|2019 Ethics Olympiad
Whereas the Ethics Olympiad is normally run online between schools these events will be held in various
capital cities at a school venue or a central location. Schools are invited to send 5-10 students to participate
in the event.
During the day all students will be involved in a series of three Ethics
Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set criteria which
rewards, clear, concise, respectful discourse around interesting ethical
cases. At the end of the day two teams will face off for the Gold and Silver
Medals. A Bronze Medal will also be awarded to the third placed team.
Prior to the event
Schools can register online, and any school can
participate but we would recommend students in Year
10-12 students. Once registered we will send you the
cases. The registration fee is $32-$40 per
student.($160-200 per team) The entrance fee is
smaller for member schools and there is no cost for
supervising teachers as at least one teacher from each
school will act as a judge. There is also a reduced rate
for early bird bookings. Please note there is a limited
number of teams that can participate.
Dates: May/June 2019
- Melbourne Victoria- Scotch College -Friday 17th May
- Sydney N.S.W.- Rosebank College- Saturday 18th May
- Adelaide- South Australia- Immanuel College-Wednesday 22nd May
- Brisbane Queensland St Peters Lutheran College -Friday 24th May
- Hobart Tasmania- Hutchins- Saturday 4th May
- Christchurch - New Zealand- St Andrews College- Thursday 6th June
- Auckland-New Zealand- Diocesan School for Girls- Saturday 8th June
- Perth- Western Australia- St Marks College- Wednesday 26th June
Format, Rules & scoring
The heats use the same format as the Ethics Bowl and the Ethics Olympiad.
The main difference is that all groups will be running simultaneously in the
same space. There will be a round robin format with different schools
participating against each other. There will be a central timing system and
teachers will judge school groups, apart from their own school. See the
attached score sheet and criteria and click here for the judges training
video. Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final scores to
each participating school after the event.
The finalists will be announced at the end of the day before a play-off to
determine the gold medal winning schools. University philosophy lecturers
and ethicists would judge the final event in the afternoon.
Coaches Training Kit- This kit will be provided to schools once you have
registered. Included are the five ethical cases, score sheets, criteria, format
details and other useful information.
Program for the Day:
• Starts 9 am - 9.15 am - Preparation
• 9.15-10.30 am - Heat One
• 10.30 am -11.45 am - Heat Two
• 11.45 Morning tea- Debrief
• 12-1.15 - Heat Three
• 1.15 pm – 1.45 Lunch (Scores to scorer)
• 1.45-3pm- Gold Medal Finals
• 3 pm – Awards Farewells and photos.
• Finish 3.15