APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® National Competition

The 26th Annual Association For Practical And Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® was held virtually Feb. 26 and 27, 2022.

Congratulations to Macalester College–our 2022 National Champion!

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

This year’s national cases included topics such as the ethics behind creating trans-rats, facial-recognition software, artificial intelligence, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the Birds Aren’t Real movement, and more (see the cases below). 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. Regional competitions for the 27th annual competition will take place in fall, 2022, and the national competition will be held March 4 and 5, 2023, in Portland, Oregon.

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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 cases

Final Match

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

Watch here
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