Translation Competition

Each year, CAHS hosts our Annual Translation Competition, offering current students of Classical Languages and Ancient History at UQ the opportunity to showcase their Ancient Greek or Latin skills outside of the classroom.

By participating, students can put their language skills to the test, and winners will each receive a Certificate of Achievement, a Loeb Book Prize, and eternal fame on our perpetual Trophy Shields.

Rules and Texts can be found here:


Please note: To participate, you must be a current UQ student enrolled in a Classical Languages or Ancient History Course, Major, or Program, and have completed a LATN or GREK course within the last 2 years. All details are listed on the competition flyer.

Past Winners:

Beginner Latin
Beryl Rawson Award for Beginner Latin

2021 – Imogen Holstein
2020 – Rachel Gock
2019 – Sarah Prince
2018 – James Pisko


Beginner Greek
Bruce Gollan Award for Beginner Greek

2021 – Imogen Holstein
2020 – Sarah Prince
2019 – Justin Cotton
2018 – James Pisko


Advanced Latin
C. Gordon Cooper Award for Advanced Latin

2021 – Sarah Prince
2020 – Sarah Prince
2019 – Carlos Robinson & Jade Frangos
2018 – Shannon Coyle


Advanced Greek
R.J. Cholmeley Award for Greek

2021 – Sandy Bickerton
2020 – Justin Cotton
2019 – James Pisko
2018 – Carlos Robinson
2017 – Derek Scott
2016 – Derek Scott
2015 – Alexander Bickerton
2014 – Yannick Grams
2013 – Yannick Grams
2012 – Karen Possingham