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Oct 24, 2007

Announcing the Fourth Annual JAT CONTEST FOR NEW TRANSLATORS
Sponsored by the Japan Association of Translators (JAT)

Designed to foster, recognize, and reward excellence in commercial,
non-literary translation between Japanese and English by new
translators, the fourth annual awards will be given in 2008. A
450-member-strong organization of professional freelance and in-house
translators and interpreters, JAT is dedicated to promoting the
interests of individual translators and interpreters working between
Japanese and English worldwide.


* Sponsored by: Japan Association of Translators (JAT)
* Purpose: To cultivate new talent in commercial, non-literary translation
* Qualification: Anyone with less than three years of commercial
translation experience. (JAT membership not required. Except for the
winners, entrants in the past contests are welcome to enter again.)
* Categories: Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese
* Entry fee: Free
* Awards (each category):
The First Place winner in each category will receive a free trip
to IJET-19, to be held on April 12 (Sat.) and 13 (Sun.), 2008 in
Okinawa, Japan, including registration fee, round-trip ticket, and
hotel accommodations (3 nights), plus a one-year membership in JAT.
Each Second Place winner will receive a one-year membership in JAT.


* Japanese-to-English: Malcolm James, Steve Venti, Ken Wagner
* English-to-Japanese: Junko Ogawara, Ayako Sato, Yukari Ishihara

Contest Schedule

* Oct. 15, 2007 - Source texts available for downloading from the
JAT website
* Nov. 30, 2007 (24:00 Japan Time)- Submission deadline
* Jan. 18, 2008 - Five finalists announced on JAT website
* Feb. 14, 2008 - Awards announced on JAT website and by direct
e-mail to the winners
* April - Winners invited to IJET-19 in Okinawa, Japan

Contest Details

For further information please contact:

Karen Sandness
Mike Sekine
JAT Translation Contest Committee

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