TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions apply to all Ethics Olympiads, Junior School, Middle School and Senior School. (See Training Camp ‘Terms and Conditions’ at the bottom of this page)

  • The Ethics Olympiad will provide ethical cases for participating schools in the lead up to the event.
  • Each school can enter a team of 5 students, or two teams of five students (10 students), Smaller teams are permitted but the cost per team remains the same.
  • During Ethics Olympiads groups will be competing against their own age group and mixed-age groupings during the event.
  • Registered school groups need to participate with an intact team to represent their school on the day. Every effort should be taken to replace a student who is unwell on the day. Last-minute forfeits will not be reimbursed and should be avoided as this will affect judge allocations on the day.
  • Regarding the use of reserves, schools can use reserves but ideally, a school team remains intact throughout the day. Please be aware that we will only provide five medals for each winning team.
  • Junior, Middle and Senior School Ethics Olympiads are run according to age levels due to the different systems in different jurisdictions. Junior Schools 9-12-year-old, Middle School 13-14-year-old and Senior School 15-18-year-old.
  • Payment is required once registered to secure your school’s place at the event.
  • Ethics Olympiads are now being run via Zoom to enable remote and regional schools to participate. Problems with access to Zoom and any internet problems are the responsibility of the registrant. Every effort will be made to accommodate problems on the day.
  • Full reimbursements will be given up until two months before the event minus 10% to cover administration costs and a full refund will be given if the school is closed due COVID related restrictions. The fact that many of the upfront costs in running the event are made well beforehand means that no reimbursement will be provided after that date.
  • If we have an uneven number of teams participating, we will ask a different team to observe during each round. Those teams will have either the score attained in the practice round or an average score attained across the other two scored rounds. Whichever is higher.
  • Each participating school is required to provide a coach to supervise on the day.
  • Mobile phones, laptops and pre-prepared notes are not permitted to be used during the heats and finals. A point penalty will apply.
  • The decisions of the judges are final. Scores from the heats will be totalled on the day and these will determine the medal results. Individual judges scores will not be provided. The overall results will be provided to each participating coach at the end of the event.
  • Where there is a tie, we will select the winner using the following process. The highest score in the third heat….if that is still a draw the highest score in the second heat and so on.
  • The results will be emailed to supervising teachers following the event as well as certificates and medals which will need to be presented to the students at a school assembly.
  • The minimum number of teams to run the event will be 8 teams (4/5 schools) The maximum number of schools is 30. Full reimbursement will be provided if an event is cancelled due to small numbers of registration, but every attempt will be made to accommodate registered schools at another time.
  • Where there is more than one judge involved in a heat, scores will be averaged across those judges in each round.
  • Videoing- We do not usually video heats but where there is a need to video the event for training purposes, we will consult with the coaches from the relevant schools first.
  • The Ethics Olympiad has ensured the event (Certificate of Currency is available on request) and has organisers all have WWC Registration. (WWC numbers are available on request)
  • If for some reason we have to cancel the event schools will have the option of a full refund or transfer their registration to the next Ethics Olympiad.

The Australasian or International Ethics Olympiads

In 2020 we started offering medal-winning schools the opportunity to participate in a follow-up event with each other.

  • Eligibility for these events will go to all schools winning a Gold or Silver medal, but in some cases where the number of teams participating exceeds 25 teams in a regional event or where for whatever reason a qualifying school cannot participate, we might invite Bronze medal-winning teams to represent their region.
  • The same conditions for cancellations apply to an Australasian Ethics Olympiad as do other Ethics Olympiads.

Training Camps/Clinics

Training Camps will be provided twice a year, once for Junior and Middle School students and once for Senior School students. The same cancellation criteria apply to training camps.

  • Full reimbursements will be given up until two months before the event minus 10% to cover administration costs and a full refund will be given if the school is closed due COVID related restrictions. The fact that many of the upfront costs in running the event are made well beforehand means that no reimbursement will be provided after that date.
  • Problems with access to Zoom and any internet problems are the responsibility of the registrant. Every effort will be made to accommodate problems on the day and assist schools leading up to the event. If there are any access problems caused by the provider, we will make a video available to the registrant.
  • Videoing of the training camp is not permitted, and the provider reserves the right to exclude anyone if they are uncooperative and particularly anyone who leaves their camera off during the training day.
  • The purpose of the training clinics is primarily to assist athletes and coaches in their preparation for an Ethics Olympiad. Any behaviour that undermines this will be considered due cause to omit participants.