The UIL sponsors five journalism contests - news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, headline writing and copy editing. 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
2022 All State Journalism Staff Announced
Students earn acceptance to the All-State Journalism Staff by participating and winning competitions through UIL journalism and ILPC or similar contests. Students who earn 50 points or more earn the distinction of All-State Journalism Staff.
See the 2022 list here. And check out the application to prepare for the 2023 All-State Journalism Staff (due in Summer 2023).
2021 October Legislative Council Meeting
October 17-18, 2021
The 81st annual meeting of the Legislative Council of the University Interscholastic League was held on October 17 & 18, 2021 at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown. The Sunday Public Forum and Monday General Session were live streamed courtesy of the NFHS Network.
Legislative Council General Session Packet
8AM - Legislative Council Public Forum – Live Stream | Agenda
-Academic Standing Committee – Agenda
-Music Standing Committee – Agenda
-Athletics Standing Committee – Agenda
10:30AM - Policy Standing Committee – Agenda
9AM - Legislative Council General Session - Live Stream | Agenda