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Oxford Big Read 2019

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Motivate your students to read in English with the Oxford Big Read Competition!

Oxford Big Read 2019 is closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

What is the Oxford Big Read Competition?
A nation-wide competition promoting reading in English run by Oxford University Press.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all students from junior and senior high schools, and universities in Japan.
When is the competition?
  • April 2019 – Registration open
  • 29 November 2019 – Deadline to submit entries
  • January 2020 – Winners announced
How to participate
Students enter through a teacher who assigns and administers the project. Students read an eligible story and create a poster with artwork and some English text. Teachers choose the 5 best entries to submit for judging.
prizes
Deadline to submit entries: Fri. November 29th, 2019
1.Register online

The teacher registers the participating classes, grades or institution via the online registration form.

2.Read & Create

Students choose and read one OUP graded reader and create a poster. Detailed instruction and the starter pack are here.

3.Submit

The teacher selects the best five items per group and submits to either of the categories via post or email attachment.
*For details on entry, prizes and eligibility, please see the Terms and Conditions.

 

 

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Categories

Entries are divided into two age groups below. For each age group, there are two prize categories: 'Fiction' and 'Non-fiction'. Students can enter either category depending on the story they choose.

Junior High School

Eligibility: Junior high school students
  • Fiction: 2 Winners, 1 Runner up
  • Non-fiction: 2 Winners, 1 Runner up

High School – University

Senior high school, college, and university students
  • Fiction: 2 Winners, 1 Runner up
  • Non-fiction: 2 Winners, 1 Runner up

*For details on entry, prizes and eligibility, please see the Terms and Conditions.

 

 

This campaign is partnered with Kinokuniya Company Ltd. 株式会社 紀伊國屋書店ロゴ

Prizes

National prize winners and runners up from each prize category, ‘Fiction’ and ‘Non-fiction’ in each age group, ‘Junior High School’ and ‘High School – University’, will receive a certificate as well as the following:

Winners

Student Prize:
OUP Book Voucher (¥5,000 value), OUP dictionary, poster*1
Teacher Prize:
Set of OUP graded readers (20 titles), poster*1
Institution Prize:
Trophy, poster*1

Runners up

Student Prize:
Kinokuniya Gift Card (¥3,000 value)*2, poster*1
Teacher Prize:
Set of OUP graded readers (10 titles), poster*1
Institution Prize:
Poster*1
*1) A poster featuring the winning artwork
*2) Will be provided by Kinokuniya Company Ltd.
prizes

*For details on entry, prizes and eligibility, please see the Terms and Conditions.

 

 

This campaign is partnered with Kinokuniya Company Ltd. 株式会社 紀伊國屋書店ロゴ

This Year's Winners

Thank you to all the students, teachers and institutions who participated in the Oxford Big Read this year. We received lots of amazing entries and our judges had a very tough time deciding the winners.
Now we are pleased to announce this year’s National Prize Winners and Runners-up. We have also selected several works for honorable mention, all of which you can see below.

Oxford Big Read Competition 2019 Entry School List

National Prize Winners

Junior High School
- Fiction -
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    Student
    Hanaka Teratani
    Teacher
    Takeshi Yokoyama
    School
    Toho University Toho Junior High School
    Title
    The Twelve Dancing Princesses
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    Student
    Kanaru Ebi
    Teacher
    Shusuke Maeda
    School
    Oshukan Secondary School
    Title
    The Wizard of Oz
- Non-fiction -
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    Student
    Ichie Morita
    Teacher
    Takeshi Yokoyama
    School
    Toho University Toho Junior High School
    Title
    Animals in Danger
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    Student
    Kaito Matsuura
    Teacher
    Yoshimi Sawato
    School
    Toko Gakuen Junior High School
    Title
    Space
High School - University
- Fiction -
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    Student
    Aoi Ishii
    Teacher
    Ayaka Morino
    School
    Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa High School
    Title
    Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
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    Student
    Hinata Hommaru
    Teacher
    James Taylor
    School
    International College of Technology, Kanazawa
    Title
    The Piano
- Non-fiction -
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    Student
    Honoka Yamamoto
    Teacher
    Takahiro Arakawa
    School
    Chiyoda Kuritsu Kudan Secondary School
    Title
    The Life and Diaries of Anne Frank
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    Student
    Chihiro Kawazu
    Teacher
    Katsumasa Ohsaki
    School
    Osaka Kun-ei Jogakuin Senior High School
    Title
    Animals in Danger

Runners-up

Junior High School
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    Student
    Ayane Kajiki
    Teacher
    Erisa Horimi
    School
    Kochi Kokusai Junior High School
    Title
    The Great Race
  • - Non-fiction -

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    Student
    Shu Goto
    Teacher
    Takeshi Yokoyama
    School
    Toho University Toho Junior High School
    Title
    Why We Recycle
High School - University
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    Student
    Kotori Wainai
    Teacher
    Greg Gagnon
    School
    Toyota Technological Institute
    Title
    Stories from the Heart - Stories from Around the World (Cries from the Heart)
  • - Non-fiction -

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    Student
    Mei Nishide
    Teacher
    Takahiro Arakawa
    School
    Chiyoda Kuritsu Kudan Secondary School
    Title
    Space

Honorable Mention

We received several beautifully illustrated and written pieces from students all over Japan. Although we are unable to give prizes to everyone, we would like to give an honorable mention to some of the top entries. (Click the image to enlarge)