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EU's best young translators feted at Awards
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27/03/2012 11:00:26

Natalia Grima is the Maltese winner of this year's Young Translators' (Juvenes Translatores) Contest, organised by the European Commission. Twenty-seven secondary school students, one from each Member State, have been invited to Brussels to receive their award and a diploma for producing the best translation from their country.

    Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will present trophies to the winners tomorrow (27 March) at the Charlemagne building in Brussels, starting at 11am. It can be followed live here.  

    "I would like to warmly congratulate each of the winners. To be the best young translator in your country is quite some achievement. Languages open doors in life and I am sure these young people will benefit enormously from their special talent," said Commissioner Vassiliou. The Commissioner also congratulated the winners' teachers and parents for their "fantastic inspiration and support".

    Each student selected a one-page text written in one of the EU's 23 official languages. They then translated it into any of the other 22 languages.
    Although many chose English as a source language, the total number of language combinations used was 148, which is the highest since the contest was launched in 2007. The theme this year was volunteering (to mark the European Year of Volunteering 2011), which inspired many contestants to enrol as volunteers for charities afterwards.  After the ceremony, they will meet the Commission's translators who drafted the original texts for the contest and marked the translations.


    Background
    The Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation organises the Juvenes Translatores (Latin for ‘young translators’) contest every year. It is open to 17-year-old sixth form students and takes place on the same day in November in each of the schools selected all over Europe. The contest promotes language learning and linguistic diversity, and is also a unique opportunity for the pupils to try their hand at a translator's job and to test the language skills acquired at school.

    The contest has gained in popularity each year. For this fifth competition, the number of entrants was the highest ever at more than 3 000.
    The names of the winning students (plus their chosen language combination) and their schools are:

    COUNTRY

    WINNER

    SCHOOL

    Austria

    Sophie Insulander

    (SV-DE)

    BG 13 Fichtnergasse, Wien

    Belgium

    Meriem Anciaux

    (EN-FR)

    Collège Saint Michel, Gosselies

    Bulgaria

    Деница Марчевска

     

    (DE-BG)

    Св.Константин-Кирил Философ, Русе

     

    Cyprus

    Ηλιάνα Χαντζηαντρέου


    (EN-EL)

    Λύκειο Αρχ. Μακαρίου Γ΄ Δασούπολης, Στρόβολος – Λευκωσία

     

    Czech Republic

    Michaela Krákorová

    (EN-CS)

    Gymnázium, Brno-Řečkovice

     

    Denmark

    Mikael Steffens Frisk

    (EN-DA)

    Allerød Gymnasium, Lillerød

    Estonia

    Johanna Maarja Tiik

    (EN-ET)

    Miina Härma Gümnaasium, Tartu

    Finland

    Janne Suutarinen

    (EN-FI)

    Joroisten lukio, Joroinen

    France

    Gaëlle Daanen

    (ES-FR)

    Lycée Emilie de Breteuil, Montigny le Bretonneux

    Germany

    Sara Kredel

    (HU-DE)

    Goethe-Gymnasium Bensheim, Bensheim

    Greece

    Αριάδνη Τσιάκα

     

    (EN-EL)

    Πέμπτο Γενικό Λύκειο Καρδίτσας, Καρδίτσα

     

    Hungary

    Simon Virág

    (EN-HU)

    Neumann János Középiskola és Kollégium, Eger

    Ireland

    Orla Patton

    (GA-EN)

    Mainistir Loreto Deilginis, Deilginis, Contae Atha Cliath

    Italy

    Francesco Mosetto

    (DE-IT)

    Liceo Classico Europeo annesso al Convitto Nazionale Umberto I, Torino

    Latvia

    Vineta Pilāte

     

    (EN-LV)

    Dobeles Valsts ģimnāzija, Dobele

     

    Lithuania

    Lukas Šalaševičius

     

    (EN-LT)

    Mažeikių Gabijos gimnazija, Mažeikiai

     

    Luxembourg

    Alexandra Matz

    (EN-FR)

    Ecole Privée Fieldgen

    Malta

    Natalia Grima

    (EN-MT)

    De La Salle College, Birgu

     

    Netherlands

    Anne Moroux

    (FR-NL)

    Gymnasium Haganum,
    Den Haag

    Poland

    Dawid Dworak

    (EN-PL)

    II LO im. Marii Skłodowskiej Curie, Końskie

     

    Portugal

    Margarida Sampaio

    (EN-PT)

    Agrupamento de Escolas de Arganil, Arganil

    Romania

    Anna Kiss

    (RO-HU)

    Liceul Teoretic "Bolyai Farkas", Târgu-Mureş

     

    Slovakia

    Martin Šrank

    (EN-SK)

    Gymnázium Ivana Kupca, Hlohovec

    Slovenia

    Nina Štefan

    (EN-SL)

    Srednja šola Domžale, Domžale

    Spain

    Isabel Suárez Lledó

    (EN-ES)

    San José ss.cc, Sevilla

    Sweden

    Linnea Kjellberg

    (FR-SV)

    Rosendalsgymnasiet, Uppsala

    UK

    Theodora Bradbury

    (DE-EN)

    Kendrick School, Reading, Berkshire

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