'Oxford Big Read' commences for schools students across India
Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent
The global competition provides an opportunity for students to develop good reading habits which will inculcate traits that will empower children. (Photo By Arrangement)
NEW DELHI: Oxford University Press India has announced the launch of the fifth edition of the Oxford Big Read Global competition on Tuesday. It is an annual reading competition aimed at promoting good reading habits among primary and secondary school students. It is open to all students from classes 1-9 studying across India.
The global competition provides an opportunity for students to develop good reading habits which will inculcate traits that will empower children. Participating in the competition will not only give them an opportunity to read and enjoy quality texts but will also develop a lifelong passion for reading with the added benefit of winning gifts and certificates.
Speaking about the competition, Sumanta Datta, MD, Oxford University Press India, said, "The competition provides a fantastic opportunity for students to engage in reading and broaden their horizons through the power of literature. Our mission with Oxford Big Read has always been to support education by focusing on a better future, society and world. We hope that this competition will inspire young minds across India to explore the world of books and discover the joy of reading."
The competitions will be tailored to specific class groups in three levels. Students from classes 1-3 will be in level 1, students from classes 4-6 will be in level 2 and students from classes 7-9 will be designated as level 3.
How to Participate?
Students who participate in the competition will need to read any one reader of OUP from the Big Read catalogue provided and do the activity based on the category they belong to. They can also read an eBook from Oxford Reading Buddy, OUP’s digital reading service that develops comprehension skills and encourages a love of reading. Participating schools can avail of a free trial of Oxford Reading Buddy for up to 100 students of classes 3 - 4 for three months to support their reading.
Entries for the competition must be submitted through the school, and the deadline for sharing entries is October 5, 2023. No individual entries from parents/children will be accepted. National-level winners will be announced on October 30, 2023, and global winners will be announced on November 30, 2023. The submitted entries will be evaluated for creativity, imagination, and originality and will be adjudged by an expert panel of a jury.
More information can be found on the OUP India webpage at https://india.oup.com/oxfordbigread.