Juvenes Translatores


A competition to reward the best young
translators of the European Union

On Thursday the 21st of November, 4 students of our
school, Hanna, Katootje, Ciloë and Bartolomeo, participated in the Juvenes Translatores Contest. The
Juvenes Translatores is a competition organised every year
by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG
Translation), an online translation contest for secondary schools in the
European Union. On that day, all the European schools
participated simultaneously at the event that was between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

“If Europeans are to be ‘united in diversity’, as the EU’s own
motto puts it, we need to be able to understand languages other than our own”.

If you have a thirst for foreign languages, our annual Juvenes
Translatores translation contest is here to help.

Each student can choose to translate from any official EU language
into any other official EU language.

The criteria used to evaluate the translations are:

accuracy of translation

  • ability to write correctly (grammar and choice of expressions)
  • ability to write fluently, and
  • creativity of translation solutions.

The winners will be invited to an award ceremony in Brussels in
spring 2019.

Good luck to all the students

Anna Miraglia & Bianca Heiden