ProZ.com translation contests

ProZ.com translation contests offer a fun way to take a break from your normal routine while testing and honing your skills with fellow translators.


Current and previous contests

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Inspired by poetry: "Ploughing mountainsides"Submission phase
Entries203
Participants200
Language pairs53
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Mox presents: "The comic life of a translator"Hybrid phase
Entries688
Participants661
Language pairs72
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Bon voyage: "Stories about travel"Finished
Entries481
Participants407
Language pairs77
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21st translation contest: "The tides of tech"Finished
Entries586
Participants540
Language pairs64
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Strange urgency: "The cat"Finished
Entries42
Participants35
Language pairs11
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Benevolent deception: "The placebo button effect"Finished
Entries382
Participants330
Language pairs57
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Translation mash-up: "Dust Bowl"Finished
Entries104
Participants96
Language pairs42
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Homo-digital: "La sociedad transparente"Finished
Entries82
Participants76
Language pairs23
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17th Translation Contest: "The Sounds of Silence"Finished
Entries883
Participants810
Language pairs77
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2014 annual ProZ.com translation contest: "Celebrations"Finished
Entries2,840
Participants2,114
Language pairs222
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Exploring the desert: "The Doomed City"Finished
Entries79
Participants78
Language pairs18
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Sin telaraña en las pupilas: "Frases de Oliverio Girondo"Finished
Entries196
Participants136
Language pairs20
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Poetry with a tune: "Translation of Lyrics"Finished
Entries285
Participants263
Language pairs38
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11th ProZ.com translation contest: "Contemporary society"Finished
Entries820
Participants668
Language pairs93
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Mini-contest 2012: "Yogi Berra Quotes"Finished
Entries625
Participants593
Language pairs64
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9th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Business"Finished
Entries1,163
Participants769
Language pairs141
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1st Annual ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Awakening"Finished
Entries933
Participants705
Language pairs120
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7th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Sports"Finished
Entries526
Participants403
Language pairs107
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6th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Relationships"Finished
Entries591
Participants451
Language pairs98
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5th ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Travel"Finished
Entries464
Participants358
Language pairs67
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Fourth ProZ.com Translation Contest: "Raising children"Finished
Entries518
Participants393
Language pairs82
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Third ProZ.com Translation ContestFinished
Entries230
Participants208
Language pairs49
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Second ProZ.com Translation Contest 2007Finished
Entries119
Participants95
Language pairs33
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First ProZ.com Translation Contest 2007: "First ProZ.com Translation Contest 2007"Finished
Entries240
Participants186
Language pairs18



Recent discussion about ProZ.com translation contests

"The comic life of a translator" has moved to hybrid phaseHaha, that's funny!

Samuel Murray wrote:

Alternatively, you'll notice that the man sitting next to her is already responding to something in the second frame. He's looking at the fire with horror. He realises that the woman must be an alien because she's sitting with her legs in the fire and yet the only thing she seems to be concerned about is Gurgle.


Haha, that's funny!
Marina Steinbach
Marina Steinbach
Sjedinjene Američke Države
"The comic life of a translator" has moved to hybrid phaseWho says what

Marina Steinbach wrote:
In the first two [panes] it looks like the women is speaking. In the third panel the man in the left front corner seems to be screaming something. Who is saying what?


The clue is the woman waving her arm -- she is the speaker in all three frames.

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The two men both react to her screaming in the third pane. The man sitting next to her (who was not looking at her and thus did not have advance visual warning that she is about to scream) has a fright reaction, while the man facing her reacts with an "ooh" on his lips.

Alternatively, you'll notice that the man sitting next to her is already responding to something in the second frame. He's looking at the fire with horror. He realises that the woman must be an alien because she's sitting with her legs in the fire and yet the only thing she seems to be concerned about is Gurgle.


[Edited at 2020-05-24 08:27 GMT]
Samuel Murray
Samuel Murray
Holandija
"The comic life of a translator" has moved to hybrid phaseWho is saying what?

Julieta Llamazares wrote:

These language pairs need to determine which entries move to finals.


I wanted to vote, but I am a bit confused. In the first two drawings it looks like the women is speaking. In the third panel the man in the left front corner seems to be screaming something. Who is saying what?
Marina Steinbach
Marina Steinbach
Sjedinjene Američke Države
Discussion about Strange urgency: "The cat" in Arabic to German - Entry #25693Dieses Board ist ein Witz!

Schon mal Wilhelm Busch oder Mann gelesen? "So sagte ich bei mir" ist kein Fehler, ebenso wenig wie der Konjunktiv von "ekeln". Es sind nur altertümliche Formen.
"The comic life of a translator" has moved to hybrid phaseTagging vs.

Julieta Llamazares wrote:
Some participants reported that they found entry tagging distracting, so the decision was made to experiment with focusing more narrowly on rating and voting this time around.


Well, I was unable to write *any* comments on the translations. All I could do was vote. All three the entries in my language had problems, but I could not see anyway to discuss the translations with other lurkers. So, I voted "#1" for the least destitute entry, that was all I could do.
Samuel Murray
Samuel Murray
Holandija




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

I love the contest and I think it's an all-too-rare opportunity to get some feedback from our peers. May it continue long into the future and frequently!
patyjs
Meksiko

It was fun to translate [the contest source text] because it presents a certain idea or principle in many different ways (and words) and thereby reveals whether the translator has full command of his/her target language.

This was my first translation contest ever and I didn't expect to win. Taking part in it was already a nice experience! For someone who's relatively new to the translation business, this is like a wish come true.
macimovic
Holandija




ProZ.com translation contests

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