The 5th Annual Honi Soit Opinion Competition is here!

The Opinion Competition is a chance to celebrate the great writing that USYD students produce and that Honi features. It is made possible by a generous donor. Come and join the ABC’s The Drum Host Julia Baird, Honi Soit editors and reporters to celebrate the winners of this year’s Opinion Competition and our reporter awards. We have purchased Hitchensesque quantities of wine. Help us drink it and honour the past year of student media in general.

6pm at the Verge Gallery. Food and drinks will be supplied.

The Opinion Competition…

Are you sick and tired of something? Are you angry, or just disappointed? Do you have strong feelings? What makes your blood boil? We’re after your opinion pieces for Honi’s 5th annual Opinion Competition. This year’s theme is (somewhat morbid, but never dull) ‘DEATH’.

Are the deaths of Asylum Seekers blood on Australia’s hands? Is the Death Penalty anachronistic in today’s day and age? Is Print Media a dying form? What is the Meaning of Life?

Explore these, or other issues that you may feel strongly about, as inspired by the idea of death.

We’ll be celebrating the Opinion Comp and announcing the winners in style at the Verge Gallery on the evening of Thursday, October 23rd. Save the date.

We’re thrilled to have Julia Baird, host of The ABC’s The Drum, and writer and editor for the ABC, SMH and NYT as our judge.

We’ll be giving away prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Opinion Comp, as well as two highly commended awards.
1st place: $800
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $350
Highly Commended: $150

The winning contributions will be published in the following edition of Honi Soit.

2014 Contributor Awards

We’ll also be doing celebrating the year that was and reward the work of our reporters and contributors by announcing the following prizes for contributions to Honi throughout the year:
Best feature
Best profile
Best investigation
Best opinion piece
Best News Reporter
Best Comedy writer
Best and fairest reporters (2)
Best Artist
Best Visual Piece

Submissions are due before midnight on Wednesday, October 8th. Send them in to They must be 800 words or less. The competition is open to all undergraduate students at USYD, so include your name, student number and degree in your email, but NOT in the attached document. Don’t forget the theme.