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Oxford Big Read 2020 / About

 

About Oxford Big Read

Oxford Big Read is a competition organised by Oxford University Press to get students excited about reading and writing in English.

Since launching in 2013, thousands of students from all over Japan have taken part to create unique and original works about stories written in English.

Taking part is simple. Students in participating schools read an eligible book and create a poster based on what they read; and teachers select which posters to enter into the national competition.

Entries are judged anonymously by a panel of teachers and Oxford University Press staff. The results are announced in January with winners and runners up awarded prizes.

For more information, including rules and eligibility, read the terms and conditions.

Who can enter

The competition is open to students in junior high schools, senior high schools, colleges, and universities in Japan. There are two age groups - one for Junior High School, and another for High School - University, which includes colleges.

Dates

May 2020
Registration opens
30 November 2020
Deadline to submit entries
January 2021
Winners announced

How to enter

1. Register your class

Teachers register their participating classes by completing the online registration form.

2. Read & create

Students read a book from a list of eligible readers, create a poster, and submit it to their teacher.
Resources and ideas are in the Starter Pack.

3. Submit entries

Teachers select up to five projects per class and submit them for entry by post or email.

Introducing the 2019 Big Read Award Winners

 
 
National Prize Winners
Junior High School- Fiction -

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Student:Hanaka Teratani
Teacher:Takeshi Yokoyama
School:Toho University Toho Junior High School
National Prize Winners
Junior High School- Fiction -

The Wizard of Oz

Student:Kanaru Ebi
Teacher:Shusuke Maeda
School:Oshukan Secondary School
National Prize Winners
Junior High School- Non-fiction -

Animals in Danger

Student:Ichie Morita
Teacher:Takeshi Yokoyama
School:Toho University Toho Junior High School
National Prize Winners
Junior High School- Non-fiction -

Space

Student:Kaito Matsuura
Teacher:Yoshimi Sawato
School:Toko Gakuen Junior High School
National Prize Winners
High School - University- Fiction -

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Student:Aoi Ishii
Teacher:Ayaka Morino
School:Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa High School
National Prize Winners
High School - University- Fiction -

The Piano

Student:Hinata Hommaru
Teacher:James Taylor
School:International College of Technology, Kanazawa
National Prize Winners
High School - University- Non-fiction -

The Life and Diaries of Anne Frank

Student:Honoka Yamamoto
Teacher:Takahiro Arakawa
School:Chiyoda Kuritsu Kudan Secondary School
National Prize Winners
High School - University- Non-fiction -

Animals in Danger

Student:Chihiro Kawazu
Teacher:Katsumasa Ohsaki
School:Osaka Kun-ei Jogakuin Senior High School
Runners-up
Junior High School- Fiction -

The Great Race

Student:Ayane Kajiki
Teacher:Erisa Horimi
School:Kochi Kokusai Junior High School
Runners-up
Junior High School- Non-fiction -

Why We Recycle

Student:Shu Goto
Teacher:Takeshi Yokoyama
School:Toho University Toho Junior High School
Runners-up
High School - University- Fiction -

Stories from the Heart - Stories from Around the World (Cries from the Heart)

Student:Kotori Wainai
Teacher:Greg Gagnon
School:Toyota Technological Institute
Runners-up
High School - University- Non-fiction -

Space

Student:Mei Nishide
Teacher:Takahiro Arakawa
School:Chiyoda Kuritsu Kudan Secondary School