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February 2019
District Entry
All academic district meets are set up in the online entry system and academic coordinators may enter your school’s contestants. The entry deadline is 10 days prior to your meet, or an earlier date set by your DEC. Check with your district academic meet director for more information. Details about the meet entry procedure can be found in the UIL High School Academic Coordinator’s Manual.

Copy Editing is an official contest this year. It is 15-minutes and does not conflict with the other journalism contests.  Headline Writing has been shortened to 30 MINUTES this year. Students still will be asked to write six headlines.

Essay Contests
The deadline to submit an essay for the UIL essay contests is February 20. One essay can qualify a student as a state finalist and make him or her eligible for TILF scholarships as well as win your school championship points. Essays are submitted online.

The UIL State Office is currently recruiting policy debate judges to hire for the CX Debate State Meet March 18-19 (1-2-3A) and March 22-23 (4-5-6A) held at the University of Texas in Austin. If your school did not qualify a team to state but your experienced debate coach is interested in judging state, have them contact Jana Riggins, UIL Debate Director, immediately. 

Speaking topics for Informative & Persuasive Speaking used for Invitational A practice meets will be posted on the UIL Extemporaneous Speaking webpage in their entirety Monday, February 11.

Academic State Meet Schedule
An outline of the state meet schedule has been posted.  Please continue to check the UIL website for more details.

One Act Play
TITLE ENTRY Deadline is February 14.  CONTESTANT ENTRY Deadline is no later than 10 Calendar days before your first contest. Please confirm with your Contest Manager on that date.  Directors and Contest Managers, please review changes and updates in the Handbook. Review the UIL Theatre Resources and Forms page for updates and all your contest needs. The best Valentine you can send the UIL Theatre Office is submitting on time. 

Theatrical Design
February 9 is the Entry deadline. For questions contact Rachael Gomez, contest director.

The UIL Young Filmmakers Festival
Over 700 entries this year! Films advancing to Semi-Finals and Nominees for the Nobelity Project Award can be found on the UIL Film Page.  The UIL Young Filmmakers State Finals are March 5, 2019 at the historical Paramount Theatre in Austin. 

Capital Conference
UIL will host the 23rd Annual Capital Conference June 25-26 at the AT&T Conference Center and Hotel (UT-Austin).  The conference offers a variety of sessions for high school academic coaches and coordinators including an array of sessions covering speech, theatre, robotics and A+ (grades 2-8).  Registration to open March 2019.  

UT EID Password Update
To improve password security, UT’s Information Security Office will notify all UT EID owners of a password change requirement. If you do not change your password before the date specified in the email, you will be required to change your password the next time you attempt to log in.
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