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Spanish A-Level Competition

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 13:45 to Friday, 18 January, 2019 - 12:00
Event Type: 
Project launch
North West
Manchester Metropolitan University

The Spanish Section of the Department of Languages, Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to announce its annual Translation Competition for A-Level students. As a participant – past or present – in our events for schools (6th Form Days, Language Enrichment Events, etc), your school is offered the chance to take part.

The task is to produce an English version of a newly-published children’s short story. The competition aims to promote language-learning through story reading and to introduce students to the challenges of translating materials of this kind. The short story to be translated - by Spanish children’s author Pedro Pablo Sacristán - has the catchy title of A gritos con los mosquitos and is attached at the end of these instructions.

Schools are asked to submit a maximum of 2 entries chosen internally from among their participating students and to send them to the following address:

Please indicate clearly in the e-mail subject line that the contents are for the Spanish A-Level Translation Competition.


Deadline for Entries: 18 January 2019

Announcement of Winner: 15 February 2019

Entries will be judged by a panel from the Department of Languages, Information and Communications.

The winner will receive a trophy and a Music Gift Card to the value of £50. It is anticipated that the winning translation will appear, with any required modifications, on the website containing the original story:

For further details and queries, please contact: