16 December 13 | Kaija Straumanis

The Latvian and Estonian ministries of foreign affairs have announced a contest for the best Latvian-to-Estonian and Estonian-to-Latvian translations of 2013. Below is the information from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The Latvian and Estonian ministries of foreign affairs announce their annual contest for the best 2013 Latvian-Estonian and Estonian-Latvian translations. Applications for the contest must be submitted by February 2, 2014.

Through this contest, the ministries hope to facilitate dialogue and mutual cooperation between Latvia and Estonia by promoting the activity of Latvian-Estonian and Estonian-Latvian translators in the areas of literature, politics, science, history, sociology, etc., as well as to attract the interest of new and future translators.

The winner will be announced in spring of 2014, and receive a prize of EUR 3,000 funded by both ministries. The contest jury will consist of representatives from both ministries and literary experts from both Latvia and Estonia.

This year marks the fifth year of the contest. Previous winners are Latvian translator Maima Grīnberga (2009, 2011), Latvian translator Guntars Godiņš (2010), and Estonian translator Kalev Kalkun (2012) for his translation of Latvian author Nora Ikstena’s novel Jaunavas mācība (Education of a Virgin).

The contest regulations are available (in English) here and an application form (in Latvian) is available here.

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