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CAMWS Latin Translation Contest 2013-2014

Application Deadline: November 8th, 2013

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South offers $250 cash prizes, book awards, and letters of commendation to qualifying winners in its School Awards Latin Translation Contest.

This year’s competition is open to advanced Latin students enrolled in secondary schools, or homeschooled, anywhere in the United States or Canada. Their teachers must be individual members of CAMWS, or their schools must be institutional members of CAMWS, or their school libraries must subscribe to The Classical Journal.

Following the annual alternation of Prose and Poetry, the 2013-2014 one-hour examination will offer Latin Poetry as exemplified by Vergil, Ovid et al. Contestants should translate as literally as possible without violating English idiom, and they should know the relevant vocabulary presented in Colby’s Latin Word Lists (a copy of which is available upon request with registration). This examination is intended for students who have had at least three years of Latin, but is also open to superior second-year students. This examination must be administered by a school official other than the Latin teacher between December 2 and December 13, 2013.

Writers of the 10 most outstanding papers will each receive a $250 cash prize. An additional 20 outstanding contestants will receive a book prize relevant to classical antiquity. Up to 30 other writers of meritorious examinations will receive letters of commendation.

Winners will be announced at the 110th Annual CAMWS Meeting in April 2014.

To enter, fill out this year's contest application.

Or, if you would prefer, fill out and mail in the downloadable form .

All questions about this contest should be directed to the Chair of the Subcommittee on the School Awards, Robert White < >

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Previous Poetry CAMWS Translation Contests

Previous Prose CAMWS Translation Contests

2013-2014 Winners:

Cash Award Winners (alphabetically, with school and teacher)

Book Prize Winners (alphabetically, with school and teacher)

Letters of Commendation (alphabetically, with school and teacher)

Previous Award Winners


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