OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Oxford Big Read 2019

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

Registration

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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

Past Winner Entries

You can see the winning entries of the Big Read Competition 2018 below.

National Prize Winners

Junior High School
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    Student
    Mei Tamura
    Teacher
    Mikiko Hirao
    School
    Seishokaichi Junior High School
    Title
    The Enigma Plot
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    Student
    Rina Ueda
    Teacher
    Yoshimi Sawato
    School
    Toko Gakuen Junior High School
    Title
    Frankenstein
High School - University
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    Student
    Yukiho Umeda
    Teacher
    Benjamin Abraham
    School
    Hikarigaoka Girls’ High School
    Title
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
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    Student
    Yukina Iwata
    Teacher
    Thomas Entwistle
    School
    Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
    Title
    The Phantom of the Opera

Runners-up

Junior High School
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    Student
    Yuka Hayashi
    Teacher
    Noriko Minegishi
    School
    Toho University Toho Junior High School
    Title
    A Scandal in Bohemia (Sherlock Holmes Short Stories)
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    Student
    Alanna Yuma Milne
    Teacher
    Bryan Snow
    School
    Meikei High School
    Title
    Incredible Earth
High School - University
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    Student
    Niina Ohta
    Teacher
    Trent Whalen
    School
    Clark Memorial International High School Nagoya Campus
    Title
    Wuthering Heights
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    Student
    Sayuri Fuke
    Teacher
    Ayako Kimura
    School
    Urawa Akenohoshi Girls’ Senior High School
    Title
    Stephen Hawking

Honorable Mention

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