Competitions: winners
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Competitions: winners

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Beautiful Minds: Cultures of Creativity Writing Competition

The Institute for International Studies, UTS, is hosting a national competition in writing and translation in conjunction with Beautiful Minds: The Centennial Exhibition of Nobel Prizes.

The theme of the competition is: Translation, Understanding, Creativity.

The competition is being run with two categories for entry: (1) current high school students; and (2) current University undergraduate students. Entrants must be currently studying at either an Australian High School or Australian University in order to enter their respective category.

Works can be entered in any written format: essays, creative fiction, poetry and so on. The entry must include both an English version and a version translated into, or from, one of the following languages: Modern Standard Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Thai or Indonesian. The maximum word length for each entry is:

  • For high school students, 500 words each (i.e. 500 words in English and the same work in translation.
  • For University students, 800 words each (i.e. 800 words in English and the same work in translation.

Entries will be judged on their creativity and the standard of their translation. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The application form outlines further terms and conditions of entry.

Schools will be asked to provide no more than two entries per school. Schools can either nominate students to submit entries or can invite all students to submit a potential entry and then select those one or two best, as they see fit. The winner student's school will receive a certificate of achievement from UTS and the award winners will be publicised by UTS.

The prizes are, for the winners in each category, a HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger (for high school students) or a HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger and Tom Tom Navigator (for University students). Additionally, there are 10 sub-category prizes that will be awarded at the judge's discretion. Winners of the sub-category prizes will each receive a $100 voucher from the Co-op Bookshop.

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