Registration is now open for the fifth translation contest for secondary school pupils all over Europe.
Each year around 3,000 teenagers participate in the 'Juvenes Translatores' (or 'Young Translators' in Latin) contest for schools. The pupils have to translate a text using their choice of language pair out of the 23 official EU languages. Professional translators from the European Commission mark the translations. The 27 winners (one from each EU country) are then invited to an award ceremony in Brussels to receive their prizes from Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
As a participating teacher from Madrid put it last year what really matters in the contest is "not the victory, but the shared feeling of belonging and contributing to a common goal," which is helping Europeans to communicate better.
Schools wishing to get involved this year can register up on-line until 20 October 2011.
More info on the Juvenes Translatores website
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