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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25th translation contest: "Alien first impressions"Finished
Entries535
Participants437
Language pairs85
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Inspired by poetry: "Ploughing mountainsides"Finished
Entries372
Participants362
Language pairs55
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Mox presents: "The comic life of a translator"Finished
Entries693
Participants665
Language pairs71
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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

New contest coming soon with a new version of the certificatesThank you, Christel

Hi Christel,

Thank you for your reply and feedback.

to reorganise the contest as a whole


Would you mind elaborating further on this idea? I am really interested in hearing your thoughts.
New contest coming soon with a new version of the certificatesDid you ever consider

to reorganise the contest as a whole instead of projecting new winner certificates that the "winners" will hardly have the chance to see as they will never be awarded as we all know?
New contest coming soon with a new version of the certificates

Dear all,

A new
translation contest will open soon, with a new version of the winner certificate, which has been updated to match the look in the recently modernized areas of the site.

Winners of the last four translation contests (Alien first impressions, Ploughing mountainsides, The comic life of a translator and Stories about travel) can already see the new version of the certificates in their profiles and download them.

Here's an example of how the past vs. new certificates look:

Previous version:
[IMG]https://cfcdn.proz.com/file_resources/forums/tn_af1277f8d9e3b2ea713147068b1b706b_ContestCertificate-Current.png[/IMG]

New version:

[IMG]https://cfcdn.proz.com/file_resources/other/tn_ef717f6161ca72632b69984b743fbe32_NewCertificate.png[/IMG]

Also, if you would like to see a source text in a particular language, you are welcomed to submit your text suggestion here.

Happy translating,

Julieta
Discussion about 25th translation contest: "Alien first impressions" in English to Persian (Farsi)Finalists could not be selected in this language pair

Hi Hesam,

Thank you for your interest in ProZ.com translation contests.

Please note that the language pair "English to Persian (Farsi)" did not move from qualifications phase to finals, since finalists could not be determined in this language pair. The rating points do not determine winners, only voting points during the finals phase do. The purpose of rating points is to select finalists during the qualification phase and to provide feedback to entry authors.

Language pairs that received a large number of entries (more than 7) are placed in a qualification round to ensure that an appropriate number of entries reaches the finals. Voters are asked to rate entries in two categories: "Quality of writing" and "Accuracy of translation", and the 3-7 entries that receive the highest scores will pass into the final round. However, a minimum voting ratio has to be reached in order to determine finalists, which is automatically calculated by the system. In English to Persian, as well as in other language pairs that did not receive enough ratings, this ratio was not reached and finalists could not be selected.

I hope this explains! Please let me know if you have any other questions. You can also learn more about ProZ.com translation contests here: https://www.proz.com/faq/153482#153482

Discussion about 25th translation contest: "Alien first impressions" in English to Persian (Farsi)Discussion & feedback?!

As it has shown, Entry #31706 has gained the highest scores. I don't know why winner has not yet announced. There is nothing to discuss!
Hesam Arki
Hesam Arki
Amerika Syarikat




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

The contest was a good opportunity for us to polish and improve our work over and over again aiming for perfection.
tianshandun (X)
Kanada

Thanks for the hard work of the ProZ.com personnel, it was a fun contest and the improvements you made to the site were very useful. I can't wait for the next contest!
Henar Chico (X)
Amerika Syarikat

Thanks to all the contest organizers - it must be a mammoth task and in the end it is an enjoyable and useful process!
lundy
Perancis