We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Oxford Roald Dahl Competition. The response was overwhelming – we received over 3000 entries – and all entries were very entertaining.
We took great pleasure in reading through the hopscotchy, phizz-whizzing and rendunculous Dahl-inspired words – there are no limits to a child’s imagination!
One school got in the Roald Dahl spirit and celebrated the end of term with a genuine ‘Roald Dahl Norwegian Breakfast’ and took delight in eating boiled potatoes, salmon, hard-boiled eggs and old-fashioned lollies.
Oxford Roald Dahl Competition winners
Congratulations to the following schools for their winning entries. Each of the winning schools have received a selection of fantastic fiction and an Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary:
St Gabriel’s School, Traralgon, Victoria
You look sparkling and smell good.
Woodend Primary School, Woodend, Victoria
A very yuck lolly.
Williamstown North Primary School, Williamstown, Victoria
When someone is being bored and not wanting to do anything
Toukley Public School, Groken, New South Wales
When you dance while you’re thinking about what is for dinner.
Mitcham Primary School, Mitcham, Victoria
A menace or someone who is naughty. For example, “The flabbersquirt pranked his mum.”
St Maroun’s College, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Sumboloolumboloo [prounounced sum-boloo-lumb-oloo]
To eat food with your toe while picking your nose. For example, “One time while watching Barbie I sumboloolumboloo.”
Taroona High School, Taroona, Tasmania
To transform an extremely boring situation into an extremely fun one. For example, “He completely quinstocktottled that assembly.”
Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary
Illustrated by Quentin Blake, contributions by Susan Rennie & Roald Dahl
This is not an ordinary dictionary.
This is an extra-unusual dictionary full of everyday words and extraordinary inventions to inspire a lifelong love of reading, writing and language.