The Maltese winner is Ms Laura Cioffi from Skola Sekondarja Ogħla Giovanni Curmi, Naxxar. During the award ceremony there was a part called Juvenes Oratores, giving the possibility to a handful of winners to share their experience of Juvenes Translatores. Ms Cioffi was one of the 5 winners who spoke.
Around 3,000 17-year-old secondary school pupils – from Kells in Ireland to Marathon in Greece – sat the contest last November. Each pupil had two hours to translate a text from a language of their choice into one of the EU’s 22 other official languages.
The results were marked by translators in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DGT). One winner was selected for each Member State. The awards were presented by Rytis Martikonis, acting Director-General of DGT, at the Charlemagne Building.
For details of the list of winners and their schools, see IP/11/128.