Rapport International, LLC Announces Language Translation Contest for High School Students
Rapport International, LLC is hosting a language translation contest for high school students in honor of International Translation Day on September 30. Students can win a $100 American Express gift card by translating a short story into the language of their choice.
High School students around the world are invited to compete by translating the story of a translation misunderstanding into one of any language. The winner of the $100 American Express gift certificate will be chosen by a random drawing of qualified translations. The contest will run from September 30 to October 31, 2010. The translation story and contest rules are posted on the Rapport International website.
Wendy Pease, Executive Director of Rapport International claims, "This is our second annual translation contest and I am excited to see the students get involved. Language courses are offered throughout school but most students do not know about opportunities in the language translation industry. Hopefully, this contest will encourage students to become bilingual - which can only enhance future career prospects."
About International Translation Day
International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30th, the date of the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The day is recognized to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the language translation profession and to display pride in a profession that is becoming increasingly essential in an era of progressing globalization.
About Rapport International
Based in metro-west Boston, Massachusetts, Rapport International provides precise, professional translation services in over 100 languages. Through expertise and dedication to quality, Rapport provides the highest caliber linguists to meet each project’s needs. Rapport International develops long-term, successful relationships with clients by handling their foreign language communications effectively and cost-efficiently. Along with extensive translation experience, Rapport translators have advanced degrees and training in the appropriate commercial, industrial or technical fields. Areas of expertise include: medical, legal, technical & manufacturing, financial, consumer products, and foreign language desktop publishing.