2022 FIT Prizes

Important notice:

Revised Deadline for submissions of FIT nomination forms

In late August, with the closing date for nominations of 1 September approaching,  the Awards team was approached by some FIT member associations with requests to extend the deadline for submission of nominations in the following three prize categories:

  1. Marion Boers prize
  2. FIT Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical  Translation
  3. Pierre-François Caillé Medal

The reasons for the requests struck us as valid, and so for these three categories we have agreed to extend the nomination period to 1 October.

Two New Prizes:

Two New Prizes: The FIT Statutory Congress and the FIT World Congress will be held in less than a year in Varadero, Cuba. In keeping with tradition, FIT will be awarding prizes to acknowledge special contributions to the various fields of our profession. Two new awards were added this year: the Marion Boers Prize for Translation of Work of Fiction or Non-Fiction by Authors in Any of the SADC Countries (YouTube clip) ​and the Albin Tybulewicz Prize for Professional Solidarity in the Translation and Interpreting Community (Translatio article)

Rules

Nomination

One of the most important and widely recognized functions FIT fulfils for its member associations is the awarding of FIT prizes and awards at FIT World Congresses. Being selected by an international jury to receive a FIT prize or award signifies recognition of the ‘best of the best’ by one’s peers around the globe. Please take this opportunity to nominate outstanding colleagues for the FIT prizes as recognition of them as individuals to demonstrate the work and accomplish­ments of your association’s members. Associations are entitled to nominate one candidate per prize. All FIT member associations are encouraged to submit nominations.

FIT Prizes and Award 2022: Nomination Form

Important: If you have submitted a nomination in 2020, you …

Marion Boers Prize

Marion Boers Prize for Translation of Work of Fiction or Non-Fiction by an Author from a SADC Member State.

Albin Tybulewicz Prize

Albin Tybulewicz Prize for Professional Solidarity in the Translation and Interpreting Community.

FIT Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation

2017 winner: Associate Professor RNDr. Juraj Sebesta, PhD.

FIT Prize for Interpreting Excellence

2017 winner: Zoi Resta

Karel Čapek Medal for Translation from a Language of Limited Diffusion

2017 winner: György Buda

FIT Prize for Best Periodical

2017 winner: the ATA Chronicle, published by the American Translators Association

FIT Prize for Best Website

2017 winner: www.bdue.de, Bundersverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (Germany)

Aurora Borealis Prize for Outstanding Translation of Non-Fiction Literature

2017 winner: Kevin McNeil Windle

Aurora Borealis Prize for Outstanding Translation of Fiction Literature

2017 winner: Dr. Martin Pollack

Pierre-François Caillé Medal

2014 winner: Bente Christensen

Astrid Lindgren Prize

2017 winner: Francesca Novajra