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24 March 2016

Wil Petherbridge Memorial Prize 2015

There was a warm welcome at the Wales Council for Voluntary Action office in Aberystwyth on Tuesday morning, 8 March 2016, when we held a delightful and informal ceremony to present the Wil Petherbridge Memorial Prize to Rhodri Owain, the WCVA translator. The prize was presented to him by Sandra Petherbridge and Mary Jones.

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14 March 2016

Translation Challenge 2016

Translation Challenge returns in 2016, and once again Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru has commissioned and sponsored the Bardic Staff which will be presented to the Welsh language winner.

This year’s challenge will be to translate the poem ‘El Conejo y la Chistera’ by the Mexican poet, Pedro Serrano, from Spanish into Welsh or English. The Welsh language judge is Ned Thomas, and Prof. Richard Gwyn will be the English language judge. The winning Welsh Translation will be published in O’r Pedwar Gwynt, and the English winner will be published in Poetry Wales.

The winners in both languages will receive a prize of £250. The Welsh language winner will also be presented with the Bardic Staff. Cymdeithas Cyfieiethwyr Cymru is pleased to sponsor this unique prize for the fourth time, and in so doing to acknowledge the craftmanship of Elis Gwyn who has carved the staff from a piece of wood from the Llanystumdwy area.

Translation Challenge is organised by Wales PEN Cymru and Wales Literature Exchange, Aberystwyth university, in partnership with Swansea University.

4 March 2016

Translation Membership Examinations - 16 April 2016

Thursday, 24 March 2016, by 1.00pm at the latest, is the closing date to register for the next Translation Membership Examinations, for Full and Basic membership, which will be held on Saturday, 16 April 2016, in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Glynllifon (near Caernarfon).

The fees remain the same as in 2015. The fee for sitting one paper will be £90 for members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru and £105 for everyone else; and the fee for sitting both papers will be £150 for members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru and £180 for everyone else.

8 February 2016

A worthwhile prize: Heledd spends the day at the Senedd

Heledd Fflur Hughes recently had a day to remember as she spent it with the Welsh Assembly's Translation and Recording Sevice. Heledd's prize was for winning the translation competition for 19-25 year olds at the Urdd Eisteddfod in 2015. She was given the opportunity to try out different aspects of the work involved with the Service and during her visit she met Carwyn Jones, First Minister.

The Urdd's competition is held in partnership with Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru and will be held again in 2016.

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