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Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

Think, talk, work. Together.

Ethics bowl is a debate-style competition that focuses on contemporary moral problems. Unlike typical debate competitions, the judging criterion focuses more on key elements of constructing a well-reasoned argument in a civil manner. The Prindle Institute for Ethics is home to a variety of opportunities to participate in ethics bowl programming. Learn more about all of the Prindle Institute’s ethics bowl opportunities below. Contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) to find out where you or your team might benefit from one of our ethics bowl opportunities.

Indiana High School
Ethics Bowl Competition

Four high school students sitting behind a table discussing their strategy at a high school ethics bowl competition at the Prindle Institute
A student discussion takes place
in preparation for a debate

Each February, teams from high schools across Indiana compete for a spot at the national ethics bowl competition, hosted by the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Please contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with any questions.

More about Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

Attention Indiana High School Educators!

The Prindle Institute grants up to $500 to start and coach an ethics bowl team at your high school during the 2023-2024 school year. Grants will be awarded on a rolling first-come, first-served basis. Half of the grant ($250) will be awarded to the educator on December 1, 2024. The final payment will be issued the week after the competition (February 5-9, 2024).
Contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with any questions.

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