APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl®
2021 Regional Competition Information 
News & Updates
  • Use this registration form to pay your $125 fee to APPE
  • The 2021-2022 Regional Competition Cases have now been posted
  • Please be aware that Covid related protocols are subject to change.  If you are registering for an in-person regional competition, make sure to keep in contact with the contact person for that event, and make sure your students are able to adjust to any vaccine requirements in enough time to be able to compete. 
  • APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® places the highest priority on the safety of all participants and the well-being of the communities in which the participants live. In addition, a founding principle of the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® is that participation is an educational opportunity intended to encourage participants to become more ethically considerate and thoughtful. As such, it is a basic expectation of a regional Ethics Bowl competition that is a qualifying event for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® National Championship that participants act in an ethical manner during all events, and this includes showing regard for the safety of one's fellow participants. Given this, participants must comply with all Covid-19 safety protocols imposed by a host institution when coming to campus to participate in an on-campus event. Absent such protocols, or above and beyond any existing protocols, participants are further expected to engage in behavior that will best ensure the safety of others, including the practice of physical distancing and mask wearing whenever possible. If a region is concerned that a high level of compliance with basic Covid-19 protocols is not possible for the event, either as a result of requirements imposed by the host institution or as a result of voluntary compliance, such regions are encouraged to convert the competition to a virtual event. 

Regions, dates, fees, and contact information:
Please contact the regional representative for registration and other additional information  related to regional competition.  Other questions may be directed to the APPE Office at [email protected]

California Region
Location: Virtual
Organizers: CSU Bakersfield and Bakersfield College 
Date: Dec. 4, 2021
Regional Representative: Kyle Robertson | Regional Host: CSU Bakersfield and Bakersfield College
Host Fee: $50| 
Contact:
 [email protected]
Registration Info: Priority registration will be given to teams from California and Arizona who will be using the CA regional ethics bowl as their qualifying competition. Only one team per school will be given priority registration. The deadline for registration is Oct. 15.

Central States Region
Location: Marian University, Indianapolis
Date: Nov. 6, 2021
Regional Representative and Host: Elizabeth Coit
Host Fee: $50 | Contact: Elizabeth Coit ([email protected])
Registration Deadline: Oct. 15, 2021 
Registration Info: Priority registration will be given to teams using CSREB as their qualifying competition. You may register up to two teams per school. If you have a third team, please contact Elizabeth Coit to have that team added to our wait list.
Covid Protocols: Masks are required of all participants while inside, regardless of vaccination status.

Great Lakes Region
No regional competition in 2022 | Contact: Lisa Campbell ([email protected])

Mid-Atlantic Region
Location: Virtual
Organizer: UNG Gainesville Campus
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative and Host: Rose Procter
Host Fee: $150| Contact: Rose Procter ([email protected])
Registration Info: Registration is on a first come first serve basis and is open now. Second team registration is also on a first come first serve basis and opens Oct. 1. All registration closes Oct. 29.

Northeast Region
Location: Notre Dame of Maryland University 
Date: Nov. 20, 2021
Regional Representative: Stephanie Ferrone | Regional Host: Jessica Davis
Host Fee: TBD | Contact: Jessica Davis ([email protected])

Northwest Region
Location: Virtual
Organizer: Seattle University
Date: Nov. 20, 2021
Regional Representative: Mike Ingram | Regional Host: Ben Howe
Host Fee: $50 | Contact: Mike Ingram ([email protected])
Registration Deadlines and Notes: Oct. 15 for schools that typically compete in the Northwest region and use this bowl to qualify for the APPE IEB® National Championship. Schools beyond the Northwest or that are not using this bowl to qualify for the APPE IEB® National Championship should contact Mike Ingram between Oct. 15 and 31 to inquire about availability.

Rocky Mountain Region
Location: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: Sandra (Sandy) Woodson | Regional Host: Jennifer Kling
Host Fee: $25 | Contact: Jennifer Kling ([email protected])
Registration Deadline: Oct. 25, 2021. Schools may register up to two teams. The region is capped at 12 teams.
Covid Protocols: Masks are required of all participants, regardless of vaccination status.

Southeast Region
Location: Virtual
Organizer: University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: George Sherman | Regional Host: Sarah LaChance Adams
Host Fee: $250 | Contact: George Sherman ([email protected])
Registration Deadline: Oct. 8, 2021. Registration priority will be given to schools that typically compete in the Southeast Region. Contact Sarah LaChance Adams ([email protected]) if you are interested in competing in the virtual event but do not normally compete in this region.

Texas Region
Location: St. Mary's University, San Antonio
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative and Host: Andy Brei
Host Fee: $100 | Contact: Andy Brei ([email protected])
Registration Info: Register between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1
Covid Protocols: Visitors who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated are required to wear masks on campus, both indoors and outdoors. Visitors who are fully COVID-19 vaccinated are required to wear masks on campus in indoor spaces, and when outdoors, mask-wearing is optional.

Two-Year College Bowl
Location: Synchronous
Host: Santa Fe Community College
Date: Nov. 20, 2021
Contact: Gregory Wright ([email protected])
Host Fee: TBD | Registration Deadline: TBD
Note: This event is only open to colleges that primarily award two-year degrees or certificates

Upper Midwest Region
Location: Northern Illinois University
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: Brett Fulkerson-Smith | Regional Host: Neil Doughty
Host Fee: $100 | Contact: Brett Fulkerson-Smith  ([email protected])
Registration Deadline: Oct. 13, 2021
Registration Info: The competition is limited to 16 teams. Priority registration will be given to teams who will be using the UMWREB as their qualifying competition. Only one team per school will be given priority registration. Additional teams from registered schools or teams not using the UMWREB as their qualifying competition will be waitlisted until Oct. 1, at which time and space permitting, they will be officially registered and notified. Your team will not be considered "registered" for any competition until all required forms and fees have been submitted. Register here.
Covid Protocols: Masks are required of all participants, regardless of vaccination status.

Wasatch Region
Location: Virtual
Organizer: Utah Valley University
Date: Nov. 13, 2021
Regional Representative: Richard Greene | Regional Hosts: Richard Greene and Karen Mizell
Host Fee: $0 | Contact: Richard Greene ([email protected]) and Karen Mizell ([email protected])
Registration Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021 for teams typically in the Wasatch Region; Oct. 20, 2021 for others.
Registration Info: Traditional participants of the Wasatch Regional can register up to two teams prior to Sept. 30. After that, any school may register up to two teams on a first come, first serve basis. The event will be capped at 16 teams.

Important information:
  • All schools must pay a $125 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® program participation fee to APPE to participate in the regional competitions.  Some regions have an additional "host fee" to cover their local costs which is paid directly to the regional host (see above).  You may consult your regional contact for more information regarding regional registration. Use this registration form to pay your $125 fee to APPE.
  • All teams competing in a regional or national APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl®  competition must have at least one current APPE Individual or Institutional membershipStudent memberships do not meet this qualification. This information will be required on the team registration form. 
  • Teams that qualify for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® national competition will pay an additional national competition registration fee to APPE after the regional competitions are completed and the qualifying teams are announced. You cannot register for nationals before receiving a qualifying bid from your regional competition. Click here for more information about the national competition. 
  • Your team will not be considered "registered" for any competition until all required forms and fees have been submitted.