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District Entry

All academic district meets are set up in the online entry system and academic coordinators may enter your school’s contestants. The entry deadline is 10 days prior to your meet, or an earlier date set by your DEC. Check with your district academic meet director for more information. Details about the meet entry procedure can be found in the UIL High School Academic Coordinator’s Manual.


Copy Editing is an official contest this year. It is 15-minutes and does not conflict with the other journalism contests.  Headline Writing has been shortened to 30 MINUTES this year. Students still will be asked to write six headlines.

Essay Contests

The deadline to submit an essay for the UIL essay contests is February 20. One essay can qualify a student as a state finalist and make him or her eligible for TILF scholarships as well as win your school championship points. Essays are submitted online.