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University of Illinois High School Translation Competition 2022-23 – application deadline

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Are you a high school student who studies modern Greek and/or is a heritage speaker of Greek? If so, consider participating in the 2022-23 Illinois High School Translation Competition, organized by the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign! Participants will translate an intermediate to advanced-level text in one of the six languages featured in the competition (Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Swedish, and Ukrainian) into English. The texts, which range from literature to news articles, have been chosen by University of Illinois faculty and graduate students. This competition aims to promote the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and to provide high school students with an opportunity to get hands-on experience in translation.

All students who are enrolled in high school in Illinois during the 2022-23 school year are eligible to participate. Home-schooled students who reside in Illinois are also eligible to participate. The competition will be judged by university faculty and instructors who have native or near-native knowledge of the target languages and who have experience with translation. One winning entry will be chosen for each of the six target languages, along with 1-2 honorable mentions at the discretion of the judges. The winners and honorable mentions will be given a prize and a certificate from the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, and they will be recognized at an award ceremony in Chicago in spring 2023.

To participate, please register here: The deadline to send in submissions is Sunday, February 12, 2023, so register early to have more time to work on your translation! Please see here ( for more details, and email with any questions.


Sunday, February 12, 2023


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