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Anthea Bell Prize

Please complete the form below to register your school's interest in the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators. 

All who register interest will receive the first set of teaching materials on translating poetry, designed to be run at the end of September or beginning of October to coincide with European Day of Languages and International Translation Day (30 September). Following this first lesson you will be able to register for entry to the competition. Please note that places in the competition are limited and registration of interest does not guarantee a place in the competition.

If your school is successful in obtaining a place in the competition, you will receive teaching resources for two further lessons to be run in January and February. These will focus on translating short fiction and non-fiction texts. You will also be entered into the competition, for the languages and levels specified on this form, which will run in March 2021. 

The data on this form relates to your registration of interest in the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators. The date and time of your submission, your identity and the details of your school will all be stored, but will not be used for any purpose other than administering the competition and recording your registration to the competition.

If you experience any problems completing and submitting the online form, please contact us by email on

If you answered 'Other', or if you feel your school does not fit into the categories offered above, please specify the school type below.
Please indicate for what language(s) and at what levels you would enter students. The lesson plans and competition materials are offered at four levels for each language: Level 1 = students in the first year learning the language at KS3; Level 2 = students in their second or third year of learning the language; Level 3 = GCSE; Level 4 = A-Level. Where schools teach languages at Key Stages 3 and 4 across a five-year programme, we advise entering Year 7 at Level 1, Years 8 & 9 at Level 2, Years 10 & 11 at Level 3. For shorter programmes of study, first-year language learners should be entered at Level 1 and adjustments should be made from there.