10 May 2019

ITI Award winners announced

The winners of the ITI Awards 2019 were announced at the Institute’s Gala Dinner at Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, on 10 May.

There were two recipients of the John Sykes Memorial Prize for Excellence for outstanding contribution to the world of translation or interpreting over a long period.

  • Professor Joanna Drugan
  • Anthea Bell
John Sykes award 2019
Professor Joanna Drugan

Joanna Drugan has a long history of bringing academia and the ‘real world’ together, including the Transnational Organised Crime and Translation (TOCAT) project, on which she has worked with the police, Home Office, professional associations and linguists to introduce an evidence-based approach to police interpreting.

Anthea Bell was the recipient of the prize posthumously in recognition of her outstanding contribution to literary translation. She is best known for her 35 Asterix translations, but this was only a fraction of her work which ran into several hundred titles.

The winners of the other awards were:

John Hayes Prize: Excellence in translation

Winner: Ombretta Metelli

Interpreting assessment

Winner: Paul Appleyard

Academic research

Winner: Linda Lapini

Special commendation: Cari Lake

Corporate member

Joint Winners: AJT and Surrey Translation Bureau

Mentor of the Year

Winner: David Beattie

Special commendation: Amanda Clement

Newcomer – freelancing

Winner: Corrine Harries

Special commendation: Claire Storey

Regional groups and networks – event/initiative

Winner: North West Translators’ Network (NWTN)

Translation assignment

Winner: Nathalie Clergues

Look out for announcements about the 2020 Awards on the ITI website towards the end of this year.

Awards were not made in the following categories this year: Industry ambassador; Newcomer – Employee of a corporate member; Interpreting assignment