The Big Oxplore Essay Competition!

Event date
16 Nov 2020 to 1 Dec 2020
Event time
9:00 - 12:00
Venue
Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach
Wellington Square
University Offices
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2JD
Event cost
None
Target audience
Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 11-12 (year 7), Age 12-13 (year 8), Age 13-14 (year 9), Age 14-15 (year 10), Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
Booking
Not required

Oxplore (www.oxplore.org) is running an ocean-themed essay competition for secondary school students in Wales and the South West of England. This is inspired by our latest Big Question: Should we put our ocean first? For a downloadable competition poster that you could display in your school, visit: https://bit.ly/2Ux0Fvz

We are inviting students in years 7-13 to write a 750-word response to one of the following essay titles:

Was an ‘Age of Exploration’ a positive development in world history?

Should we prioritise ocean over space exploration?

Should individuals take more responsibility for protecting the ocean?

All entries should be emailed to oxplore@admin.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon GMT on 1 December 2020.

Entries will be reviewed by our expert judging panel. There will be two age categories: years 7-9 and 10-13. The winners will receive £100 in Amazon vouchers and the runners-up will receive an ocean-themed goody bag.

For more information and guidance, visit: bit.ly/OceanFirst