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.


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25th translation contest: "Alien first impressions"Submission phase
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Participants57
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Inspired by poetry: "Ploughing mountainsides"Finished
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Mox presents: "The comic life of a translator"Finished
Entries693
Participants665
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Bon voyage: "Stories about travel"Finished
Entries481
Participants407
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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
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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
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Homo-digital: "La sociedad transparente"Finished
Entries82
Participants76
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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
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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
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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
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Recent discussion about ProZ.com translation contests

New translation contest: "Alien first impressions" Click on the context for answers:

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About the source texts
The source texts for ProZ.com translation contests are typically selected by ProZ.com members with a goal of providing interesting and challenging material that enables top translators to show their talent.

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The views expressed in these texts should not be considered representative of the views of either ProZ.com staff members or the members of the ProZ.com community who have selected the texts.

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It appears the answer to "why" is because somebody proposed it and/or it's been upvoted to other suggestions. This may be an opportunity for unestablished authors to get some visibility on ProZ and Google.

If this is recreational exercise, it's fine. If it's not, I'm concerned about voting methodology. It appears contestants can either vote for themselves or ask friends to vote for them. Very questionable practice, unless I misunderstood something.
Lingua 5B
Lingua 5B
Bosnien und Herzegowina
New translation contest: "Alien first impressions" Not only...

Philip Lees wrote:

The "poster" doesn't make a very good impresion, I'm afraid.


Not only that: the statement "Alien first impressions" means "First impressions that are alien", i.e. first impressions that in some unspecified way are far removed, or completely disconnected, from the matter at hand (whatever that matter may be; it is not specified).

Why on earth that should be the topic of a "contest" is something that intrigues me.



[Edited at 2020-10-27 09:46 GMT]
Tom in London
Tom in London
Vereinigtes Königreich
New translation contest: "Alien first impressions" Welp

It took me way longer to notice than what I would like to admit. I need more coffee. :-?

[Edited at 2020-10-27 08:27 GMT]
Novian Cahyadi
Novian Cahyadi
Indonesien
New translation contest: "Alien first impressions" No, please…

…don't go back just yet.

[Edited at 2020-10-27 07:44 GMT]
New translation contest: "Alien first impressions" Spell check

The "poster" doesn't make a very good impresion, I'm afraid.
Philip Lees
Philip Lees
Griechenland




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

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