Registration open for Juvenes Translatores 2008

The European Commission’s translation department is once again offering its Juvenes Translatores (Young Translators) competition; the 2008 edition will be held on November 27 and the registration is open to any secondary school in Europe (deadline October 20). On November 27, the student contestants will all translate the same text (last year’s was on sustainable development) and they may choose any language pair from among the EU’s 23 official languages.

This competition is an incredible initiative that simultaneously encourages high school students to pursue careers in translation and highlights the work of the European Commission’s staff translators, who judge the entries that are submitted. The winners receive a trip to Brussels where they participate in an awards ceremony and meet some of the EU’s staff translators.

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