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9th Proz.com translation contest: Business. Qualification and final voting phases will start soon
Thread poster: Lucia Leszinsky

Lucia Leszinsky
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Sep 20, 2009

Dear StudentZ,

The submission phase of the 9th ProZ.com Translation Contest is now closed for language pairs that have received 3 or more entries. Remember that the submission phase for language pairs with Italian as source language will remain open until Monday, September 21, 22:00 GMT (more information here ).

For pairs with a large number of entries (more than 7), a qualification round will be opened to ensure that an appropriate number of entries reaches the finals, and that the entries selected are the best and most accurate.

Voters will be able to rate entries in two categories: "Quality of writing" and "Accuracy of translation" on an absolute scale of 1 ("poor") to 5 ("perfect"). During this phase, entries will be removed from contention when it becomes clear that they have no reasonable chance of winning. Such assessment is made based on the average rating received from peers (relative to that assigned to other entries), after some minimum number of votes.

For information on how to rate entries see:

http://www.proz.com/faq/13420#13420

Language pairs with 3-7 entries will go directly into final voting phase. In final voting rounds, voters will be asked to select the entry that they consider the best of the group. Second and third best entries may also be designated, with points being assigned to entries in amounts of four (4), two (2) and one (1), respectively. The entry that collects the most points in final round voting, wins.

You will find more information on the voting process here:

http://www.proz.com/faq/13819#13819

Finally, some of the language pairs that have received 1 or 2 entries will continue to be in submission phase until a minimum of 3 entries is reached, and so the pair is moved to final voting phase, or until Saturday, September 26.

Voting and qualification rounds should be open for all pairs moving to these phases by Tuesday, September 22 at the latest.

The contest structure is also explained in detail here.

Thank you all for your participation.

Regards,

Lucia


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