The Classical Association of the Middle West and South will offer $250 cash prizes, book awards, and letters of commendation to qualifying winners in its School Awards Latin Translation Contest.
This year's competition is open to advanced Latin students enrolled in secondary schools, or homeschooled, anywhere in the United States and Canada. Their teachers must be individual members of CAMWS, or their schools must be institutional members of CAMWS, or their school libraries must subscribe to the Classical Journal. Following the annual alternation of Prose and Poetry, the 2011-2012 one-hour examination will offer Latin Poetry as exemplified by Vergil, Ovid et al. Contestants should translate as literally as possible without violating English idiom, and they should know the relevant vocabulary presented in Colby's Latin Word Lists (a copy of which is available upon request with registration). This examination is intended for students who have had at least three years of Latin, but is also open to superior second-year students. This examination must be administered by a school official other than the Latin teacher during the week of November 28 - December 2, 2011.
Writers of the ten most outstanding papers will each receive a $250 cash prize. An additional twenty outstanding contestants will receive a book prize relevant to classical antiquity. Writers of meritorious examinations will receive letters of commendation.
Application Deadline: November 4, 2011
For full information and application details go to http://www.camws.org/awards/school.php