Pierre-François Caillé was the founder of FIT. The Pierre-François Caillé Memorial Medal is intended to provide recognition to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional merit in promoting the status and reputation of the translation profession at the international level.

Recipient in 2014

Bente Christensen
nominated by the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators (NO)

B Christensen

© Jørgen Christian Wind Nielsen, Wind Kommunikation, Denmark

Recipients of the Pierre-François Caillé Medal

2014 Bente Christensen
2011 No award
2008 Liese Katschinka
2005 Etilvia María Arjona Chang
2002 Gonie Bang
1999 Florence Herbulot
1996 Patricia Crampton
1993 Anna Lilova
1990 Jacques Goetschalckx
1987 Ewald Osers
1984 René Haeseryn
1981 Hans T. Schwarz
Bozidar Markovic

RULES

(Approved by the FIT Council at its meeting in Geneva in April 1998)

  • Article 1Pierre-François Caillé was the founder of FIT. The Pierre-François Caillé Memorial Medal is intended to provide recognition to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional merit in promoting the status and reputation of the translation profession at the international level.Article 2The medal may be awarded at FIT World Congresses, although the jury is not re- quired to make the award at every World Congress.Article 3

    The recipient of the Pierre-François Caillé Memorial Medal must be a member in good standing of a FIT member.

    Article 4

    Nominations for the Medal may be made by FIT members or by individual members of such members.

    Article 5

    The FIT Council shall act as the jury for this award. The Council’s decision requires a two-thirds majority by secret ballot. In the event that a member of the Council is nominated for the Medal, he or she shall be excluded from the discussion as well as from the ballot.

    Article 6

    No one may be awarded the Pierre-François Caillé Memorial Medal more than once.

    Article 7

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

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

    Article 8

     

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

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