What is Big Read?

Oxford Big Read is a reading competition for primary and secondary school students in Pakistan. Students who participate in the competition will be required to read
Oxford Readers and do different age-wise activities based on the levels they belong to.

Winners are selected nationally through participating Oxford University Press branches, and then become semi-finalists in the regional competition across Asia, earning awards and prizes.

* Shortlisted students will be decided by their respective schools, and their entries will be send to Oxford University Press offices for the final selection.

Who can Participate?

All students from classes 1–9, studying in schools of Pakistan, can join the Oxford Big Read competition. All entries must be submitted through the class teacher of each class and school. Each class will participate according to its level category.

* No individual applications will be accepted.

What are the Levels?

  • Level 1: Grades 1–3
    Design a new book jacket for the book read, and include the title, author, illustration, and two sentences about the book.
  • Level 2: Grades 4–6
    Write something interesting about the book. If the story can be changed, what would it be?
  • Level 3: Grades 7–9
    Write a critical review of an Oxford University Press book with thoughts and opinions on the author’s work.