06 Jul 2023

ITI Awards 2023 - Results

The ITI Awards 2023 were announced at an online event on 6 July.
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The ITI Awards celebrate excellence in translation and interpreting.

They showcase strong knowledge and skills, best practice, business know-how and excellent client relationships, as well as new ways of doing things, and significant contributions to the profession. In 2023 an new award for Best CPD Achievement was presented for the first time.

Download full details of all the 2023 award winners and read about their achievements here.


John Sykes Memorial Prize

The recipient of this award is selected by the current and previous two ITI chairs.

Winner: Sabine Braun

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Sabine has been recognised for her long-standing dedication and commitment to the teaching of professional  translation and interpreting studies and for her pioneering research into human-machine interaction in translation and interpreting.

Sabine is a Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Surrey in the UK, as well as Director of the Centre for Translation Studies, and Co-Director of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence there.

Her research explores the integration and interaction of human and machine in translation and interpreting, for example to improve access to critical  information, media content and vital public services such as healthcare and justice for linguistic-minority populations and other groups in need of communication support.

For over 10 years, Sabine has led a programme of research that has involved cross-disciplinary collaboration with academic and non-academic partners to improve access to justice for linguistically diverse populations.

In other projects she has explored the use of videoconferencing and virtual reality to train users of interpreting services in how to communicate effectively through an interpreter, and the use of audio description for visually impaired people.

Sabine is currently leading and involved in several research studies aimed at better human-machine integration in different modalities of translation and interpreting.

MITI assessment awards

These awards recognise the individuals who achieved the highest mark in the MITI assessment over the previous membership year.

John Hayes Prize –  Excellence in Translation
Winner: Rachel Farmer

Highest Score – MITI Interpreting Assessment
Winner: Laila Ennia

Open awards

These are the awards for which entries were invited. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our judges for all their hard work.

Best Newcomer – Freelancing
Winner: Sue Farmery

Best Performance on an Assignment – Translation
Winner: Alina Cincan

Best Performance on an Assignment – Interpreting
Winner: Katrina Mayfield

Corporate Employee Award
Winner: Ruth Parkin, Surrey Translation Bureau
Special Commendation: James Martin, Atlas Translations Ltd

Best CPD Achievement
Winner: Marjolein Thickett

Mentor of the Year
Winner: Fiona Gray

Outreach Champion.
Winner: James Philip Hewlett
Special Commendations: Atlas Translations Ltd / Lewis Punton, Clear Voice Interpreting Services.

ITI Networks – Best Event or Initiative
Winner: ITI Scottish Network

Download full details of all the 2023 award winners and read about their achievements here.