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2019 Competition

Winners and Runners up have been announced at the Women in Translation Prize, The Shard, London, 20 November 2019.

The entries received were judged by:

- Prof. Emerita Susan Bassnett, French

- Prof. Emerita Jean Boase-Beier, German

- Prof. Emerita Ann Caesar, Italian

- Prof. Stephen Hart, Spanish

French German Italian Hispanic Studies
Winner - York University Winner - Cambridge University Winner - York University Winner - University of St Andrews
Runner up - University of Stirling Runner up - Oxford University Runner up - Cambridge University Runner up - University of Birmingham

In 2017, The University of Warwick launched a new translation prize (the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation) to honour the best published translated work by a female author. On the back of this success, in 2018-19, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick will pilot a national translation prize for undergraduate students.

This prize will be launched at the awards ceremony for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation on November 13th 2018. The new competition aims to encourage students to engage with languages outside the classroom.

We would like to show that translation is a fun and creative activity which can be productive at all linguistic levels and grow an interest in translation and intercultural exchange amongst undergraduate students.

How does the Prize Work?
To enter, you will need to complete a translation portfolio. This portfolio will include:
1. Your translation of three set texts from French OR German OR Italian OR Spanish into English
2. A critical reflection in English (300 words) on your translation approach.
3. A completed entry form

To help you with your translations, the University of Warwick will run three translation workshops on (1) translation and song, (2) translation and theatre, and (3) translation and literature. Webcasts will be available after the workshops for students who are not based at Warwick – please keep checking this webpage for updates.

The set texts for French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies were released at 7pm on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and entries can be submitted between 7 May 2019 and 28 June 2019 at 5pm. The deadline on 28 June 2019 at 5pm is final.

Entries should be submitted in hard copy and posted to:
Dr Linda Shortt
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Further information on the conditions of entry can be found here

The Warwick Prize in Undergraduate Translation was generously sponsored in 2019 by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Faculty of Arts, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the British Italian Society.