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ProZ.com translation contests offer a fun way to take a break from your normal routine while testing and honing your skills with fellow translators.


Current and previous contests

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Annual ProZ.com translation contest: "Celebrations"Finished
Entries2,839
Participants2,114
Language pairs222
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Exploring the desert: "The Doomed City"Finished
Entries79
Participants78
Language pairs18
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Sin telaraña en las pupilas: "Frases de Oliverio Girondo"Finished
Entries196
Participants136
Language pairs20
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Poetry with a tune: "Translation of Lyrics"Finished
Entries285
Participants263
Language pairs38
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11th ProZ.com translation contest: "Contemporary society"Finished
Entries820
Participants668
Language pairs93
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Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes"Finished
Entries625
Participants593
Language pairs64
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9th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Business"Finished
Entries1,163
Participants769
Language pairs141
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1st Annual ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Awakening"Finished
Entries933
Participants705
Language pairs120
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7th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Sports"Finished
Entries526
Participants403
Language pairs107
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6th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Relationships"Finished
Entries591
Participants451
Language pairs98
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5th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Travel"Finished
Entries464
Participants358
Language pairs67
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Fourth ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Raising children"Finished
Entries518
Participants393
Language pairs82
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Third ProZ.com Translation ContestFinished
Entries230
Participants208
Language pairs49
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Second ProZ.com Translation Contest 2007Finished
Entries119
Participants95
Language pairs33
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First ProZ.com Translation Contest 2007Finished
Entries240
Participants186
Language pairs18



Recent discussion about ProZ.com translation contests

Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!Hmmm

WI read all this but I do not see even a single comment from the staff ...
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!There are language pairs whith OBVIOUS winners! Why aren't they checked by proz.com personnel?

Hello,

My point is: there are languages when one version submitted is by far and away better than the others (the feedback, although deemed insufficient, by who knows what standards, also indicated that more than clearly). I see absolutely so reason for the winner not to be announced in such situations. Proz.com should get involved and check if there are such obvious situations and declare them winners. It is very unfair to those contestants who (just happened to) have submitted outstanding work! Please consider the amount of EFFORT and CONSIDERATION and TIME that submitting such a well thought and difficult literary translation involved!

One example of such a pair: Romanian>English.
adami
adami
Romania
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!More respect, it is the least Proz can do!

The fact remains that Proz could have a more honest and respectful attitude with subscribers who keep the site alive !
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!Hopefully...

... Proz will have learned a lesson from this contest.

There is no way to run it for all possible language pairs.
How likely would it be to get sufficient feedback to assess, say, Urdu > Italian submissions, just to have ONE example?

IMHO Proz should assemble panels of at least five PRO-tag umpires - who would NOT participate in the contest - in each "competing" language pair. Give them Kudoz, Browniz, Donutz, whatever as compensation. Define these pairs in advance, BEFORE opening the gate for submissions.

Contestants may participate in other "non-competing" language pairs for the feedback only, not for prizes.

This should make it possible to drive a contest to a close, and prevent manipulation via biased criticism to improve one's score.
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!Oops, miscalculation

Sorry, my count went wrong.
The 60 language pairs are for English only. If we count all the language pairs, we get:
60+31+8+11+31+26+9+5+17+24=222.
So, we have 16 language pairs finished and 206 pending... Huh, this will take time…
prozetka
Finland




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

Concursurile m-au învăţat ceva. Pentru mine, ca traducător obişnuit, ele constituie o "oportunitate de învăţare" accesibilă.
lucca
Romania

I take the chance to compliment the ProZ.com programming team, for having made a really brilliant contest system.

We appreciate very much your efforts and we would like to thank you for your beautiful idea of ProZ.com translation contests.





ProZ.com translation contests

ProZ.com translation contests offer a fun way to take a break from your normal routine while testing and honing your skills with fellow translators.


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