Prismatic Jane Eyre Competition

Jane Eyre book covers from across the globe

Open, closing 1 March 2022.

The Prismatic Jane Eyre School Project is running a nation-wide creative translation competition for school learners that will be 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 from learners in Key Stages 3-5, 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 at home or in the classroom.    

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

Interested teachers and prospective entrants can receive regular updates about the competition (or the project more generally) by registering their interest using this form.    

For queries, contact [email protected].