The Alfred Prize will be offered in 2011 for the translation from Modern to Old English voted best by the Fellowship at large.
Entries should comprise between 5 and 25 lines in Old English, submitted either in typescript or manually.
The translation must be from an identified piece of Modern English into Old English, and the original text must accompany the translation. This may be poetry or prose—so anything hat is reasonably well known such as lyrics from a song, a quotation from Shakespeare or any play, a famous political speech, or whatever takes your fancy, can be submitted.
One entry per gesið is allowed.
All the entries will be published, anonymously, in Wiðowinde: the wining translation will be chosen by a popular vote among the Fellowship.
The prize will be in the form of beer-hall boasting rights, valid until the next Danish invasion, and fame amongst your fellow members.
A certificate, signed by the Ealdor will also issued. Additional prizes may also be offered to the winner and the runner-up.
Entries to be sent with your name and membership number to: ALFRED PRIZE,
Ða Engliscan Gesiðas (The English Companions)
PO Box 62790
London SW12 2BH
Entries to submitted no later than 31st October 2011