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UIL Essay Competitions

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions




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The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive program of academic competitive in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 29 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year.

These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.

– Hear from UIL state champions about their experiences and the road to the UIL State Championships.

Academics News & Updates

October 30, 2015
UT Student Activity Conference

The UIL Student Activity Conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 at the University of Texas at Austin has been canceled due to inclement weather. Thunderstorms, floods and forecasted rain throughout the night could make travel to the event dangerous. To help protect the safety of all participants, the UIL has made the decision to cancel the Student Activity Conference at the University of Texas at Austin. There are no plans to reschedule this event.

October 19, 2015
Legislative Council Meeting Results- October 2015

These rule changes were approved by the full UIL Legislative Council at its annual October meeting. 

September 14, 2015
Essay Competitions: Submit now until March 11, 2016

The UIL essay competition entry forms are now available! Students may enter one or both contests. Finalists will be chosen for each contest and will be eligible for scholarships through TILF.

Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition

Latino History Essay Competition

August 12, 2015
Student Activity Conferences

The UIL will conduct four Student Activity Conferences in the fall of 2015.

September 12 - Tyler Junior College, Tyler
September 19 - Texas Tech University, Lubbock
October 31 - University of Texas at Austin
November 7 - Sam Houston State University, Huntsville

Detailed schedules will be posted as soon as information is available at the following link:

May 27, 2015
2015 Academic State Meet Results

1A     2A     3A     4A     5A     6A    

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