A nation-wide creative translation competition was launched on 30 September 2021 – International Translation Day! The competition deadline was 1 March 2022.

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

Up to 100 entries to the competition were be published in a printed anthology, which is now 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.

Here are the competition guidelines, selected passages, and entry form.