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Handbooks & Manuals for Academic Contests


The UIL publishes manuals and handbooks as free downloads to provide guidelines for each UIL academic contest. Handbooks are intended for contestants, coaches and contest directors. All participants should be familiar with the contents. Most are updated every year or substantially revised every few years as needed. 

Handbooks will be updated for 2022-2023

Speech & Debate

2022-2023 New Coach Manual
2022-2023 Congress Handbook
2022-2023 CX Debate Handbook
2022-2023 Informative & Persuasive Speaking Handbook
2022-2023 Lincoln-Douglas Debate Handbook
2022-2023 Prose & Poetry Handbook

A+ Academics

   A+ Handbook
   If you are your campus  coordinator in grades 2-8 and have not yet registered,   
   please do
so here. This is an annual submission.

Manuals for High School

2022-2023 Academic Coordinator's Manual

2022-23 District Academic Meet Director's Manual 

2022-2023 Regional Academic Meet Director's Manual

District Entries in Team Events - Six Entry Option Clarification

High School Academics

If you are your campus high school academic coordinator and have not yet registered, please do so here. This is an annual submission.