UIL Academics

  • UIL Academic Contests

    The University Interscholastic League offers a wide variety of academic contests for high school students, encompassing many elements of required high school coursework. These contests build upon the academic skills developed in the classroom and offer students an opportunity to stretch their talents above and beyond those requirements.  Below are a list of the events that are offered, and students are encouraged to compete in all of the events that interest them.  For more information on the different events, look at this brief overview of events from UIL.


    Business Skills Contest

    • Accounting
    • Computer Applications

    Essay Contests

    • Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition
    • Latino History Essay Competition

    Journalism Contests

    • Copy Editing
    • Editorial Writing
    • Headline Writing
    • Feature Writing
    • News Writing

    Language Arts Contests

    • Literary Criticism
    • Ready Writing
    • Spelling and Vocabulary

    Social Studies Contests

    • Current Issues & Events
    • Social Studies

    Speech & Debate Contests

    • Congress
    • Cross Examination Debate
    • Lincoln Douglas Debate
    • Informative Speaking
    • Persuasive Speaking
    • Prose Interpretation
    • Poetry Interpretation

    STEM Contests

    • Calculator Applications
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Number Sense
    • Robotics
    • Science

    Theatre Contests

    • Filmmaking
    • One-Act Play
    • Theatrical Design



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