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500 words and Oxford Dictionaires for Children

Children's Word of the Year: In the Press

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!

Children's Word of the Year: In the Press

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!


500 Words in the Press

The 2018 BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition received 134,780 entries as budding young writers across the UK put pen to paper. With the help of Oxford Dictionaries for Children, the analysis of the 55 million words contained in last year's entries provided an illuminating snapshot of how children use language and the popular culture and trends prevalent in their generation.

This analysis attracted national and local media interest, resulting in widespread coverage in both print and online news. Here's a selection of the articles from 2017: