International Ethics Olympiad Final

2021 International Ethics Olympiad

This page has been set up for qualifying schools that have been invited to participate in this year’s Senior Students Ethics Olympiad International final.   Top schools from each regional Ethics Olympiad have been invited to register for this event. Please note it will be run online and we will be using the same cases as have been used in regional events, but the questions asked of students will be different. The structure of the event will be slightly different to the regionals in that the start times depend on where you are in the world.

DATE 23rd July (22nd for Canadian Schools)

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Start times:

-8 am – Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Western Australia

-9.30 am – South Australia and Northern Territory

-10 am – ACT, Brisbane, N.S.W, Tasmania, Queensland & Victoria

-12 noon – New Zealand

-5 pm Vancouver (Thursday)

There will be three heats over the course of the 4 ¾ hour program.

Finish times:

12.45 pm – Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Western Australia

2.15 pm – South Australia and Northern Territory

2.45 pm – ACT, N.S.W, Tasmania & Victoria

4.45 pm – New Zealand

9.45 pm Vancouver (Thursday)

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 that rewards, clear, concise, respectful discourse around interesting ethical cases. Coaches will be notified of the results later and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be posted to successful schools. Only one team from each qualifying school can enter (unless your school won Gold & Silver medals in your regional Olympiad) Due to the time differences of the regions involved we cannot timetable meal breaks easily. Therefore, we will provide a 15-minute refreshment break between each Heat for teams to eat and go to the toilet. etc                                

Registration -Schools will need to register below for this event. Once

payment is received we will send you a Zoom link for the day. We will

be inviting the next placed school if we do not receive a registration within

one week of the invitation being sent. As we are paying moderator judges

again we will need to charge an entrance fee.  Once registered we will send

you a confirmation email. The registration fee is $235 AUS for each team.


Differences -Heats will be run in the same way as they were during the

regionals. However, instead of 5-minute presentations students will have

up to 7 minutes to present their arguments. Cases will not be read at the

start of each heat.

Eligible Year levels –The team that qualified in the regional event will

represent your school.  Participating students must be in Senior High School.

-In Australia, we invite teachers of students Years 10-12 to participate.

-In NZ we invite secondary school students to participate in Years 10-13


-In Hong Kong & Singapore we invite Secondary School secondary

students (Secondary 4-6) to participate (14–18-year olds)

-In Canada – School students up to 18 years of age can participate.

Awards – Medalists will be announced on the following day and

certificates will be provided for all participants. Gold, Silver and

Bronze medals will be sent to the three top schools on the day.


Enter your details below if you would like to accept the invitation to participate. 

Click on the region where you qualified.
Please provide a name & contact details for a colleague from your school.