Translation competition

Verdict in the Short Story Competition

The jury in the competition for the best translation, organized during the 8th International Short Story Festival, was comprised of:
Dobromiła Jankowska (chair), dr Katarzyna Biernacka-Licznar, and Łukasz Witczak:
First Prize of 1000 zł was awarded to Maria Gierczak for her translation of Colm Tóibín’s short story
Second prize of 500 zł was awarded to Alina Asperska-Prowse for her translation of Colm Tóibín’s short story
Third prize of 250 zł was awarded to Izabela Bolanowska for her translation of Valeria Parrella’s short story
Anna Karpiuk received a book in recognition of her translation of Colm Tóibín’s short story

Congratulations to all the winners!
An award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 3 October 2012, at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum (pl. Strzegomski), at 5 p.m.
A meeting summing up the translation competition will take place on 4 October, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum.
The award-winning translations will be published in the festival issue of the journal Opowiadanie [Short Story].
Please be advised that it is not possible to obtain an individual assessment of a submitted translation.
Any questions should be directed to:

Translation Competition – initial summing up

July 31, 2012 at midnight was the deadline for submitting applications for the translation competition held during the 8th International Short Story Festival. Participants translated stories by Colm Toibin (English) and Valeria Parrella (Italian). We received a total of 306 entries, of which 296 met the eligibility criteria set out in the regulations. We directed the jury to evaluate 263 English short story translations and 33 Italian translations. The results will be announced on by 15 September 2012.

The composition of the jury:

Chair – Dobromiła Jankowska, coordinator of the International Short Story Festival, English translator, author of more than thirty published translations, and graduate of the School of English and Polish Philology at the University of Wrocław.

English – Lukasz Witczak, English translator, winner of the first prize in the translation competition in 2004.

Italian – Dr Katarzyna Biernacka-Licznar, lecturer at the Institute of Classical, Mediterranean and Oriental Studies, University of Wrocław; translator.