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British Comparative Literature Association

British Centre for Literary Translation

John Dryden Translation Competition
General Information
Entry Form
GEE!AL "#$!%AT"$
The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary
Translation !niversity of East Anglia" are pleased to announce their continued #oint
sponsorship of a translation competition for $%%&' (ri)es *ill +e a*arded for the +est
unpu+lished literary translations from any lan&ua&e into English' Literary translation
includes poetry, prose, or drama, from any period' First pri)e- ./0%1 second pri)e- .$%%1
third pri)e- .2%%1 other entries may receive commendations'
The entry fee is five pounds sterling per entry' (ri)e3*inners *ill +e announced in July
$%%& on the BCLA *e+site, and pri)es *ill +e presented later in the year' 4inning
entries *ill +e pu+lished in full on the *e+site, and e5tracts from *inning entries are
eligi+le for pu+lication in the BCLA6s #ournal Comparative Critical Studies'
If you #oin the BCLA +et*een 2 August $%%/ and /2 January $%%&, you may su+mit one
entry free of charge' 7ote this on your entry form'
#ailure to comply 'ith the competition rules 'ill render entries ineli&i(le) "neli&i(le
entries 'ill not (e returned)
8ore information can +e o+tained +y e3mail from 9transcomp:uea'ac'u;<'
31 January 2004
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Judges *ill +e selected from the follo*ing-
Alistair Elliot poet and translator"
(eter France Editor of The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation"
=tuart Gillespie Editor of Translation and Literature"
Elinor =haffer Editor of Comparative Critical Studies"
Arthur Terry translator and former >irector of the 8A in Literary Translation,
!niversity of Esse5"
the >irector of the British Centre for Literary Translation !niversity of East
The #udges *ill +e assisted +y competent +ilingual readers specialising in the literatures
for *hich entries are received'
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2' Entries must +e translations of e5tracts from" literary 'or,s, e'g' novel, short
story, essay, drama, poetry, prose' Translations from any period of the literature in
?uestion are eligi+le' The e5istence of copyright in any *or; places no restriction
on its translation +ut only, in some cases, on pu+lication of a translation'
Copyright clearance for *inning entries may +e effected after *inners are
$' Entries must +e the original *or; of the translator and must not, as a *hole or in
part, have +een previously pu+lished, accepted for pu+lication, +roadcast, or
entered for any other competition' Entries may +e the collective *or; of any
num+er of translators'
/' Entries must +e su+mitted anonymously and each on a separate entry form' Each
entry must consist of a" one photocopy of the source te5t1 +" one photocopy of the
translated te5t1 c" the correctly completed entry form1 d" the correct entry fee'
&' The source te-t must carry the name of its author and the title, and must +e page3
num+ered' There must +e nothing on it *hich might identify the translator'
0' @our translation must +e dou+le3spaced and on A& sheets or near e?uivalent"' It
must not e5ceed $0 pages' An e5cerpt or e5cerpts from longer *or;s may +e
su+mitted +ut must not e5ceed this limit' The translation must +e page3num+ered
and carry a title and there must +e nothing on it *hich might identify the
A' The source te5t and the translation must each +e stapled or fi5ed *ith treasury
tags or similar' >o not send loose sheets' Te5ts must not +e stapled to one another
or to che?ues, +an;notes or entry forms'
B' The entry fee of .0 sterling per entry should +e sent either 2" in the form of a
che?ue dra*n on a British +an; paya+le to British Comparative Literature
Association, or $" an International 8oney Crder, or /" a postal order, or &" a
sterling +an;note' This last, though discouraged +y postal authorities, may +e
used in countries *here other forms of payment are difficult to arrange' Do not
send payments in any other currency or in any other form than the four
D' Translations from different languages or from different genres should +e treated
as separate entries' A ma5imum of three entries may +e su+mitted per entrant'
E' There are no limitations on entrants *ith respect to age, nationality, place of
residence, or professional status' 7o organiser, or #udge, or their relatives, may
2%' If you *ish your entry to +e ac;no*ledged, please enclose a stamped, addressed,
self.seal envelope mar;ed Fac;F, and if you *ish to +e notified of results in July,
one mar;ed FresultsF' International response coupons are accepta+le'
22' 7o entries *ill +e returned, and correspondence cannot +e entered into once
entries have +een received as they are anonymised"'
2$' The decision of the Judges is final' 4e regret that no feed+ac; on entries can +e
2/' Any entries received after the closing date *ill, if eligi+le, +e entered into ne5t
year6s competition'
2&' Entry into the competition signifies acceptance of all the Rules'
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