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UIL Journalism

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 offers additional journalism contests through its scholastic press organization, the Interscholastic League Press Conference. ILPC offers its members yearbook, newspaper, online news and broadcast competitions. ILPC also sponsors an annual three-day spring convention and a three-day intensive summer workshop. Both are held at the University of Texas at Austin.

Students who excel in scholastic journalism, whether it be through UIL contests or through student publications, learn communication, media literacy and leadership skills that will make them successful in whichever path they may choose.

Journalism News & Updates

July 25, 2023
175 students named to All-State Journalism Staff

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 2023 list here. 

To see criteria for 2024, click here.

July 18, 2023
ILPC hosts Summer Workshop in June

Join us at the University of Texas at Austin June 14-16, 2024 for the next ILPC Summer Workshop. 

April 19, 2023
2023 ILPC Spring Convention results now posted

Full results are now available here