UIL Essay Competitions
Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions
results from previous years
Fiction Writing Contest
TEKS and College Readiness
Building an Academic Program
The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests.
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.
Academics News & Updates
The Fiction Writing Contest encourages and rewards creative writing in Texas schools. This year's fiction writing contest theme is “The People Our Parents Warned Us About.”
Deadline to apply is June 2, 2014 and there is no entry fee.
Essay Competitions Include Scholarship Opportunities
The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition and Latino History Essay Competition are open to all students in grades 9-12 who attend UIL member high schools. The entry deadline is March 3.
UIL Announces Sponsor Excellence Award Winners
The University Interscholastic League is proud to recognize 17 of the top UIL sponsors in Texas as the 2013 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award winners.