Medal for Excellence in Translation

AAH Medal for Excellence in TranslationThe Medal for Excellence in Translation is a major national award that recognises outstanding achievement in translation. This award celebrates the vital role of translators and translation in Australian culture and scholarly discourse. It adds to the growing recognition of work in this field, complementing awards such as the New South Wales Premier’s Translation Prize, which recognises lifetime achievement.

The Medal is awarded biennially for a book-length translation into English of a work of any genre (including scholarship) from any language and period.

The inaugural medal was awarded in 2016.

This award is proudly supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural FundMonash University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.


The award is open to Australian scholars who have published a book-length translation into English within three years prior to nomination. Details of key selection criteria are released when the application process opens.

How to apply

The next call for nominations will take place in late 2017. Details of the award’s selection criteria, application and review process will be posted here.