The 2013 contest made over 3 000 teenagers across Europe aware of the challenges and beauty of travelling from one language to another.

Translating the texts turned the youngsters into writers and detectives, as they grappled with the mysteries and subtleties of language.
All this to ensure that all 552 major highways and smaller roads that can be navigated using all the combinations possible from the EU's 24 official languages are well looked after and worth exploring!

List of winners

Belgique/België - winning translation

Séni Van Hauwaert 

Koninklijk Atheneum 3 - Gent

България - winning translation

Лора Стоянова

Езикова гимназия "Пловдив"


Česká republika - winning translation

Jiří Pavlacký

Gymnázium Brno-Řečkovice - Brno


Danmark - winning translation 

Sarah Aaen 

Silkeborg Gymnasium - Silkeborg


Deutschland - winning translation

Jörn-Jakob Luhn 

Salzmannschule Schnepfenthal - Waltershausen


Eesti - winning translation

Rainer Urmas Maine 

Tallinna Reaalkool - Tallinn


Éire/Ireland - winning translation

Aileen Ní Ghloinn 

Coláiste Ide - An Daingean


Ελλάδα - winning translation

Γεώργιος Γρηγοριάδης 

Αρσάκειο Λύκειο Θεσσαλονίκης - Θεσσαλονίκη


España - winning translation

Marieta Plamenova Marinova 

IES Barrio Simancas - Madrid


France - winning translation

Sophie Petot-Rosa 

Cité Scolaire Internationale, Section Espagnole - Lyon


Hrvatska - winning translation

Ivana Busch 

XVI. Gimnazija - Zagreb


Italia - winning translation

Laura Barberis 

Liceo Internazionale Linguistico "Grazia Deledda" - Genova

Κύπρος - winning translation

Ρεβέκκα Μαυρομμάτη

Απεήτειο Λύκειο Αγρού - Λεμεσός


Latvija - winning translation

Valts Štolcers 

Līvānu 1.vidusskola - Līvāni


Lietuva - winning translation

Laura Baronaitė 

Pumpėnų vidurinė mokykla - Pumpėnai


Luxembourg  - winning translation

Aure Aflalo 

Athénée de Luxembourg - Luxembourg


Magyarország - winning translation

Olivér Székely 

Lauder Javne Iskola - Budapest


Malta - winning translation

Stephanie Debono 

St. Aloysius College - Birkirkara


Nederland - winning translation

Eireamhan Semple 

UWC Maastricht - Maastricht


Österreich - winning translation

Marianna Leszczyk 

BG 13 Fichtnergasse - Wien


Polska - winning translation

Patrycja Leszczenko 

II Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Króla Jana III Sobieskiego - Kraków


Portugal - winning translation

Ana Gabriela Verdade 

Colégio Nossa Senhora da Assunção - Anadia


România - winning translation

Andreea Florina Săndiță 

Colegiul Naƫional Radu Greceanu - Slatina


Slovenija - winning translation

Mateja Drev 

Prva gimnazija Maribor - Maribor


Slovensko -  winning translation

Izabela Karelová 

Spojená škola Tilgnerova 14 - Bratislava


Suomi/Finland -  winning translation

Lasse Lipsanen 

Luostarivuoren lukio - Turku


Sverige - winning translation

Sebastian Andersson 

Fria läroverken Karlstad - Karlstad


United Kingdom - winning translation

Walker Thompson 

Westminster School - London