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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
Participants2,115
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!I totally agree with you, actually!

Christopher Köhler wrote:

Other posters have already expressed their discontent regarding the new deadlines for the contest. In my opinion waiting another six months is just ridiculous. And I have to agree with Erik: This does not even guarantee enough votes. So I have doubts that these new deadlines for voting will solve the problem.

But there is something I don't understand: You guys have all the data you need to advertise the contest properly and target potential voters directly. Why don't you display a memo with a direct link on the homepage of translators with language pair that needs votes or send them a system message? Remind them once in a while that their assistance is needed. Maybe you can even create some incentive (e.g. discount on proz membership). As the last six months have clearly shown waiting alone won't cut it.


To my mind, all the language pairs should have the same dignity and opportunity to come to an end and their participants to win, if not an Ipad, at least a ribbon on their Proz.com webpage. We are a community, we pay all the same Proz.com membership fee, no matter if our mother tongue is not English nor our top language pair one of the most popular in the market.
We spend our time to deliver our pieces of translation, the minimum number of entries has been reached in most of the pairs, we have voted, what's more? How many marks and voters do you need, actually? Why this thing has never happened to us before? I think Proz.com staff should be happy for the high number of participants and move on to promote this contest... I love Proz.com and I am happy to take part in all its initiatives. I am sure that everything is going to be sorted out.


[Edited at 2015-01-26 11:05 GMT]
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!The contest needs more advertising

Other posters have already expressed their discontent regarding the new deadlines for the contest. In my opinion waiting another six months is just ridiculous. And I have to agree with Erik: This does not even guarantee enough votes. So I have doubts that these new deadlines for voting will solve the problem.

But there is something I don't understand: You guys have all the data you need to advertise the contest properly and target potential voters directly. Why don't you display a memo with a direct link on the homepage of translators with language pair that needs votes or send them a system message? Remind them once in a while that their assistance is needed. Maybe you can even create some incentive (e.g. discount on proz membership). As the last six months have clearly shown waiting alone won't cut it.
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!Is anyone on the line?

It would be nice to get an answer... or at least a comment... Don't you think Jared ?
Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!July will not be the end!

Sarah McDowell wrote:

The contest has not closed in a lot of language pairs. Now today it says it will be open until the end of July.

I can't believe it - a whole year for just one contest! It is getting beyond ridiculous.


Mind you, at least in one of my language pairs, it's the qualification round that is supposed to end in July, after which the contest is planned to enter the final round (which again will most probably not be finished within a reasonable amount of time, if at all).

Apart from that: How many voters are going to trickle in until July, now that so much time has already passed? Not many, I reckon. Earlier in this thread, someone else has hit the nail on the head: Don't nobody care no more.

I think it is time to call the whole thing off now - it's probably not getting any better.



Translation contest: "Celebrations", congratulations to the first round of winners!Now it's the end of July

The contest has not closed in a lot of language pairs. Now today it says it will be open until the end of July.

I can't believe it - a whole year for just one contest! It is getting beyond ridiculous.




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

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


This was my first translation contest ever and I didn't expect to win. Taking part in it was already a nice experience! For someone who's relatively new to the translation business, this is like a wish come true.

Thanks to ProZ.com for another wonderful contest experience!




ProZ.com translation contests

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