Our most sincere congrats to the 28 winners – who managed to navigate between languages with true mastery, wisdom and courage! And our warmest regards to their parents and teachers. In our hearts we are also with those who were just a millimetre from gold. And those who came up with creative solutions that made us raise our eyebrows, or funny ones that made us laugh out loud. Not to mention those who gave their best. Or – accidentally – fell in love with languages. We want to thank everyone behind the 3348 translations that reached us for this amazing journey together!
The winners will come to Brussels on 10 April to collect their awards for the best translation submitted by their country.
We have been been organising the Juvenes Translatores (Latin for ‘young translators’) contest every year since 2007. Its aim is to promote language learning in schools and give young people a taste of what it is like to be a translator. It is open to 17-year-old secondary school students and takes place at the same time in all selected schools across the EU. The contest has inspired and encouraged some of the participants to pursue their languages at university level and to become professional translators.