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Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation

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.

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

Open category prizes:
First prize - £1000
Second prize - £500
Third prize - £250

Young peoples' categories prizes:
14-and-under category - £75 each for three winners
16-and-under category - £100 each for three winners
18-and-under category - £150 each for three winners

Daljit Nagra
Khairani Barokka
Samantha Schnee.

Closing date
Fri 16 Jul 2021
Entry fee
£9 per translated poem | free entry for youth prize entrants