Several colleges and departments of the University of Oxford run competitions which are open to students from all schools and colleges.
Please do encourage your students to enter. Preparing an entry for one of these competitions is great practice for any aspiring Oxford applicants. There are also some exciting prizes to be won.
|College/Department||Competition||Target Group||Deadline for entries||Further details|
|Corpus Christi||Schools Science Prize 2017||UK students in Years 11 and 12||Friday 5 May 2017||Corpus Christi Schools Science Prize|
More competitions will be published here as soon as they become available.
These competitions have closed for entries but should give you an idea of the competitions that often run throughout the year.
|College / Department||Competition||Target Group||Deadline for entries||Further details|
|Q-Step Centre||Essay Competition 2017||UK students in Year 12||Friday 24 February 2017||Q-Step Essay Competition 2017|
|St John's||Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition||UK students in Year 12||Thursday 23 February 2017||Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition|
|Christ Church||Christopher Tower Poetry Competition||All UK students between 16 and 18||Friday 17 February 2017||Tower Poetry 2017 Competition|
|Corpus Christi||Philosophy Essay Prize||UK students in Year 12||Wednesday 11 January 2017||Corpus Christi Philosophy Study Day|
|Department of Oncology||Science Video Competition||UK students in Years 10 to 13||Thursday 1 December 2016||Science Video Competition 2016|
|Oriel||Lloyd Davies Philosophy Prize||Year 12||Monday 20 June 2016||Oriel|
|St Hugh's||Julia Wood Prize Historical Essay||Year 12 or 13||Friday 29 July 2016||St Hugh's|
|Corpus Christi||Schools Science Prize||Years 11 and 12||Tuesday 10 May 2016||Corpus Christi|
|Keble||Theology and Religion essay competition|
Students after GCSE (or equivalent) education and pre-university
|Sunday 1 May 2016||Keble|
|Modern Languages||French Film Competition 2016||Years 7 to 13||Thursday 31 March 2016||Modern Languages|
|St Hugh's College||Mary Renault Essay Prize||UK students in Year 12 or 13, not studying Latin or Greek to A-level or equivalent||Saturday 16 January 2016||St Hugh's College|
|Oxford Medical School Gazette||OMSG Essay Competition 2015||UK students in Years 11, 12 and 13||Friday 8 January 2016||Oxford Medical School Gazette|
|Classics||Ars Longa Prize 2015||Open to all students||Monday 4 January 2016||Archive of Performances of Greek & Roman Drama|
|Department of Oncology||Science Video Competition||UK students in Years 10 to 13||Tuesday 1 December 2015||Science Video Competition 2015.pdf|
|Computer Science||Ada Lovelace Competition||Different categories||Tuesday 13 October 2015||The National Museum of Computing|