2019 Winners of Juvenes Translatores Translation Contest

February 10, 2020 10:00 am

Translation Contest WinnersLast year in October, we informed you about the Juvenes Translatores Translation Contest. In the meantime, the contest has concluded and the winners have been found. On Thursday the 30th of January, the 28 winners were announced, one from each EU member state.

The 28 students participating in the annual Juvenes Translatores Translation Contest were 17-year-old secondary school students from all over Europe. They were tasked to translate a one-page text into their own language. The text was an email about a worried teacher dreading the start of the new school year who reached out to a fellow teacher about her concerns. The responding teacher brought up what she did with her class. She described her discussions in the class about shaping the future, Greta Thunberg and presentations about how young people can and do change the world. In her class, she heard presentations about Boyan Slat and Nadia Comaneci for instance.

After thorough evaluation of the submitted translations, the Juvenes Translatores selected the 28 winners. The winners will all travel to the EU institutions in Brussels in April where they will meet their fellow winners from the other EU member states and receive their award at the final award ceremony.

You can follow Juvenes Translatores on Facebook and Instagram where short stories of some of the winners have been posted. You can find the list of all the winners on the Juvenes Translatores Translation Contest website and see their individual translation of the one-page text.


Mads RiseWritten by Mads Rise

Communication Trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Holds a BA in English and IT-based Marketing and Communication from the University of Southern Denmark. Mads finished his BA with a thesis on Search Engine Optimisation and E-commerce. He has hands-on experience in web communication, SEO, administration and logistics.

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