Winners of Babylon Best Young Translator Award 2018 Announced

On September 26th, 2018, the winners of the Babylon Best Young Translator Award 2018 were announced.

The students Nikola Spasovski and Ardita Zulfiu are the winners of the Fifth edition of the Bablyon Award for translating excerpts of literary works into Macedonian and Albanian language. Adrijana Trajanova and Mario Stojanoski, were given acknowledgement for second and third place.

The winners were presented with the award by Freek Janmmat, EU Delegation representative, and Ognena Nikuljski, the President of Macedonian Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATA), Kalina Maleska, Blaze Koneski Faculty of Philology – Skopje, and Ljubica Arsovska, member of the Organizing board of Babylon Award.

This year, for the first time, the prize consists of a study trip, as well as an annual membership at MATA, and publishing the translation on the magazine “Kulturen Zivot”.

The objectives of the Best Young Translator Award Competition, which aims to celebrate the European Day of Languages, are to motivate and promote young translators, as well as to encourage excellence in translating literary works from European languages into the languages spoken in the country.

The Competition is open for young translators, not older than 26 years of age. Entries must be translations of (or extracts from) literary work: novel, novella, short story, or non-fiction, from any of the 24 official languages of the European Union into any of the languages spoken in the country.