The winners of the Sixteenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese<>English Translators have been selected as follows:

Japanese to English Contest

Winner:   E59 Quicoyia Chambers (USA)
Runner-up: E51 Monica Shingaki (USA)
Finalists: E05 David Fradette (仙台市)
       E29 Megan Ling (USA)
 E62 Sky Waite (South Korea)

English to Japanese Contest

1位    J51 Aya Kimura (新潟県)
2位    J70 今城晋子 (東京都)
ファイナリスト J24 中条愛里 (Australia)
        J40 Miki Kuroda (Canada)
   J67 秋元亜希子 (東京都)

The judges' commentaries and winners/finalists translation will be posted here in March.

JAT will pay the following for the first place winner:

・Registration for the 31th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-31) to be held in Fukuoka.
・Round trip economy travel from the winner’s home to IJET by the most direct route, including air, train, bus and personal vehicle.
・Hotel for three nights standard accommodation at or near the IJET venue.

Receipts are required for all reimbursements.
Travel arrangements and details will be discussed with the winners in advance of purchase.

The second-place winner is entitled to free registration for IJET-31.

Winners and all finalists are entitled to one-year complimentary JAT membership.

James Davis (Japanese-to-English Division Chair)
Mayumi Adachi (English-to-Japanese Division Chair)
JAT Contest Committee