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LTI Korea Translation Award for Aspiring Translators


  • This award aims to discover up-and-coming translators who can act as a bridge between Korean and world literature.

Target Languages

Target languages

English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Arabic (Added in 2020)



Translators who have not previously published a translated work of Korean literature in the target language or received a translation grant are eligible.
  • Applicants who have only published their translations as part of LTI Korea’s Translation Academy and Translation Atelier are eligible.
  • Co-translated entries are not accepted.
  • The works to be translated change every year.

Application Documents

Application Documents

  • Application form
  • Completed translation manuscript (in PDF format)

Application Period

Application Period

※ The results will be announced in October 2020 on the LTI Korea website and the winners will be notified individually.

※ The award ceremony will be held in December 2020 jointly with the 2020 LTI Korea Translation Award.

How to Apply

E-mail (PDF files)

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

The translation is evaluated for factors like its understanding of the original, execution, and so on. One translation is picked as winner for each language.

Previous winners of the LTI Korea Award for Aspiring TranslatorsList of previous winners

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