UIL Congress Pilot Contest
Congress Contests and Clinics
Congress Contest Materials
- Legislation Template- Bill
- Legislation Template- Resolution
- Legislation Template- Resolution Amend Constitution
- Judging Instructions
- Oath of Office
- Debate Rubric: Speaking
- Speech Evaluation
- Master Ballot
- Presiding Officer Evaluation
- Parliamentarian Ballot
- Amendment Form
- Table of Frequently Used Parliamentary Motions
- Chamber Voting/Election Record
- Precedence/Recency Table & Fractions of Parliamentary Voting
- Agenda Report
- Final Session Evaluation
Congress is an individual contest in a large group setting. It models the legislative process of democracy, specifically, the United States Congress. Within this mock legislative assembly competition, contestants draft legislation (proposed laws and position statements) submitted to the tournament, and they research the docket of bills and resolutions dealing with real-world social and political policies prior to the contest to prepare their speeches. At the tournament, students caucus in committees, deliver formal discourse on the merits and disadvantages of each piece of legislation, and vote to pass or defeat the measures they have examined. Parliamentary procedure forms structure for the discourse, and students extemporaneously respond to others’ arguments over the course of a session.
- Intent to Participate in Congress - Link is now closed. Deadline was Oct. 1. Please contact your clerk if you missed the deadline.
District Legislation 2014
Districts that need additional legislation are eligible to use legislation posted from other Districts.
Invitational meets may use District legislation.
Resources & Guidelines
State Congress Competition
- Tentative State Program updated 12/19/13