Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce the 17th annual Classical Translations Contest.
Students in all departments and programs (graduate and undergraduate) across the University of Michigan are invited to submit literary translations of texts from Latin, Ancient Greek, and Modern Greek. We know that there are many people inspired by the beauty of these languages who wish to render them more freely and creatively than classwork often involves. This contest is intended to highlight the work of students who are interested in the process of translation as a creative, intellectually meaningful enterprise.
See list of past winners.
Rules and Prizes
1. Please submit your work anonymously in the following format: FOUR hard copies of your English translation (along with the original text) and ONE separate cover page (listing the title and author of the text you translated, your name and email address, and your undergraduate major or graduate program).
2. Submissions are due on Monday, March 26, 2018 by 5:00pm to the Comparative Literature Main Office, 2021 Tisch Hall (2nd floor).
3. All submissions will be judged anonymously by a panel of faculty members from Classics, Comparative Literature, English, and related departments.
4. Students affiliated with any UM department are eligible.
5. All work should consist of original translations/interpretations of works from Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, or Latin.
6. Original works may be in prose or verse and translations may be in prose, verse, or other format, such as multi-media.
7. Maximum length of written submissions is five double-spaced pages.
8. In each category (undergraduate and graduate), the prizes will be $100 each.
9. Winners will be invited to read from their translation at the annual Classics Department Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2018.