Academic Conflict Pattern

This conflict pattern is honored at all regions and at the State Meet. Contestants may not enter in any two events with overlapping shaded areas. All conflicts should be resolved prior to arrival at the Regional Meet. Events will start as scheduled.

UIL Academic Conflict Pattern


The conflict is not mandates, but the above conflict pattern will be honored at all regional meets. Districts are also urged to use the conflicts in setting a schedule for their meets. Regional schedules will not be modified to allow participation in conflicting events.

SESSION I (3 hours)

The following events may be held at the same time: prose, poetry, Lincoln-Douglas debate, ready writing, computer applications and current issues and events. Calculator applications, number sense and computer applications may not be held at the same time. Students may also participate in both current issue and events and computer applications so long as they are set up and do not delay the start of the computer applications contests.Number sense conflict with current issues and events, ready writing and prose/poetry interpretation.

SESSION II (2 1/2 hours)

The following events may be held at the same time: informative speaking, persuasive speaking, spelling and vocabulary, literary criticism, science and accounting. News writing and feature writing may not be held at the same time.Note: persuasive speaking finals and computer science programming may conflict.

SESSION III ( 2 hours)

The following events may be held at the same time: mathematics, social studies, prose, poetry and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Editorial writing and headline writing may not be held at the same time. Computer science and mathematics may not be held at the same time.

SESSION IV (2 hours)

The following events may be held at the same time: informative speaking finals, persuasive speaking final sand the computer science hands-on test. The hands-on test is administered at regional meets and at the State Meet only.