A nation-wide creative translation competition has been launched on 30 September 2021 – International Translation Day! The competition deadline is 1 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 are available on our resources page. Additional activity packs have been provided in the workshop languages (Arabic, French, Polish, and Spanish). 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.

The competition guidelines, selected passages, and entry form are now available.

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.