The Baines Report’s student op-ed writing contest is open! All students at the University of Texas are eligible to submit an article.

Rules and Instructions:

  • Op-eds must be between 500 and 625 words.
  • Op-eds may cover any topic.
  • Co-authored articles are acceptable.
  • Op-eds must be submitted by Nov. 6 at midnight. Early submission are welcome.
  • To submit your op-ed, email bainesreport@gmail.com with the subject line “Op-Ed Contest.”

The winning article will be considered for publication at the Austin American-Statesman, and the top five articles will be considered for publication at The Baines Report. 

Find further directions on writing  an op-ed, here, and view a recording below of the Baines Report’s op-ed writing workshop featuring Austin American-Statesman opinion editor Juan Castillo and UT media relations manager Matt Pene.

Please email bainesreport@gmail.com with any additional question.