Speech & Debate
Contact Info

Speech & Debate Director:
Jana Riggins

Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-232-7311

State Champions

UIL Congress Pilot Contest

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.
 

Congressional Competition

  • 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.

ESC 1

ESC 2 (revised 10/10)

ESC 3 (revised 9/30)

ESC 4 (revised 10/9)

ESC 5

ESC 6

ESC 7 (revised 9/30)

ESC 8

ESC 9 (revised 9/30)

ESC 10

ESC 11

ESC 12 (revised 9/30)

ESC 13 (revised 10/6)

ESC 14 (revised 9/30)

ESC 15

ESC 16

ESC 17 (revised 10/1)

ESC 18 (revised 10/8)

ESC 19 (revised 10/9)

ESC 20

Resources & Guidelines

State Congress Competition

UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE
1701 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
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