Subchapter A: ACADEMICS (966)
Section 966: LATINO HISTORY ESSAY COMPETITION
- (a) THE CONTEST. PURPOSE.
(1) Purpose. The purpose of the Latino History Essay Competition is to provide a unique opportunity for high school students to research and record past and present contributions of Latino communities of Texas. Essays should focus on a prominent or relatively unknown Latino individual, organization or movement in Texas history and how the subject of the essay significantly influenced today’s Latino communities.
(2) Format. Research paper format required. Guidelines and minimum standards will be posted on the UIL website. Essays should display original research; use of primary sources and interviews strongly encouraged.
- (b) ENTRIES
(1) Representation. Any student in grades 9-12 who attends a UIL member high school is eligible to enter.
(2) Deadline. Entries will be submitted electronically on or before the deadline published on the UIL website.
(3) Evaluation. All entries that meet basic requirements will be included in essay judging. Judges will evaluate each entry and provide comments that will be returned to contestants.
- (c) QUALIFICATION.
- Judges will nominate essays to be considered as state finalists. A selection committee will determine state finalists from among the nominees. All state finalists will be presented state awards and become eligible to apply for Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarships.