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Are you Oxfordshire's next Young Sport Reporter of the year?

Love football? Want to share a passion for athletics? Are you the next Clare Balding or Gary Lineker?

BBC Radio Oxford is looking for future stars of sports commentary with the return of the Oxfordshire Young Sport Reporter Competition.

What's the prize?

The winners will spend a day at BBC Radio Oxford, where you will learn how to be a sport reporter from the people who do the job. You'll then get to report for BBC Radio Oxford from the Oxfordshire School Games in either April or July.

Who can enter?

You must be resident in Oxfordshire or at school in Oxfordshire and in Year 7-13. There are two age categories: Years 7-10 and Years 11-13.

Entering is really easy - just send us an audio clip of up to 60 seconds of you doing a report or commentary on your favourite sport.

You should email the clip to us at oysr@bbc.co.uk along with a completed entry form.

Entries close at 22:00 on Sunday 28 February 2016. You'll find full terms and conditions here.

We'll be judging entries on creativity, use of language, knowledge of subject matter and skill in communicating this knowledge, so here are some things to think about:

  • Pick a sport you are passionate about, that you love playing or watching, so you can talk about it enthusiastically
  • Prepare! Read up on the event; who is taking part? Is this a crucial match? What does the outcome mean for the winner?
  • Watch your language! Do you know the lingo? How do you pronounce the players' names?
  • Listen back to your clip. Is it clear? Can other people understand what you're saying?
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Winners will be announced on BBC Radio Oxford's Breakfast Show with Howard Bentham on Friday 4 March.