Tag: BBC 500 Words competition
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Following OUP’s analysis of over 134,000 short stories submitted to the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show’s 500 Words competition, Oxford Children’s Dictionaries have announced the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2018! Plastic is the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year because of its significant increase in use in 500 Words (a […]more
Oxford Dictionaries for Children has once again teamed up with BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words – the nationwide competition to find the most talented young writers! In 2011 BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans had a dream: to get all children, no matter what their ability, excited about reading and writing. Over the seven years of the competition, […]more
Our Children’s Dictionaries department have announced the Children’s Word of the Year for 2016: refugee. The word was chosen after analysing the entries to the 2016 BBC Radio 2 500 WORDS competition, in which young people age 5-13 were invited to compose an original work of fiction on any subject or theme, using no more than 500 words. This […]more
The BBC Radio 2 500 WORDS competition, run by the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, asks children aged 5-13 to compose an original work of fiction in no more than 500 words. For the past four years, Oxford Dictionaries for Children has collected and analysed all of the words used by young writers in the competition. […]more
’Twas a caliginous night. . . Fingers on your buzzers, please. Which of the following would you expect children today to use in their writing: gr8, lol, apotropaic, caliginous, cerulean? Yes, that’s right, the last three. This is just one of the happy findings from the BBC Radio 2 500 Words short story competition, run […]more