The Hejna Fund for Polish Studies is excited to announce the 1st Annual Polish Poetry Translation Contest. All levels of UIC Polish language and heritage students are welcome and have appropriate categories and monetary prizes will be awarded!!!! Through participating in this poetry translation contest, you have the opportunity to contribute to the literature by translating an un-translated Polish poem into English. Translation submissions are due Monday, November 24th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Level, or less than 3 semesters of language study
Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska's "Magnolia" & "Na ciepłej niebieskiej łące" ($75 award for best translation)
Advanced Level, heritage speakers, or more than 5 semesters of language study
Tadeusz Różewicz's "Poeta w czasie pisania" ($125 award for best translation)
Graduate Level, graduate students of all language levels
Bolesław Leśmian's "Południe" ($250 award for best translation)
We will announce the winners and award prizes at a reception on Wednesday, December 3rd in 1501 University Hall, during the last week of this semester. All participants and poetry enthusiasts are welcome at the reception!
Please see the attached flyer for more information as well as our website: uicpolishstudies.publish.uic.edu (under the Events tab) for pdf versions of the Polish poems.