle Institute will provide between 3-4 guest rooms at an area hotel per school. This accommodation will be available for the night before the competition.

How much does it cost to register my team for this competition?
Each school will need to pay $175 to register a school and one team, $75 for each additional team. Schools may register and pay for a maximum of three teams. The $175 includes the amount due to National High School Ethics Bowl (the Prindle Institute will pay UNC). If your school has significant financial challenges, please contact Emily Knuth ( to discuss payment options.

What happens if the weather conditions are poor?
Prindle Institute staff will contact the coaches on the morning of the event with instructions if there is a significant weather event.

Where do I park?
For check-in and the preliminary rounds, please park in the parking lot behind the Percy L. Julian Math and Science Building (602 S. College St.). Parking is also available just across the street from that lot in the Peeler Building parking lot (10 W Hanna St.). Lunch and the final rounds will be held at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics (2961 W. Co Rd. 225 S.). Park in the lot to the immediate right of the entrance gate. Directions from Julian to Prindle will be available the day of the competition.

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