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April 2019

Many thanks for your work to get your students to district and all that you do. The assistance coordinators and coaches provide make the district meet successful. Now, on with information about Regionals!

Many of your questions will be answered by reviewing the UIL Academic Coordinator’s Manual, starting on page 50, Tips for Region and State Qualifiers.

Congratulations to regional qualifiers. There is no entry required. Qualifiers are advanced through the online entry system based on district results. 

Region Schedule and Entry Fees
Please review your region’s handbook closely for schedules, rooms, requirements providing a speech judge or documentation for interp. Some schedules were recently updated and changed. It is your responsibility to access the most recent schedule. Schedules may list roll call time and others may list contest start time. Arrive early! Region entry fees should be handled through your District Executive Committee. Individual schools should not make payment for fees, other than for One-Act Play.

If you have drops, you must contact the alternate schools through 6th place (2nd place for teams) until you find one able to attend. Provide the information to your district meet director who will verify and contact the region meet director. Please let the district meet director handle all communication about drops to the region meet director. Your district meet director may be willing to assist with contact information for the alternate or contact the alternate for you, but it is your responsibility as the dropping school to assure the spot has been filled. Failure to do so could violate the Academic Contest Ethics Code. Do not leave a seat vacant at Region.

Individual Alternates
If you drop a 1st -3rd place individual, the 4th-6th places are the only alternates that are eligible to compete. No sub form is needed since these students are already on the roster from district results. 

Team Substitutes
For teams that qualify, you may substitute any eligible student from your school for one qualifying team member that cannot attend Region. You must submit the Substitute Eligibility Form to the region meet director. A team substitute did not have to participate or be listed on the district entry. Contact UIL if you have questions.

Study Materials
Clean copies of tests and keys are available for Invitational A, B and District in the UIL Online Store. The link you receive will also access the region materials that will be posted following that contest.

About the Region Meet
Region is a high stakes contest. It requires everyone to understand that all involved are working for the best interest of what they feel they are there to do. Please give thanks to the site hosts and contest directors, offer your assistance, attend verification, pick up your test materials and awards (it is not the site’s responsibility to mail them to you—exception of materials for meets concluding prior to Saturday), ask questions when things don’t seem right, and HAVE FUN! 

State Wildcard Qualifiers
Wildcard qualifiers from region to state will be posted no later than noon, Wednesday after Region for a 24-hour verification period. No other notification will be sent.

Capital Conference
Registration is now open.  It will be held June 25- 26 at the AT&T Conference Center and Hotel at the University of Teas at Austin.  The conference offers a wide array of sessions geared for academic coordinators and coaches of grades 2-12 of academic contests, STEM, robotics, speech and theatre.  

ILPC Spring Convention
Registration is now open. ILPC (Interscholastic League Press Conference) is the scholastic press association for Texas. It will be held May 4-5, the same weekend as UIL State Meet. All journalism students and advisers who advance to the State Meet can attend for FREE. For more information, contact Jeanne Acton or visit the UIL website.

Essay Competitions
Finalists for the UIL essay competitions will be emailed the week of April 8th. The list of essay finalists will also be posted here.

Speech coaches who have an LD debater at Region that qualifies for State should pick up a packet especially designed for winning LD coaches before leaving the regional meet. The packet contains time-sensitive material. You must respond to the State Office quickly.

OAP Regional meets will be held April 12-16 and deadlines may be found here. OAP State meets will be held at Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) April 23-25 for 4A- 6A and May 2-4 for 1A- 3A OAP.  For more info, visit here.

Important Dates

April 8: Spring Meet entry will open to make changes

April 10: 5 p.m. Deadline to send in photos for State Meet program and any changes to the Spring Meet Entry

April 17: 5 p.m. Deadline to submit State Lighting Cues for programming to the State office

April 26: State Theatrical Design Contest Round Roc ISD PAC

OAP State Meet Honor Crew
Applications are due Monday, April 8, 2019.  Students selected will serve as members of the 92nd State One-Act Play Contest production staff. Nominations should be based on production excellence in your theatre arts program. Students selected as Honor Crew Members of the State Meet OAP staff will be involved in a learning experience otherwise available only to State Meet participants. Honor Crew applicants for Conference 1A-3A are strongly encouraged to apply. 

OAP Director Pass for State Meet
OAP Directors may purchase a $20 ticket for admission to all performances of all conferences at the OAP State Meet. This ticket is for school employees who were listed as the director of OAP at any level of competition not qualifying for the State Meet. You may purchase the ticket at the Round Rock PAC ticket office beginning April 23.
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