Juvenes Translatores is the European Commission’s annual contest to find 28 young translators of the year – one for each of the EU’s member countries.
Contestants must translate a short set text and can choose to work from and into any of the EU’s 24 official languages. The prize is lifelong kudos and an expenses-paid trip to meet the other national winners at an award ceremony in Brussels.
Registration for the competition is done through schools; the number of participating schools in each country is limited to the number of members of the European Parliament it has – in the UK’s case, 73. The participating schools are selected randomly from those that apply.
The contest is celebrating its tenth edition this year; 2031 students in the UK have participated since it was created in 2007.