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 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.
Are you ready for Translation Challenge 2021 awards ceremony?
–17 February 2021, Turkey and the UK
2021 marks the 8th year of annual Translation Challenge Competition! Each year, TTC wetranslate brings together universities and sponsors from the sector; and gives the translation students an unforgettable real-life experience.
Hundreds of students from the University of Essex in the UK and Dokuz Eylul University and Ege University in Turkey form teams and take on a real translation project. They don’t only compete to be the winner, but they also gain a realistic experience in the field.
This year, we are doing something we have never done before -we launched the challenge with all three universities! The challenge started on 20 January 2021 with a big Zoom meeting with the participation of students and representatives from all three of the universities and our sponsor; and lasted about a month.
As TTC wetranslate family, we are happy to be organizing this event and help the international corporation between the universities from two different sides of the world!
2020 Translation Challenge has been completed in the UK and will be launched in the Turkey – are you up for the 2021?
2019 Translation Challenge at The University of Essex, Colchester, UK – 16 January 2019 and at the Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey – 4 March 2019
2019 is the 6th year of The Translation Challenge in the UK – and the second 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 and Turkey, runs this Challenge.
Another great year for Translation Challenge!
We are proud to be a finalist of ‘Best Collaboration between a University and Employer’ category in National Undergraduate Employability Awards!
Meet our sponsors:
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.
2014 – The English Cream Tea Company
2015 – Brandler Galleries
2016 – Kampa
2017 – TDI-Tuning
2018 – Meters Music
2019 – Eastpoint Global
2019 DATES & LOCATIONS
The University of Essex, Colchester, UK
2019 Translation Challenge Launch – 16 January 2019
2019 Translation Challenge Awards Ceremony – 20 February 2019
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
2019 Translation Challenge Launch – 4 March 2019
2019 Translation Challenge Awards Ceremony – 29 April 2019
2018 Translation Challenge Launch at The University of Essex, Colchester, UK – 17 January 2018
2018 Translation Challenge Launch at Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey – 22 February 2018
So, would you like to be our next sponsor?
We are looking for companies who would like to benefit from next year’s Translation Challenge. The sponsor is company with a translation assignment.
If you’re interested in getting involved – or you know a company who might be – if any of these apply to you, you’re just who we’re looking for:
- Your website or marketing material needs translation into a number of other languages
- You already operate overseas and want to expand into new countries
- You want to expand overseas, but have not yet decided which country to start with
- You have documentation that needs to be in other languages, whether this is a brochure, product information or something else
If you would like your company to take part in the Translation Challenge, please contact Levent Yildizgoren at email@example.com, giving details of your global journey.
Click here to read our brochure for further details.