Indiana High School Ethics Bowl Registration
Registration is now open for the February 2, 2019 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl Regional! Ethics bowl is a debate-style competition that focuses on contemporary ethical and social issues. Unlike typical debate competitions, the judging criteria focus more on key elements of constructing and delivering a well-reasoned moral argument in a civil manner. It’s a great opportunity for students to cultivate and showcase their critical thinking skills and moral reasoning while staying engaged with current events.
Team registration opens October 1, 2018 and closes on December 1, 2018. The regional competition is capped at 20 teams. Competition spots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will not be complete until each school has completed a team registration form and each team member’s guardian has completed the participant information form.
Team Registration Form
(Each participating school must complete this form)
Participant Information Form
(Each team member’s guardian must complete this form)
$125 for the first team, and $50 per team thereafter.
If the registration fee is an issue for your school corporation, please contact Emily Knuth (email@example.com) to explore your options.
Your team must consist of between 3 and 5 members. Each team member must be a registered student at the participating school. Participating schools must commit to bringing an adult coach.
Schedule (detailed schedule will be available in late January)
8:00 a.m. Check in at Julian
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:30 a.m. Competition begins in Julian
Lunch and Final Rounds will be held at the Prindle Institute
Placement in our regional competition affords 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 5-7, 2019. 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. Prindle 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 2nd Annual national Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational in June 2019. In the summer of 2018 we hosted 16 teams from across the country for a two-day competition. We’ve heard from many of the schools since that they are hoping to again finish strong in their regional so that they can return for the summer 2019 event.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register more than one team?
You can register and pay for up to three teams on the same registration form. Include each student’s name and specify which team they are on.
What resources are available as my team prepares for the competition?
Visit https://nhseb.unc.edu or contact Emily Knuth (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. The Prindle Institute’s director Andy Cullison is available to mentor ethics bowl coaches.
Where can we stay if we arrive Friday night?
A couple of local hotel options include: The Inn at DePauw (765-658-1000) or Holiday Inn Express in Cloverdale (765-795-5050)
Where do I park?
For check in and the preliminary rounds, please park along College Street in front of the Percy L. Julian Math and Science Building (602 S. College St.) or in the parking lot behind the building. 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. The make up date is February 9, 2019.
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.