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See the World Differently Bookmark Design Competition for World Book Day

Tuesday 4th February 2020

See the world differently this half term and enter our Family Open Day Bookmark Design Competition for World Book Day! We are looking for colourful and imaginative designs of pairs of eyes to represent animals, insects and creatures of the woodland at Stansfeld Park. Our favourite designs will be printed as bookmarks to celebrate World Book Day (5th March 2020).

We have three Family Open Days in February – 15, 20 and the 29 – with over 20 hands-on exhibits in the Exploration Zone and welly walk in our woodland – where the whole family can search for creatures and critters for inspiration.

We already have two lovely bookmark designs – an owl and a badger, created by a young graphic artist (see above) – and now we’re looking for a new set of creatures’ eyes to turn into designs for our Science Oxford Centre bookmarks. We will print the winning entries and create a new series of bookmarks for visitors and school children to take home as a souvenir of their visit to the Centre.

Could it be the eyes of a wily fox, a slimy frog, a furry bee or a sleepy field mouse? How about a spotty ladybird, a shimmering dragonfly or a spiky hedgehog? Think about what shape their eyes might be, what colours to use and the size of their noses? Do they have whiskers, teeth or ears that might just fit in the picture – are they furry, scaly or shiny?

Anyone aged 3-18 can enter, either draw your design during your visit to the Science Oxford Centre over half term or email us your sketches from home!

The dimensions for the bookmark are: 185mm by 45mm.

Don’t forget to tell us what your animal is, you or your child’s name and age and your email address/mobile number in case the winning design is yours!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with, happy drawing!

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World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 23rd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. find our more at

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