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Prizes

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Cambridge Polish Studies works with various sponsors to reward students of Polish literature, language, culture and history for academic and creative excellence. We also aim to provide opportunities for students to spend time in Poland.

Cambridge Polish Studies currently offers two prizes to students.

 

The Talkman Prize for Literary Translation

An annual competition for best translation of a poem from Polish into English open to all students of SL13: Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland. In 2014-15, the entries were judged by eminent Polish poet, Adam Zagajewski, and acclaimed translator of Polish literature, Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

The winner was announced at the Cambridge Polish Studies event, Adam Zagajewski: An Evening of Poetry, on 28 April 2015 at Trinity College's Winstanley Lecture Theatre.

In 2015-16, the prize was presented by Olga Tokarczuk. In 2016-17, the prize was presented by Dorota Masłowska.

The main prize is a summer school course in Polish language and culture at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, including flights, accommodation and board. The prize is sponsored by Talkman Language Solutions.

The competition will be open once again to all students of SL13: Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland in 2017-18.

List of Winners:

2014-15: Julia Wdowin

2015-16: Joss Lloyd

2016-17: Cameron Holloway

 

The M. B. Grabowski Prize

An annual prize for the best examination results in "SL13: Introduction to the Language, Literature and Culture of Poland".

The winner will receive £100, thanks to the kind support of the M. B. Grabowski Fund.

 

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