The Translation Challenge is a yearly event which gives translation students the experience of being a translator in the world of commerce and industry.
There are four partners in the Translation Challenge: The University, the student translators, the sponsor company and TTC wetranslate as the organiser.
There is a new sponsor company each year for the event. The sponsor can be an existing or potential customer of TTC wetranslate who operates globally and that has a translation assignment.
The sponsor is required to provide a document, such as a marketing document or a website landing page, of up to 1,000 words to be translated.
In addition, the sponsor would need to give a short brief to the students, in person via Skype during the launch of the Challenge about their company and how they see languages for their business and/or their growth strategy. If possible, the sponsor would also need to be present (or via Skype) when winners are announced during the Award Ceremony, which is held after approx. 1 month from launch.
2018 is the 5th year of The Translation Challenge in the UK – and the first year in Turkey. This event has been the starting point for many of today’s commercial translators. There are four partners in the Translation Challenge; the University, the student translators, the sponsor and the organiser.
The aim is to engage students who are studying translation at university and give them the experience of being a translator in the world of commerce and industry. The students work in teams with different team members taking on specific responsibilities.
TTC wetranslate, as a company that has been in business for around three decades, and that has translators around the world who can translate into more than 100 languages and three project offices in the UK, Turkey and Australia, runs this Challenge.
2018 DATES & LOCATIONS
The University of Essex, Colchester, UK
2018 Translation Challenge Launch – 17 January 2018
2018 Translation Challenge Awards Ceremony – 21 February 2018
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
2018 Translation Challenge Launch – 22 February 2018
2018 Translation Challenge Awards Ceremony – 16 March 2018
2018 Translation Challenge Launch at The University of Essex, Colchester, UK- 17 January 2018
We’ve been lucky to have some amazing sponsors – and the challenge is far from an academic exercise. Our sponsors provide a live project for the students to work on, the resulting translations from the Challenge are put to work in their business.
Meet our sponsors:
2014 – The English Cream Tea Company
2015 – Brandler Galleries
2016 – Kampa
2017 – TDI-Tuning
2018 – Meters Music
Click here to read our brochure for further details.