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:
- Marion Boers prize
- FIT Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation
- 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)
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.