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The UIL sponsors four journalism contests - news writing, feature writing, editorial writing and headline writing. Students compete at the district level, and then the top three places advance to regionals. From regionals, the top three places advance to state competition. The UIL journalism program has seen increased participation in recent years. Many contests winners have gone on to excel as professional journalists.

The UIL offers additional journalism contests through its scholastic press organization, Interscholastic League Press Conference. ILPC offers its members yearbook, newspaper (both print and web-based), broadcast and documentary competitions. ILPC also sponsors an annual two-day spring convention and a four-day intensive summer workshop. Both are held at the University of Texas at Austin.

Journalism News & Updates

May 13, 2014
2014 State UIL Feature Writing Guest Speaker Announced

Catherine Shellman, founder of "Unsilence the Violence: A firsthand experience with dating/domestic violence through the eyes of a mother," will be the guest speaker and subject for the 2014 UIL State Feature Writing Contest.

Shellman has worked with numerous organizations, including Crime Victim Services at the San Marcos Police Department, Hope Hospice in New Braunfels and First Christian Church in San Marcos, and has spoken at universities, high schools and police departments in an effort to bring greater awareness to dating/domestic violence.

April 17, 2013

The program for the 2013 ILPC Spring Convention is now available.

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