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Award ceremony for winners of Young Translators’ Contest
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08/04/2011 00:00:00

The 27 winners of the European Commission’s annual ‘Juvenes Translatores’ Young Translators' Contest were presented with their trophies and diplomas at an award ceremony in Brussels on Thursday 7 April.

    Award ceremony for winners of Young Translators’ Contest

    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.

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