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Ready, set, translate! - 02/09/2010

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Time to register for the 2010 edition of EU’s young translator contest.

The contest, known as ‘Juvenes Translatores’, Young Translators in Latin, is open to students of any nationality born in 1993 and currently attending secondary school in the EU. Students compete by translating texts from one EU official language into another.

The contest will be held on 23 November. Students have two hours to translate a text. The winners will be feted at an award ceremony in Brussels in the spring of 2011, attended by multilingualism commissioner Androulla Vassiliou.

Secondary schools in the EU who wish to put forward students for the contest should apply by 20 October.

The contest – run by the Commission – aims to promote foreign language use and the art of translation. It also complements the European Day of Languages on 26 September.

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