Competition Details

A nation-wide creative translation competition will be launched on 30 September 2021 – International Translation Day! The competition deadline is March 2022.

Entrants are asked to produce a poem in another language inspired by a selected passage from Jane Eyre. The competition accepts submissions in any language, and all entries need to be accompanied by a literal translation into English. 

Up to 100 entries to the competition will be published in a printed anthology, which will also be available online.

Support materials will be available on our resources page. Additional activity packs will be provided in the workshop languages (Arabic, French, Polish, and Spanish) by October 2021. These materials give learners and teachers the chance to take part in creative translation activities related to Jane Eyre in their own homes or classrooms in their own homes or classrooms.

The competition guidelines and selected passages will be made available on 30 September 2021.

If you are a teacher who would like regular updates about the competition or the project more generally, please register your interest using this form.