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Oxford Big Read

Read to Create!

  • Pick up a title and read your book
  • Complete your project
  • Compete with your creativity!
Read and Create


Dear Teachers,

We are proud to organize the ninth of Turkey's most extensive reading competition, Oxford Big Read.

Please join us this year too as we are aiming to spread a love of reading among our students while encouraging them to demonstrate and further their 21st century skills.

Big Read 1

Step 1: Select & Order

Select your books among hundreds of Oxford Graded Readers that are included in the competition. 

(PDF) Click for Oxford Graded Readers Catalogue 2018

Order your books from the authorized Oxford University Press distributors. 

Find Your OUP Distributor

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Step 2: Read & Design

Students read the books and design great projects according to their grade category. Don't forget that each grade category prepares a different project.

Check Out Previous Winning Projects

Also, in this step you need to select the five best projects from your class. Click on the link below for your guide to ...

Grade Categories and Projects

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Step 3: Register & Generate Codes

Register online with the Teacher's Code you received from your distributor.

Register Now!

Create Student Codes and be sure to write this code on your students' Project Forms. The system will generate 5 codes for each class you are entering with.

Create Student Codes

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Step 4: Submit & Send

Enter your students into our online system. Write the student names and their class in the righthand row. Don't forget in each class you will be entering only the five best projects. 

Students Submission

You can give the project forms you have entered to an Oxford University Press representative or send them directly to our central office in Istanbul. 

Contact us

Categories and Projects


Each round is a separate competition. You can enter both of them if you wish. 

Round 1

1st Round Starts

Nov 1, 2018

1st Round Deadline for Sending in Projects

Jan 19, 2019

1st Round Regional Finalists Announcement

Feb 7, 2019

1st Round National Winners Announcement

Feb 18, 2019

Round 2

2nd Round Starts

Feb 4, 2019

2nd Round Deadline for Sending in Projects

Mar 13, 2019

2nd Round Regional Finalists Announcement

Apr 16, 2019

2nd Round National Winners Announcement

Apr 22, 2019

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