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
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
Winner: Paul Appleyard
Winner: Linda Lapini
Special commendation: Cari Lake
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)
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