Do you love Latin? Do you love the idea of winning cash, books, or fama et gloria by translating Latin? Are you a current Case Western student? Then this contest is for you!
Each year, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) runs a national Latin Translation Contest for college/university students. This year, the Classics Department at Case Western would like to invite you to participate.
Here are the details:
The contest is a one-hour translation exam administered in November or December. You can take the exam at one of two levels:
- The Intermediate Level exam is a prose passage and is for students who have completed at least Latin 101-102 at Case Western (i.e., you should be in or have taken Latin 201 and/or Latin 202, regardless of whether or not you took Latin in high school).
- The Advanced Level exam alternates each year between prose and poetry; this year’s exam is poetry. The advanced level exam is for students who are in their third year or more of college-level Latin (i.e., you should be in or have taken at least one 300-level Latin class).
Prizes for national winners are: $100 cash prizes for the top 5 intermediate level students and $250 cash prizes for the top 5 advanced level students, book prizes for the next top 10 students at each level, and letters of commendation for the next top 30 students at each level. Prizes will be announced and distributed in April or May 2020. Last year two CWRU students won prizes!
Register for the contest here. Registration is due Monday, October 28, by 11:59 pm.
The exact date and time of the exam will be chosen by Doodle Poll in early November. For more information , visit the CAMWS website. Please note that the Classics Department will pay the exam fees so you can participate for free! Email Evelyn Adkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.