The Ethics Bowl is, as its name suggests, a discussion on ethical issues. It takes the form of a debate (where two teams exchange ideas with each other), but it is, in essence, different from a debate. In the Ethics Bowl, teams do not aim to prove the other side wrong. Instead, they engage in constructive and respectful dialogue to demonstrate their ability to think critically and collaboratively on contentious ethical issues. It is the mission of the Ethics Bowl to promote respectful, supportive, and in-depth discussion of ethics among pre-college students, thus preparing them to navigate challenging ethical issues in a complex moral and political community.