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Current and previous contests

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Annual translation contest: "Celebrations"Finished
Language pairs222
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Exploring the desert: "The Doomed City"Finished
Language pairs18
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Sin telaraña en las pupilas: "Frases de Oliverio Girondo"Finished
Language pairs20
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Poetry with a tune: "Translation of Lyrics"Finished
Language pairs38
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11th translation contest: "Contemporary society"Finished
Language pairs93
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Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes"Finished
Language pairs64
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9th Translation Contest: "Business"Finished
Language pairs141
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1st Annual Translation Contest: "Awakening"Finished
Language pairs120
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7th Translation Contest: "Sports"Finished
Language pairs107
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6th Translation Contest: "Relationships"Finished
Language pairs98
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5th Translation Contest: "Travel"Finished
Language pairs67
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Fourth Translation Contest: "Raising children"Finished
Language pairs82
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Third Translation ContestFinished
Language pairs49
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Second Translation Contest 2007Finished
Language pairs33
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First Translation Contest 2007Finished
Language pairs18

Recent discussion about translation contests

Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!The venue that was all set up then for the awards ceremony...

paulocaldeira wrote:

May I ask why the full results have never been published!?


It will be good if forum moderators delete this somewhat insulting message, as a sign that they actually were here to read our comments on this contest's aftermath.
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!More than 3 years passed...and not results

May I ask why the full results have never been published!?

Jared Tabor wrote:

The first round of winners has been determined in the Annual translation contest Celebrations:

  • Dutch to English: Textpertise
  • English to Arabic: ftaha70
  • English to Bulgarian: Yavor Dimitrov
  • English to Chinese: Michael Tang
  • English to Farsi: Mohammad Ali Omrani
  • English to Greek: Evdoxia Renta and Terry Chrysopoulos (team entry)
  • English to Italian: texjax DDS PhD
  • English to Korean: rollingup
  • English to Polish: Adam Jarczyk
  • English to Romanian: crocox
  • English to Russian: Kirill Borisov
  • English to Spanish: Estela Ponisio
  • English to Turkish: Gökçe Köse Şenöz
  • English to Urdu: Saghir Ahmed
  • French to English: Julienne Raggoo and magsyl (tie)
  • Spanish to English: acaja

    Congratulations to these winners! Winners will receive a contest ribbon and digital certificate in their profiles to mark the win.

    Winners for this contest as they are determined can also be seen at

    Thank you also to everyone who participated by rating and voting on entries; your feedback is valuable to those who participate with an entry, and ratings and votes are what determine the winners.

    In the following pairs, enough ratings were received to move to finals voting. If you work in one of these pairs, you can now vote for the entries you consider best to help decide the winners:

  • English to Albanian
  • English to Croatian
  • English to French
  • English to German
  • English to Indonesian
  • English to Portuguese (EU)
  • English to Swedish

  • German to Italian

  • Italian to English
  • Italian to French

  • Romanian to English

  • Russian to English

    In the following pairs, more votes are still needed to determine a winner, and they will remain open for voting. If you work in one of these pairs and haven't voted yet, your help is needed! If you know a colleague who works in one of these pairs, help spread the word!

  • Czech to Italian
  • Czech to Russian
  • Czech to Spanish

  • Dutch to Italian
  • Dutch to Indonesian
  • Dutch to Polish
  • Dutch to Portuguese (BR)
  • Dutch to Russian

  • English to Amharic
  • English to Armenian
  • English to Bengali
  • English to Dutch
  • English to Esperanto
  • English to Finnish
  • English to Galician
  • English to Gujarati
  • English to Japanese
  • English to Latvian
  • English to Lithuanian
  • English to Maltese
  • English to Somali
  • English to Tagalog
  • English to Telugu
  • English to Yoruba

  • French to Catalan
  • French to Chinese
  • French to Croatian
  • French to Czech
  • French to Finnish
  • French to Greek
  • French to Hungarian
  • French to Indonesian
  • French to Macedonian
  • French to Slovak
  • French to Swedish
  • French to Thai
  • French to Turkish
  • French to Ukrainian
  • French to Vietnamese

  • German to Arabic
  • German to Bosnian
  • German to Chinese
  • German to Danish
  • German to Estonian
  • German to Finnish
  • German to Greek
  • German to Indonesian
  • German to Japanese
  • German to Latvian
  • German to Portuguese (BR)
  • German to Slovak
  • German to Slovenian

  • Italian to Arabic
  • Italian to Catalan
  • Italian to Croatian
  • Italian to Czech
  • Italian to Greek
  • Italian to Indonesian
  • Italian to Maltese
  • Italian to Portuguese (BR)
  • Italian to Slovenian
  • Italian to Turkish

  • Portuguese (BR) to French
  • Portuguese (BR) to German
  • Portuguese (BR) to Russian

  • Romanian to Italian
  • Romanian to French
  • Romanian to Spanish

  • Russian to French
  • Russian to Hungarian
  • Russian to Italian
  • Russian to Kazakh
  • Russian to Lithuanian
  • Russian to Polish
  • Russian to Portuguese (EU)
  • Russian to Romanian
  • Russian to Slovak
  • Russian to Spanish
  • Russian to Turkish
  • Russian to Ukrainian

  • Spanish to Basque
  • Spanish to Bulgarian
  • Spanish to Czech
  • Spanish to Galician
  • Spanish to German
  • Spanish to Indonesian
  • Spanish to Japanese
  • Spanish to Lithuanian
  • Spanish to Serbian
  • Spanish to Ukrainian

    A large number of pairs are still in the qualification phase, and need ratings in order to determine finalists. As with pairs in finals voting, your participation and the participation of colleagues is what is needed for these pairs to move forward:

  • Czech to English
  • Czech to German
  • Czech to Slovak

  • Dutch to French
  • Dutch to German

  • English to Afrikaans
  • English to Catalan
  • English to Czech
  • English to Danish
  • English to Hebrew
  • English to Hindi
  • English to Hungarian
  • English to Khmer
  • English to Malay
  • English to Macedonian
  • English to Norwegian
  • English to Portuguese (BR)
  • English to Serbian
  • English to Slovak
  • English to Slovenian
  • English to Swahili
  • English to Tamil
  • English to Thai
  • English to Ukrainian
  • English to Vietnamese

  • French to Arabic
  • French to Bulgarian
  • French to Dutch
  • French to German
  • French to Italian
  • French to Japanese
  • French to Polish
  • French to Portuguese (BR)
  • French to Portuguese (EU)
  • French to Romanian
  • French to Russian
  • French to Serbian
  • French to Spanish

  • German to Bulgarian
  • German to Czech
  • German to Dutch
  • German to English
  • German to French
  • German to Hungarian
  • German to Polish
  • German to Romanian
  • German to Russian
  • German to Serbian
  • German to Spanish
  • German to Swedish
  • German to Ukrainian

  • Italian to Bulgarian
  • Italian to Dutch
  • Italian to German
  • Italian to Hungarian
  • Italian to Polish
  • Italian to Portuguese (EU)
  • Italian to Romanian
  • Italian to Russian
  • Italian to Serbian
  • Italian to Spanish

  • Portuguese (BR) to English
  • Portuguese (BR) to Italian
  • Portuguese (BR) to Portuguese (EU)
  • Portuguese (BR) to Spanish

  • Russian to German
  • Russian to Bulgarian

  • Spanish to Arabic
  • Spanish to Catalan
  • Spanish to Dutch
  • Spanish to French
  • Spanish to Greek
  • Spanish to Italian
  • Spanish to Polish
  • Spanish to Portuguese (BR)
  • Spanish to Portuguese (EU)
  • Spanish to Romanian
  • Spanish to Russian

  • Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!Ther rest of language pairs

    May I know what is the destiny for other language pairs? Since no votes are in, now, shall you just announce the winners or just cancel the contest? I think it is already more than 2 years without any decisive progress.
    Mohd Hamzah
    Mohd Hamzah
    "The deadline for rating entries in this language pair has passed. Competition in this pair will..."Unfortunately, it was a real, real bad joke!

    And all the efforts to keep things moving have been fruitless!
    "The deadline for rating entries in this language pair has passed. Competition in this pair will..."There are many pairs in the same situation...

    The last competition was just a bad joke!

    What members have said about translation contests

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