The Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership is awarded annually to a publisher or newspaper executive who contributed most significantly to society during the past year.
The contest involves a student writing a general interest feature and then publishing the article in the local paper. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of the contest. Since UIL Academics does not have an amateur rule, students may participate in this contest as well as participate in UIL journalism (or any academic contest). Students are encouraged to write and submit several general interest features to a local paper. For the contest, each student should send his/her entry to the ILPC office for judging. Entries will be broken down into small school (A-3A) and large school (4A-5A) categories.
First place in each category will receive a $125 cash prize, second place will receive a $100 cash prize and third place will receive a $75 cash prize. Winners will be notified after the Texas Press Association Midwinter Conference & Trade Show in January.