National High School Ethics Bowl

Ages:High School

Types:Tournament, Presentation

Categories:Philosophy, politics & government, Speech & Debate

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide.

The National High School Ethics Bowl and the regional ethics bowls it supports are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. NHSEB’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues: It is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community.

In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Regional competitions lead up to a National Ethics bowl at UNC.

See competition website.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://nhseb.unc.edu/

Managing Organization: University of North Carolina

Contact:

ethicsbowl@unc.edu

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
High school students around the country. Teams must be able to physically travel to one of the regional ethics bowl sites.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide.

The National High School Ethics Bowl and the regional ethics bowls it supports are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. NHSEB’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues: It is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community.

Process

In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Regional competitions lead up to a National Ethics bowl at UNC.

Criteria

See competition website.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://nhseb.unc.edu/

Managing Organization: University of North Carolina

Contact:

ethicsbowl@unc.edu

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
High school students around the country. Teams must be able to physically travel to one of the regional ethics bowl sites.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.