Offre de l'Agence Nationale pour l'Information des Jeunes

    Juvenes Translatores contest

    The European Commission is organising an online translation contest to give secondary school young people a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a translator.


    How it works

    Students, aged 17 are challenged to translate a short text. They can decide the language of the starting text and into what language they want to translate it, chosen from among the EU official languages.

    Each participant’s choice of language pair must be stated on registration. 


    The contest

    • The translation test will be carried out simultaneously in all participating schools between 10.00 and 12.00 PM (Central European Time), on 23 November 2023.
    • The test will take place in the schools’ premises and the original translations must be saved and submitted on the contest platform.


    Participating schools must

    • be located in an EU country,
    • be recognised by the educational authorities
    • have the necessary IT equipment in order to carry out the test properly
    • select between 2 and 5 students born in 2006, who are permanently enrolled in the school
    • register on the contest platform by 16 October 2023, 12 PM CET



    The best translators, one from each EU country, will be invited to Brussels in spring 2024 for an awards ceremony.

    Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for one winner, one teacher and one accompanying adult per country.



    Entrants can register on the Contest Platform until 16 October 2023 at 12.00 midday CET.


    Queries can be sent to the Juvenes Translatores Team.

    For further support please ask for the contact person for the contest in the DG Translation local office in your home country.


    Find out more here