Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

A different kind of debate at a different kind of place

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, the Prindle Institute for Ethics will host the Indiana High School Ethics Bowl competition. 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

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.

Team Registration

Register your team for the 2022 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl by December 1, 2021. Please note that you will be prompted to complete payment as a part of the registration process. Once your team has been accepted into the competition, Leslie Petiniot will contact you with next steps. If you have any questions about registration or payment, please contact Leslie at lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu.

Team registration and payment portal

Proceed to team registration

Participant Paperwork

Once your team has registered for the 2022 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl, each team member and coach must fill out their participant paperwork by December 15, 2021. If you have any questions about filling out this form, please contact Leslie at lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu.

Participant paperwork

Fill out your paperwork here


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?
Friday, February 5, 2022.

Will this be an in-person or virtual event?
We are planning to hold the event in person. Masking and social distancing will be required at all times during the event. We will continue to monitor the COVID situation and any shifts in DePauw policies throughout the fall and early winter. If necessary, we will pivot to an online competition on February 5 & 6, 2022.

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?
The registration window will open on October 1, 2021, and close on December 1, 2021.

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

Where can I find the team registration form?
Registration is now open on our team registration page.

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 if my school is located far away 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 per team at an area hotel. This accommodation will be available the night before the competition for students and coaches only. Contact Leslie Petiniot (lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu) if you meet the distance requirement and would like to arrange rooms for your team members.

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

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. The Prindle Institute’s director Andy Cullison is available to advise ethics bowl coaches.

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.

When are the assistant (judge/moderator) registration forms due?
The assistant registration forms are due no later than December 1, 2021.

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

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.

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.

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

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