Special Contest Rules
Computer Applications: Each contestant is expected to bring their own laptop, printer, flash drive, and power strip.
Computer Science: A Computer Science programming team can have no more than 3 people per team. Each team is required to bring their own computer with one keyboard, mouse, and screen. A printer is optional. The team is expected to program in Java. We will be using PC^2 to submit the programs. If PC^2 fails then we will use flash drives. A team may use two reference books, and calculators are not allowed. Pre-written student code is not allowed. Students MAY create classes, files, templates at the beginning of the contest (during the 2-hour time limit) and use them during the contest itself.
Journalism and Ready Writing: The contests will be given in our computer lab, so students can use one of our computers, their own computer, or write on paper.
Rules for Speaking Events
Informative Speaking (INF):
The UIL rules for informative speaking will be used. Must deliver an informative speech on the topic drawn. Time limit: 30 minutes for preparation, 7 minutes for speech. No grace. www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/rules/1004.html
Persuasive Speaking (PER):
The UIL rules for persuasive speaking will be used. Must deliver a persuasive speech on the topic drawn. Time limit: 30 minutes for preparation, 7 minutes for speech. No grace. www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/rules/1005.html
Prose (PR): The UIL prose rules and categories will be used. Must have a memorized introduction and the piece(s) must be read from a small black binder. Must have documentation for all pieces. Max. time limit: 7 minutes. No grace.
Poetry (PO): The UIL poetry rules and categories will be used. Must have a memorized introduction and the piece(s) must be read from a small black binder. Must have documentation for all pieces. Max. time limit: 7 minutes. No grace.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate (LD): UIL rules of Lincoln-Douglas Debate will be used. Timekeepers will be provided for all rounds if possible. Debate students are encouraged to bring their own timer if we run short on timekeepers. Students, according to UIL rules, are allowed to use laptops. No grace. http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/rules/1002.html.
The Spring UIL topic will be used.
Group Improv (GIMP): Groups of 3-5. Will have 5 minutes max. to prepare an improvised skit and 5 minutes max. to perform. Topics will be words, situations or props. Introduction required.