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February 1, 2020

Indiana High School Ethics Bowl

February 1, 2020 at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics 2961 W County Road 225 S
Greencastle, IN 46135 United States
Photo by Amber Hecko, 2019

The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is thrilled to welcome teams from across Indiana to compete in our sixth annual Indiana High School Ethics Bowl Competition.

Team registration and individual participant paperwork are now open! Start by registering and paying for your team on our registration page. Team registration closes December 1, 2019. Individual paperwork is due by December 15, 2019.

The case set is available here in PDF from the National High School Ethics Bowl.

Placement in this competition affords teams two additional opportunities:

1) The winning team of the regional is eligible to compete in the National High School Ethics Bowl competition at University of North Carolina April 18-19, 2020. If our bowl is considered “large” by NHSEB standards, the winning team will automatically advance to the national competition. Otherwise the winner will compete in a virtual playoff with the winner of another small regional bowl. We will know if we are considered a large or small bowl soon after registration closes in December. The Prindle Institute awards the winning school a $1,500 stipend to offset travel costs.

2) First- through fourth-place finishers are eligible to compete in the Prindle Institute’s third annual National Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational in June 2020. In the summer of 2019 we hosted 18 teams from across the country for a two-day competition.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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. There is a limit of two parents/guardians per team member for the lunch.

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 guestrooms at an area hotel per school. This accommodation will be available for the night before the competition, Friday, January 31, 2020.

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. The makeup date is February 8, 2020.

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.

Please contact Leslie Petiniot (lesliepetiniot@depauw.edu) or Emily Knuth eknuth@depauw.edu with any questions.

February 1, 2020
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
2961 W County Road 225 S
Greencastle, IN 46135 United States
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