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January 26, 2016
Essay Contest Deadline: March 11, 2016

The UIL essay competition entry forms are 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

December 10, 2015

The University Interscholastic League will host the first ever UIL robotics pilot program to begin during the 2015-2016 academic school year. 

The UIL Robotics State Championship will have two divisions, UIL Robotics: FIRST® Division and UIL Robotics: BEST™ Division.

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. 

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    

February 06, 2015
2015 UIL Academic State Meet Schedule

State Meet
The TENTATIVE (some rooms/times will likely change) State Meet Academic schedule is now posted. PLEASE NOTE: some coaches meetings are on Monday, May 25, most events will compete on Tuesday, May 26, with finals in speaking events on Wednesday, May 27. This is to accommodate schools with finals and graduation that week.

September 25, 2014
Change in High School Spelling and Vocabulary Contest

Beginning the 2014-15 school year, the UIL Spelling and Vocabulary contest will have a few changes.

During Part II and III, the pronouncer will define all words, not just the ones from outside of the list. The new instructions to the pronouncer will read:

Up to 20 percent of the words on the tests are "outside words”, words not included in this year's UIL Word Power, and they are noted on the Pronouncer's Copy with an asterisk. Please define not only the outside words, but also all words on the Pronouncer’s List. The part of speech has been provided for each word to assist you, if necessary, in formulating illustrative sentences.

We are also having a change in test writers this year. Linda Berrey will be writing all parts of the test and Marcia Hilsabeck will be serving as the proofreader. We do not anticipate significant changes, but there are always a few differences when we have a change in writers of any test.


May 29, 2014

Sabine Pass, Salado, Argyle, Hallsville, and Clements win the 2014 State Academic Championships. Congratulations!

The State Academic Championship goes to the school in each conference earning the highest total points for all academic events, including State Cross-Examination Debate, State One-Act Play and the State Academic Meet, all held at the University of Texas at Austin.

You can access all state results here.

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