Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

A different kind of debate at a different kind of place

The Indiana High School Ethics Bowl competition takes place annually in early February. Teams from across Indiana compete for a spot at the National High School Ethics Bowl Competition, hosted by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Throughout the year, we offer ethics bowl training and support for high school students. Please contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with questions about these workshops.

Ethics Education Workshops

Our workshops teach students to develop their skills in ethical decision-making using a case-study approach. Students will walk away with tools that they can use to reason and talk through complicated moral dilemmas. Each session will introduce students to six ethical frameworks. Using a combination of small-group discussion and personal reflection, students will learn how to better understand not only some of the major ideas in the field of ethics, but also their own values and the values of their classmates.

If your ethics bowl team is interested in a workshop specifically to help with competition skills, let us know! We offer mock rounds workshops that have greatly benefited past competitors. You can either fill out the form at the link on the right, or email Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with questions.


Are you one of the many kind souls helping out with our ethics bowl competition? Find out more information about your role on our assistant’s page.

Assistant information, links and registration form

Assistant registration

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date for the 2024 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl?
The tenth annual Indiana High School Ethics Bowl will take place in early February 2024.

Where is the competition schedule?
A tentative schedule will be available in early 2024 and will be updated with a link to the competition schedule on the day of the competition.

Is there a cost to register my team?
Yes. Each school will need to pay the full registration fee for the first team registered and a partial registration fee for each additional team. Schools may register and pay for a maximum of three teams. The fee includes the amount due to National High School Ethics Bowl (the Prindle Institute will pay UNC). If your school faces significant financial challenges, please contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu).

When will team registration open?
Team registration will open in October 2023.

When will the case set be released?
The case set from the National High School Ethics Bowl will be posted as soon as it is publicly available.

When is the participant paperwork due for individual participants and coaches?
Participant liability paperwork will be due on or before December 1, 2023, for all student participants, coaches, and guardians attending the event. Please note that no late registrations will be accepted. Visit our participant page to fill out the form.

What resources are available as my team prepares for the competition?
Visit the National High School Ethics Bowl website or contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with questions.

I am not a part of a team. However, I would like to assist with the event. Is that possible?
Contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) for further information.

Will there be an assistant (judge/moderator) training session?
Yes, there is a required training session. You will choose a training date/time when you complete your registration form.

Whom should I contact with questions?
Please contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with any questions, or fill out the question form below.

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