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.


Current and previous contests

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21st translation contest: "The tides of tech"Submission phase
Entries70
Participants67
Language pairs33
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Strange urgency: "The cat"Finished
Entries42
Participants35
Language pairs11
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Benevolent deception: "The placebo button effect"Finished
Entries382
Participants330
Language pairs57
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Translation mash-up: "Dust Bowl"Finished
Entries104
Participants96
Language pairs42
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Homo-digital: "La sociedad transparente"Finished
Entries82
Participants76
Language pairs23
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17th Translation Contest: "The Sounds of Silence"Finished
Entries883
Participants810
Language pairs77
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2014 annual ProZ.com translation contest: "Celebrations"Finished
Entries2,840
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

New translation contest "The tides of tech" starts today!

The tides of tech, contest announcement.


Hi, all!



A new translation contest opens today, with a source text in English and a very special theme. 2019 marks 20 years of ProZ.com catering to freelance language professionals. To celebrate the vision, creativity, and sometimes craziness that pushes technology forward, this contest's theme is "The tides of tech". Submissions will be open until October 4th.



Read the source text and submit an entry here »



Happy translating,



Julieta and Andrea



PS: Today, September 13th, is 2019's Day of the Programmer. Don't forget to congratulate your favorite tech-head!

Congratulations to the winners of Strange urgency: "The Cat"The new contest starts tomorrow!

Diana Golosovker wrote:

Asking about French to English and English to French language pairs. I'd love to submit an entry.


Hi, Diana! Sorry for the delayed response! Julieta and I are working on the final touches for the next translation contest which, if everything goes as planned, will be released tomorrow. And there will be an English-language source text, so you'll be able to participate. Keep an eye out for the announcement!
Congratulations to the winners of Strange urgency: "The Cat"Hi, When does the next translation contest start?

Asking about French to English and English to French language pairs. I'd love to submit an entry.
AcornTr_US
AcornTr_US
United States
Congratulations to the winners of Strange urgency: "The Cat"

 Cute kitten, by Jonathan Fink.



Hello, all,

In the translation contest
Strange urgency: "The Cat", the finals stage has come to a close. Winners have been determined in the following language pairs:

Arabic to English: Haytham Abulela
Arabic to French: Rouba Hassan Pilartz

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted!

In the following pairs, too few votes were received to define a winning translation, and they have been placed in feedback mode so that the translations can be viewed and discussed:

Arabic to Spanish
Arabic to German
Arabic to Italian

In the following pairs, too few entries were received to go to competition, and they have been placed in feedback mode so that the translations can be viewed and discussed:

Arabic to Bengali
Arabic to Chinese
Arabic to Indonesian
Arabic to Kabyle
Arabic to Portuguese (BR)
Arabic to Portuguese (EU)
Arabic to Russian
Arabic to Turkish
Arabic to Urdu

Thank you as always to everyone who participated in this contest. The next translation contest starts very soon, so be on the lookout!

Happy translating,

Julieta and Andrea

(Photo by Jonathan Fink)
Discussion about Benevolent deception: "The placebo button effect" in English to Swahili@Fredrik

This problem has been around for a while, even the old certificates cannot be downloaded...

Congratulations!

Teresa




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

I love the contest and I think it's an all-too-rare opportunity to get some feedback from our peers. May it continue long into the future and frequently!
patyjs
Mexico

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.
macimovic
Netherlands

The contest was a good opportunity for us to polish and improve our work over and over again aiming for perfection.
tianshandun (X)
Canada




ProZ.com translation contests

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