First Year Witness Examination

Registration for this competition has NOW CLOSED.

Competitors may join the Facebook group here.

For the seventh consecutive year, the LSS brings you the First Year Witness Examination Competition. The problems are pitched at a level that is accessible to first years and there is a strong emphasis on helping teams improve round to round. 

Each team is guaranteed to take part in at least three rounds, with the Grand Finalists competing in a total of 7 witness examinations across the year. There is no better way of getting experience as a first-year than through the 2021 First Year Witness Examination Competition.

In Semester 1, 2021, preliminary rounds will be held online. Whether subsequent rounds and finals will be held online or in person will be confirmed in the coming months.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Malaika Khattak and Tulsi Kavar at


Round 1: Wednesday 17/3 and Thursday 18/3
Round 2: Wednesday 31/3 and Thursday 1/4
Round 3: Wednesday 21/4 and Thursday 22/4
Round 4: Tuesday 11/5 and Wednesday 12/5
Quarter-Final: Wednesday 4/8
Semi-Final: Wednesday 25/8
Grand Final: Wednesday 8/9

Dates are subject to change.



Winners – Janice Chan and Shruti Sudarsan
Runners Up – Tulsi Kavar and Liam Roney
Judges – Sarah Lenthall (Foley’s List), Rahmin De Krester (Foley’s List) and Felicity Fox (Foley’s List)

Congratulations to Janice Chan and Shruti Sudarsan for winning the 2020 Foley’s List First Year Witness Examination Competition.

Congratulations to Tulsi Kavar and Liam Roney who were the runners up of the competition.

Thank you to our Co-opts Phillip Geoghegan and Jeremy Waite and thank you to all those who participated in 2020.


2020 – Janice Chan and Shruti Sudarsan

2019 – Alyssa Kim and Yuandong Qin

2018 – Dave Johnson and Bodhi Shribman

2017 – Sean Carr and Jessie Li

2016 – Elif Sekercioglu and Jacob Rodrigo

2015 – Caitlin O’Neil and Madeline Close

2014 – Finn Douglas and Esther Faine-Vallantin