Think your translation services are top-notch? Test your skills with these translation prizes that are on offer around the world. These prizes provide recognition, prestige and even cash rewards to translators who can ensure high quality of work.
Read Russia Prize – The Read Russia Prize is a biennial award for the best translation of Russian literature in the preceding two years.
Man Booker International Prize – Despite being a literary award originally, it rewards the winning novel’s translator equally with the author.
Found in Translation Award – The Found in Translation Award is an annual prize that comes with a cash reward of PLN 16,000 and a three-month residency in Krakow. The award recognizes translations in English from Polish.
The John Dryden Translation Competition – It is an annual prize that awards a one-year BCLA membership and cash prizes of 350, 200 and 100 pounds. The prize recognizes the translation of unpublished literary translations from any language into English.
The Stephen Spender Prize – It recognizes poetry translations made from any language into English. It rewards young translators with an under-14 and under-18 category.
The PEN Translation Prize and the Goethe-Institut Award for New Translation are other notable translation prizes that aim to reward fine translation work around the world.