Cases, Rules, and Guidelines


For more information about the Ethics BowlSM competitions contact the Association’s IEB Board Chair, Richard Greene, Phone: 801-626-6694, email:



Important Ethics Bowl Dates

September 3, 2014 - 2014 Regional Competition Cases posted

January 5, 2015 - 2015 National Competition Cases will be posted


2014-15 IEB Championship Rules (PDF) 

2014-15 Judge Guidelines (PDF)

Ethics Bowl Etiquette (PDF)

2014-2015 Judges Score Sheet

Ethics Bowl Judge Training Video

Cases used in the Judge Training Video



National Ethics Bowl Cases

National Ethics Bowl Cases 2015 (PDF)

Regional Cases and Rules

2014 Regional Ethics Bowl Cases - Revised (PDF)

Please use this revised document.  A new case #10 has be issued.

2014 IEB Regional Rules (PDF)


Fees & Registration:

  • An entry fee for teams competing in a regional competition will be collected by the Regional Director to help defray the cost of the regional competition. The fee for the regional competition may vary with the region and teams must contact the Regional Director to learn what the fee will be.
  • In addition to that fee to help defray the costs of the Regional Competition, each school will be assessed a $50 fee (covering up to two teams from that school), payable to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, to help defray the cost of the National Competition. Some regional directors will include that $50 in the total set of fees collected from the competing regional schools and then forward that $50 to the Association. Others will ask each individual regional school to send that $50 directly to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Schools competing in a regional must confirm with the Regional Director whether the $50 fee is included in the regional fee or whether the school must send the $50 directly to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.  APPE Regional Director Fee Form
  • A form is provided by the Regional Director for schools to send the $50 directly to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. APPE Individual Regional Team Fee Form
  • A regional school will not be eligible to compete in the regional until the $50 fee has been paid.


To submit your payment for your Ethics Bowl Team, complete the following instructions:

If you are paying by credit card, you may use our online payment portal.  Please, click the here to access our online payment portal.

If you prefer to pay by check or electronic transfer, please fill in the appropriate form and email, fax or mail it to the APPE Offices (see contact information at the bottom of this page.)  We accept pdfs, scanned and faxed forms.  Please, contact the APPE office for additional information regarding electronic transfer.  Please, mail your checks with your form to the APPE office at the address listed at the bottom of this webpage.

Credit card transactions will no longer be handled by phone, fax or mail.  Please, use the online payment portal.


Past Regional and National Bowl Competition Cases


For those interested in how teams are scored or for a format to start your own Intercollege Ethics BowlSM team, please consult the following cases, rules, and guidelines used in past Intercollegiate Ethics Bowlsm competitions.






Regional Cases in PDF








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