AUSIT Excellence Awards
The AUSIT Excellence Awards recognise initiatives/activities by individuals and organisations operating in all sectors of the translating and interpreting industry. They encourage best practice, professionalism, dedication to quality, innovation and outstanding contributions.
The AUSIT Excellence Awards celebrate organisations and individuals/teams in six categories:
- Excellence in Interpreting
This award recognises an interpreter or interpreters with appropriate certification or qualifications for an outstanding performance in a particular assignment, a series of related assignments or a project. The following elements will be included in the assessment: linguistic and interpreting skills; professionalism and ethical conduct; outcomes/purpose fulfilment.
- Excellence in Literary Translation
This award recognises a translator or translators with appropriate certification or qualifications for the outstanding translation of a literary work (prose or poetry or drama). It may be given either for a single book-length translation of outstanding quality or for the entire body of a translator’s work in the domain of literary translation (LOTE>English).
- Excellence in Non-Literary Translation
This award recognises a translator or translators with appropriate certification or qualifications for a single translation of outstanding quality or for the entire body of a translator’s work in the scientific/technical/non-fiction domain (LOTE>English).
- Outstanding Contribution to Translation & Interpreting
This award is for an individual, team or organisation for consistently outstanding performance in conducting activities or developing initiatives benefiting the industry as a whole, including end-users and practitioners. Areas of activity may include:
- Research and development
- Supporting/enhancing the discipline and/or the profession
- Outstanding Contribution to Interpreting and Translating: Working with languages of limited diffusion
This award will be presented to a practitioner, team of practitioners, language service provider, organisation, business, or institution that is part of, related to, or involved in some aspect of interpreting and/or translating using an Indigenous language or a language of limited diffusion, in recognition of their work on a particular assignment, project or initiative that benefits the community as a whole, including end-users and practitioners.
This is one of AUSIT's signature events and attracts language practitioners and other industry stakeholders from across Australia and the Tasman.
The coveted AUSIT Excellence Awards is highly regarded and submissions are encouraged from AUSIT members as well as all translators & interpreters from Australia and New Zealand.