PAST EVENT: Stephen Spender Prize for original poetry translation

The Times Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation is open for entries to all, with sections for young people, the challenge: to translate a poem from any language, classical or modern, into English.

The Stephen Spender Memorial Trust was set up in 1997 to honour Spender’s achievements as poet and translator of poetry, and as champion of the rights of creative artists and writers to free expression. He was the inspiration behind the founding of Index on Censorship in 1974.

All winning entries will be published, with cash prizes and selected winning translations published in The Times. Last posting date for entries is Friday 28 May 2010. Three categories: Open, 18-and-under and 14-and-under.

Read 2009’s winning entries at and details of this year’s entry rules. You can also write to the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust, 3 Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JX or email [email protected].