December 20, 2013

Vergilian Society Translation Contest


Registration for the first Vergilian Society Translation Contest is now open. Top contestants can expect a small cash prize and bookplates in the late Spring 2014, prior to school award ceremonies.

The spirit of the contest is to celebrate the poet Vergil by encouraging students in K-12 to translate a selection of his verses, at sight, into fluent English.

Format: The test is designed to be written in one sixty-minute period. The selections vary from year to year. There will be at least one substantial passage of Vergil (and possibly two, with the second being shorter) designed to be written within the hour including revision.

Registration — 18 February 2014.
Administration of the Contest — 24 – 28 February 2014.

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