The Translation Challenge competition provides translation students with a unique opportunity to work with real clients and experience the challenges and rewards of being part of a translation team!
The year 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of The Translation Challenge, a premier competition for aspiring translation students. Since its inception, The Translation Challenge has provided translation students with the unique opportunity to work with real clients and experience the challenges and rewards of being part of a translation team.
As we celebrate a decade of this exciting competition, we are thrilled to continue offering aspiring translators the chance to showcase their skills and potentially launch their careers in the field of translation. Join us in celebrating 10 years of The Translation Challenge and register today to participate in this year’s competition.
Here are the stakeholders of the Translation Challenge:
We are very proud to have been growing the Translation Challenge over 2 countries and 3 universities over the past 9 years! We have been organising the competition with the participation of University of Essex from the UK since 2014, Dokuz Eylül University from Izmir, Turkey since 2018 and Ege University from again Izmir, Turkey since 2020.
Each year, TTC wetranslate brings together universities and sponsors from the sector; and gives the translation students an unforgettable real-life experience. They don’t only compete to be the winner, but they also gain a realistic experience in the field. The aim is to engage translation students in a real-life translation project 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. So far, the Translation Challenge has seen over hundreds of students participating each year in 9 different languages.
There is a new sponsor company each year for the event. The sponsor can be an existing or potential client 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) during the Opening Ceremony, which usually takes place in January, and when the winners are announced during the Award Ceremony, which is held after approx. 1 month from launch.
Each year, we are looking for companies who would like to benefit from next year’s Translation Challenge. The sponsor should be company with a translation assignment.
If you’re interested in getting involved – or you know a company who might be – and if any of the following apply to you, you’re just who we’re looking for:
As a sponsor, you will get the opportunity to:
All we need from our sponsors is to:
If you want to:
Then Translation Challenge is the ideal opportunity for you!
If you would like your company to take part in the Translation Challenge, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.