For the third year running, CEATL is organizing an international contest for video artists to find sparky videos promoting the visibility of literary translators. The contest is now open, and videos received before 1 September 2014 will be forwarded by CEATL to a Facebook event page where everybody can view and ‘like’ them from early September. This year’s topic is “Portraits of Literary Translators”. The winner will be chosen from the ten ‘most liked’ videos and be awarded the prize of €1000 in time for International Translation Day, 30 September. Full contest rules are as follows.

  • Videos up to three minutes long are accepted.
  • A link to a low quality version of the films shall be submitted to contest@ceatl.eu (contest null@null ceatl NULL.eu) before 1 September, 2014. Selected participants will be asked for a high quality video to be exhibited by CEATL member associations.
  • The films must be subtitled in order to be understood in either English or French, CEATL working languages (not necessary if the film is already in English or French).
  • CEATL secures the right to use the winning video to promote literary translators. Should CEATL wish to use other videos for its purposes, the permission of the artist/artists shall be requested. CEATL will not pass the videos to any parties other than CEATL member associations. CEATL will not use the videos for financial profit.
  • CEATL will post all the videos on an open Facebook event page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/events/728116183896608/728116187229941/) where everybody can “like” their favourite video.
  • The CEATL jury will consider the ten videos with most “likes” (by 8 September, 2014), and choose a winner from among them.
  • CEATL member associations will exhibit the videos and organize press conferences promoting the winning video.
  • The winner will be announced on 15 September and awarded €1,000.
  • Offensive videos will be removed from the contest. The jury has the right not to award the prize in the event that CEATL’s quality requirements are not met. The jury will not enter into correspondence (or any other contact with participants) about its decision.
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