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.


Current and previous contests

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Annual ProZ.com translation contest: "Celebrations"Hybrid phase
Entries2,839
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
Language pairs20
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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
Language pairs67
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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 2007Finished
Entries240
Participants186
Language pairs18



Recent discussion about ProZ.com translation contests

You can help close the last translation contest (new edition coming up!)Comments on translations by people who don't have a grasp of the target language.

I just had a look at some of the translations into English from different languages, and some of the comments are really strange. In Russian to English all four translations refer to a kite soaring overhead and in all four entries someone who doesn't realise that a kite can be the name of a bird has marked this as a mistake (because the story takes place in nature, so why would someone be flying a kite?).
You can help close the last translation contest (new edition coming up!)I'm trying to do my bit, but it's frustrating

I'm trying to do the responsible thing for the community and vote in a few of the "into English" pairs - only commenting on the use of English as I don't understand the source texts. The first was a pair where there were only three finalists. I selected one as my choice of winner, and left it at that as the other two were pretty abysmal (probably accurate, but not written in pleasant, natural English). All's well so far.

The next pair have 22 entries still in contention. How can that be? Is there no limit? Even so, it would be pretty easy for me to take a quick look and eliminate about two thirds - some of them are clearly awful! But there doesn't seem to be any way of doing that. So, [b]Request #1: let us remove entries that we don't want to consider further[/b].

One pair has "just" 7 entries still in contention, so more of less doable. But I can't decide on 1st-3rd until after I've looked in detail at each one. And by the time I've looked at 7 in detail, I've forgotten what I thought of them all! You can't even go by what you yourself have marked in terms of likes, dislikes, agrees and disagrees as your own aren't separated out in any way. So, [b]Request #2: let us see what we personally have marked as good/bad, and/or give us a free-form input area just for our own eyes so we can make a note[/b].
Two more language pairs have been closed. Announcing the winnersDiscretion, please

Tatiana Dietrich wrote:

(...) would you be willing to take a few minutes to vote for your favorite entries in any of your language pairs?




I think I already did.
Two more language pairs have been closed. Announcing the winnersWould you consider voting?

Daniel Frisano wrote:

Yess!! Two down, just 179 to go!


Hi Daniel,

Site staff are currently campaigning to draw in as many votes as possible, in order to give some feedback to contestants. In connection with this, would you be willing to take a few minutes to vote for your favorite entries in any of your language pairs? As you know, ProZ.com contests are peer-based and every vote counts in making them work.

Thanks!
Two more language pairs have been closed. Announcing the winnersGetting close

Yess!! Two down, just 179 to go!




What members have said about ProZ.com translation contests

Thanks for the hard work of the ProZ.com personnel, it was a fun contest and the improvements you made to the site were very useful. I can't wait for the next contest!

I'm so happy with having won the contest in my pair and having deserved a prize. Thank you very much, ProZ.com!

I think everyone appreciates what you people are doing to improve the wonderful learning and exchange space these contests give us (which I think, it is all what they are about). Cheers!
mariana24
Uruguay




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