Translate into English any poem from any language – ranging from Arabic to Uzbek, from Danish to Somali—and win cash prizes!

You are warmly invited to enter the Stephen Spender Prize 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. Please study the guidelines below carefully, as some elements have changed from previous years.

  • Categories: 18-and-under, 16-and-under, 14-and-under, Open (adult)
  • All winning entries published in a booklet
  • Special ‘Spotlight’ prize for translation from Polish
  • Top prize £1000

Closing date: 17th July 2020

Further essential information, including full submission guidelines can be found at the Stephen Spender Prize website.