Stephen Spender Prize
About the prize and how to enter in 2022
The Stephen Spender Prize is an annual competition for poetry in translation, with categories for young people (14-and-under, 16-and-under, and 18-and-under) as well as an open category for adults. All entrants must be UK or Irish citizens or residents, or pupils at a British School overseas. Translate into English any poem from any language – ranging from Arabic to Uzbek, from Danish to Somali—and win cash prizes!
Watch the video below for more details on how to enter once this year’s competition launches on 4 May, and scroll on for more details about the judges and the different prize categories for 2022.
Ahead of the launch in May, teachers can now register here to involve their students, or by clicking the button link above. All those who register will receive regular resources and activities to help them to integrate creative translation into their teaching.