Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

A different kind of debate at a different kind of place

Please note that the Indiana High School Ethics Bowl competition will now be taking place virtually between February 5 and 6, 2022. An updated schedule will be available soon. 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. 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 (lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu) with any questions.

Case Set and Tentative Schedule

You can download the 2021-22 case set here or find it, and many other useful documents, on the National High School Ethics Bowl page.

Tentative schedule for the virtual competition:

Preliminary Rounds: Saturday, February 5, 2022

8:00 – 8:20 a.m. Check-In
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Round 1
10:25 – 11:40 a.m. Round 2
11:50 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Round 3
1:05 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Finalists announced in HQ
After finalists are announced, we will have a brief coaches’ meeting

Final Rounds: Sunday, February 6, 2022

12:30 – 12:50 p.m. Check-In
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Quarter-finals
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Semi-finals
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Finals


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 2022 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl?
February 5-6, 2022.

Will this be an in-person or virtual event?
This event has been shifted to a virtual competition. More information about the virtual format will be forthcoming.

Where is the competition schedule?
A tentative schedule will be available soon, 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?
Each school will need to pay $150 for the first team registered, and $50 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 Leslie Petiniot (lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu).

When will team registration open?
Team registration is now closed.

When will the case set be released?
The case set is available now.

When is the participant paperwork due for individual participants and coaches?
Participant liability paperwork will be due on or before December 15, 2021, for all student participants, coaches, and guardians attending the event. 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 Leslie Petiniot (lesliepetiniot@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 Leslie Petiniot (lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu) for further information.

Will there be a virtual assistant (judge/moderator) training session?
Yes, there is a required virtual training session. You will choose a training date/time when you complete your registration form. We are offering the following training sessions:

  • January 24, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET
  • January 26, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET

Whom should I contact with questions?
Please contact Leslie Petiniot (lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu) with any questions.

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