Juvenes Translatores: 3000 teenagers test translation skills in EU-wide contest
More than 3 000 teenage students across the European Union will be putting their translation skills to the test on 28 November as they take part in the seventh annual EU Young Translator contest.
The Juvenes Translatores test, open to students born in 1996, is run at the same time in nearly 750 secondary schools all over the EU, including schools in the Canary Islands, the Azores and La Réunion. Two to five pupils per school have two hours (10:00-noon Brussels time) to translate a one-page text in any of the 552 language combinations possible from among the EU’s 24 official languages. For the first time, students can translate from or into Croatian and 12 schools from Croatia will take part. The texts will focus on European citizenship, the theme of the current European Year. After the contest, European Commission translators mark the papers and select one winner per country. The winners will be announced in early February and will be invited to an award ceremony in Brussels in April. To contact any of the schools, get in touch with the European Commission's Representations in each country. Videos, photographs and students' reactions after the contest will appear on Facebook page Juvenes Translatores. Contest website, Twitter: @translatores (#JuvenesTranslatores), DG Translation.