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The Wiener Library Translation Competition is open for entries

2015 award ceremony, presented by Michael Morpurgo.

2015 award ceremony, presented by Michael Morpurgo. © Keith Barnes

The Wiener Library Translation Competition is part of the Round 2 competitions in the annual Oxford German Olympiad. The competition is open for Undergraduates (in their second year or above) and graduates of German studying at a UK or Irish university.

This is the third time that The Wiener Library is taking part in this competition. Read more about this partnership in a blog post written by our Head of Digital Toby Simpson, who attended the 2015 awards ceremony presented by author Michael Morpurgo.

In this annual competition entrants are invited to translate and write a commentary on an original document from the library. The text that was selected for this year’s competition is Der Führer spricht - a parody of a speech by Hitler taken from the archives of The Wiener Library.

The competition will be co-judged by members of the Oxford German Network and The Wiener Library. The winner will receive a prize of £100 and will be invited to a ceremony at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, in June 2017.

The deadline for entries is 12 noon on Friday 21 April 2017. Click here for more information and how to enter.

Added: Friday 10th March, 2017