Awards Offered by ATA

ATA recognizes our colleagues who, through their daily work, volunteer activities, and careers exemplify the qualities that define excellence in our field or who have made a significant impact on the profession of translation and interpreting.

Advocacy Award

The ATA Advocacy Award recognizes a person or entity that has demonstrated outstanding advocacy for the language professions in general, for the importance of professional translators and interpreters, and/or for the greater societal understanding of the value of professional translators…

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Alexander Gode Medal

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

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Dynamo Award

The ATA Dynamo Award recognizes a person or entity that has worked in a particularly energetic way to benefit ATA and/or the language professions. The award is bestowed in odd-numbered years. Nominations open May 1, 2021.

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Impact Award

The ATA Impact Award recognizes a person or entity that has demonstrated outstanding leadership having an impact with ATA through work on a specific project or initiative. This award differs from ATA Honorary Membership in that it is presented for…

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Innovation Award

The ATA Innovation Award recognizes a person or entity that has worked in a particularly innovative way to benefit ATA and/or the language professions. The award is bestowed in even-numbered years. Nominations open May 1, 2022.

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Lewis Galantière Award

The Lewis Galantière Award is bestowed biennially in even-numbered years for a distinguished book-length literary translation from any language, except German, into English. The Ungar German Translation Award is given in odd-numbered years. Who was Lewis Galantière? Lewis Galantière (1894-1977) was a…

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Mentoring Award

The ATA Mentoring award recognizes a person or entity that has provided outstanding mentoring to the next generation of translators and interpreters, either through the ATA Mentoring Program or through another channel. The award is bestowed in odd-numbered years. Nominations…

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Rising Star Award

The ATA Rising Star Award recognizes an early-career translator, interpreter, or entity that is seen as having already “made a mark” on ATA and seen as having great potential to positively impact ATA and the language professions in the future….

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Student Translation Award

ATA awards a grant-in-aid to a student for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project. The project, which may be derived from any facet of translation studies, should result in a project with post-grant applicability, such as a publication,…

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Ungar German Translation Award

The ATA Ungar German Translation Award is bestowed biennially in odd-numbered years for a distinguished literary translation from German into English. Who was Frederick Ungar? Frederick Ungar was a publisher and translator for 65 years and the 1975 ATA Gode…

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Episode 56: ATA Honors and Awards Program

ATA has been acknowledging outstanding service and professional distinction in the translation and interpreting fields since 1964. Find out what's in store for ATA's awards season.

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Awards offered by ATA and AFTI

Marian S. Greenfield Financial Translation Presentation Award

ATA and AFTI invite nominations for the Marian S. Greenfield Financial Translation Presentation Award. Individuals may nominate a financial translation presenter for this prestigious award. You may also nominate yourself. Nominations will be judged by a three-member national jury.

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S. Edmund Berger Prize

This prize was established to recognize excellence in scientific and technical translation by an ATA member. Individual translators or translation companies may nominate a translator for this prestigious award. Nominations will be judged by a three-member national jury.

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Additional awards and scholarships are offered by AFTI

The American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI) supports charitable activities, education, and research in support of the translation and interpreting professions by bestowing awards and scholarships, sponsoring conference presentations, and maintaining historical documents and artifacts.

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