A new million-dollar Qatari award for translators — which boasts five different categories funded at $200K each — is open for submissions until September 20:
The Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding promises to recognize winners in five different categories.
“1. Translation from Arabic into English
“2. Translation from English into Arabic
“3. Translation from Arabic into another language other than English (Turkish in 2015)
“4. Translation into Arabic from another language other than English (Turkish in 2015)
“5. The Achievement Award (given to an individual and/or institution with substantive contributions to building and consolidating the culture of peace and spreading international understanding)”
In each of the first four categories, a winner is promised $100,000. Second prize is set to go for $60,000, and third prize for $40,000. Meanwhile, the Achievement Prize is promised all in a lump of $200,000.
For 2015, the submission guidelines limit nominations to “the…
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