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American Translators Association (ATA) Honors and Awards

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American Translators Association (ATA) Honors and Awards

ATA presents annual and biennial awards to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding work done by both seasoned professionals and students of our craft.

Description of Awards

  • The S. Edmund Berger Prize is offered by ATA and the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI) to recognize excellence in scientific and technical translation by an ATA member. The award is given annually.

  • The Lewis Galantière Award is given for a distinguished book-length literary translation from any language, except German, into English published in the United States. The award is bestowed biennially in even-numbered years.

  • The Alexander Gode Medal, ATA’s most prestigious award, is presented to an individual or institution in recognition of outstanding service to the translating and interpreting professions. This award may be given annually. Nominations are solicited from past recipients of the Gode Medal and from the membership at large.

  • The Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation is given for a translation (from French or Spanish into English, or from English into French or Spanish) in any subject, which demonstrates the highest level of creativity in solving a particularly knotty translation problem. Open to ATA members in good standing.

  • The Marian S. Greenfield Financial Translation Presentation Award is offered by ATA and the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI) to recognize an outstanding presenter of a financial translation session during ATA's Annual Conference.

  • The Harvie Jordan Scholarship is awarded to an ATA Spanish Language Division member in good standing to promote, encourage, and support leadership and professional development within the Division. The scholarship is given annually, in honor of Harvie Jordan’s lifetime contributions as a language professional.

  • The Student Translation Award is presented to any graduate or undergraduate student, or group of students, for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project. The award is given annually.

  • The Ungar German Translation Award is awarded for a distinguished literary translation from German into English published in the United States. The award is bestowed biennially in odd-numbered years.

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