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Inaugural Moving Words Prize seeks submissions of literary translation by NZ students

The New Zealand Book Council has opened submissions for its inaugural Moving Words Prize to recognises excellence in literary translation by secondary school students. The prize will be awarded to the best previously unpublished translations into English, te reo Māori or New Zealand Sign Language of poetry or prose no longer than 400 words. Author Eleanor Catton will chair a judging panel that will select the top three entries out of 20 shortlisted entries. A special prize will be awarded to the best translation from Latin or Greek. The prize has been developed by the New Zealand Book Council in conjunction with the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and Wai-te-ata Press at Victoria University of Wellington and the Ministry of Education. Entry is open to New Zealand secondary school students aged under 19 years. The closing date for submissions is 26 September. For more information, see the website here.


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