FIT has an international prize for interpretation designed to promote and improve the quality of interpreting and draw attention to the role of interpreters in providing professional language access in a wide variety of situations. The prize was initiated by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA).

2014 winner

Dorothy Charbonneau
nominated by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO)

D Charbonneau

© Jørgen Christian Wind Nielsen, Wind Kommunikation, Denmark

Winners of the FIT Prize for Interpreting Excellence

2014 Dorothy Charbonneau Canada

RULES

(Approved electronically by the FIT Council in December 2013)

Article 1

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) has an international prize for inter- pretation designed to promote and improve the quality of interpreting and draw at- tention to the role of interpreters in providing professional language access in a wide variety of situations.

Article 2

This international prize for interpretation, named the FIT PRIZE FOR INTERPRET- ING EXCELLENCE, may be awarded to an outstanding individual interpreter or a body that has made a valuable contribution to interpreting. Any sponsors contributing to the prize will be duly acknowledged.

Article 3

This international prize for interpretation shall be awarded at FIT World Congresses, pursuant to the decision of an international jury as provided in Article 5.

Article 4

Candidates must be nominated by a FIT member organization and must be members in good standing of the nominating organization. No FIT member organization may nominate more than one candidate for this prize each time it is announced.

Article 5

The prize shall be awarded on the basis of a decision made by an international jury consisting of five members appointed by the FIT Executive Committee, which shall also nominate the jury chairperson. Jury members may be re-appointed. The jury shall deliberate electronically and shall decide on a winner at the latest three months prior to the opening of the Congress at which the prize is to be awarded.

Article 6

The prize shall consist of a Certificate of Merit and a sum of money.

Article 7

Nominations shall be submitted on the official form and shall include a report on the merits and/or work that make the nominee a candidate for the award, including in particular their titles, any awards which they may have received and articles written about their work.

Nominations should be submitted in both French and English if at all possible, otherwise in one of the two languages.

Article 8

Nominations shall be submitted in electronic format to the FIT secretariat no later than six months prior to the opening of the Congress at which the prize is to be awarded.

Article 9

Anything not provided for in these rules may be decided by the FIT Awards Committee.

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