APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® National Competition

The 27th Annual Association For Practical And Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® will be held in Portland, Oregon, on March 4 and 5, 2023.

Thirty-six student teams from institutions of higher learning across the country will compete in matches using a set of prepared cases that are drawn from real-life examples in education, business, life, and politics. Nearly 150 teams from more than 100 schools competed in regional competitions this fall to earn a berth to the national competition.

This year’s national cases will be released soon; past cases have included topics such as the ethics behind facial-recognition software, artificial intelligence, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and more. Judges ask probing questions and evaluate the teams’ efforts to analyze the case’s issues in a clear, focused and thoughtful manner, and help students understand and appreciate different perspectives from their own.

The national competition is held in conjunction with APPE’s annual conference each year.

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2022 National Competition Cases

A team of case writers works on cases throughout the summer and fall. Students have approximately two months to prepare for the competition, which will use these cases.

Read the 2022 cases

Final Match

You can see the 2022 National Championship match between Macalester College and the University of Chicago, as well as the annual Awards Program.

Watch here
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