Window on another world

In Autumn 2014, children from primary schools across Oxfordshire were invited to submit a drawing of what they might see if they could look through a window on another world. The competition was inspired by the construction of our new building, and involved partnering with new neighbours Oxford University Press and construction company Laing O'Rourke. Entries were judged for the most imaginative, bright and exciting visions of other worlds. We received nearly 2,000 entries from children in primary schools across Oxfordshire.

Our winning pictures have been re-produced in large-scale to line the building hoardings along Walton Street, opposite Oxford University Press.

We received so many wonderful visions of a “Window to Another World” it was a delight to review them all – but very hard to decide on the winners! We have reproduced a selection of winners and shortlisted entries in the galleries below. Read our news story about the competition results.

Gallery 1 (Competition winners aged 4-7 years)

Competition winners in the category Reception to Year 2 (4-7 years) come from: Ferndale House Preparatory School, Faringdon; Rush Common School, Abingdon; St Mary’s School, Henley-on-Thames; St Nicholas Primary School, Wantage; West Oxford Community School; Wootton-by-Woodstock School

Gallery 2 (Competition winners aged 7-11 years)

Competition winners in the category Year 3-6 (7-11 years) come from: Barley Hill School, Thame; Christopher Rawlins C of E School, Adderbury; St Barnabas School, Oxford St Mary and St John Primary School, Oxford; St Mary and St John Primary School, Oxford; St Michael’s C of E Aided Primary School, Marston

Gallery 3 (Shortlisted entries – category 4-7 years)

Our shortlisted entries in the 4-7 years category come from: Chandlings School; Clifton Hampden School; Ferndale House Prep School; Long Wittenham School; Lynams Dragon School; Middle Barton Primary School; Middle Barton Primary School; Rush Common School; Rushcommon School; Sandhills Primary; St Mary's School; St Nicholas CR Primary School, Wantage; West Oxford Community School; West Oxford Community School; West Oxford Community School; Wood Farm School; Woodstock CofE School

Gallery 4 (Shortlisted entries – category 7-11 years)

Our shortlisted entries in the 7-11 years category come from: Barley Hill School; Cothill House; Ferndale House Prep; Fir Tree Junior School; Great Tew School; Hanwell Fields Community School; Lynams Dragon School; Oxford High Junior Dept; Sonning Common Primary School; SS Mary & John School, East Oxford; St Aloysius Primary School; St Barnabas School; St Helen and St Katharine; St Winifred’s Catholic Junior School, Lewisham (OUP staff entry)

Pictures from the prize-giving

The hoardings were unveiled at a prize-giving event on 16th January 2015.