July 11-12, 2014
UIL Essay Competitions
Barbara Jordan Historical Essay and Latino History Essay Competitions
results from previous years
Fiction Writing Contest
TEKS and College Readiness
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
Held each summer at The University of Texas at Austin, the UIL Capital Conference offers everything a speech coach, theatre director, academic coach or coordinator—high school or elementary, middle or junior high—needs to know, from eligibility rules to setting up a budget to prose and poetry selections to researching the cross-examination debate resolution. Featuring many of the state's most outstanding and successful academic coaches and coordinators as well as many of the League's state contest directors, the Capital Conference is the most economical and effective way to make certain your school year kicks off on the right foot.
Online registration open until July 1, onsite registration available thereafter.
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.
This list is now official.
A Wild Card team for an academic contest is the highest scoring 2nd place team in the conference.