GINT 2016 – Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translators Competition
Geisteswissenschaften International in cooperation with the German Book Office is inviting all aspiring translators of German to participate in a competition. The winning translations will receive prize money of EUR 500. The organizers wish to assist interested English-language publishers in their search for authors and topics from Germany. The titles in the competition have been awarded the “Geisteswissenschaften International” translation grant but have not yet found a licensee. In Germany, these books are gems in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences.
In order to take part in the competition, participants have to formally confirm that to date, they have not published more than one book-length translation of their own. By submitting a translation for the competition, translators agree to our regulations, and confirm that the text they are turning in is their work alone. This means that they completed the translation without the assistance of another person or team.
Two German excerpts to translate (approx. 900 words)each can be downloaded from www.boersenverein.de/gint. Please choose one excerpt and submit your English translation to Ms. Anke Simon (geisteswissenschaften-international@ boev.de) by November 14, 2016. However, only the first 50 entries to reach the Geisteswissenschaften International office by sequence of arrival will be accepted. Translations need to be delivered in Indian (or British) English.
Please note the following: Translated excerpts must be returned together with a statement that you understand the rules and that you certify that you are eligible to submit a translation under these rules. In the event of evidence that a submission was improperly made, we reserve the right to rescind the award. (You can just respond with “I understand the rules and confirm that I am eligible.“ unless you have questions.) The winners will be notified via email by December 31, 2016 and officially announced in January 2017.
For more information, contact
c/o Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
60311 Frankfurt am Main
phone +49 (0) 69/ 1306 – 599