CAMWS Latin Translation Exam

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South offers cash prizes, book awards, and awards of commendation to qualifying winners in its  Latin Translation Exams for High School students and for College/University students.

Registration for this exam is due annually by November 15.
Contest Registration Form for High School Teachers
Contest Registration Form for College/University Teachers

Administration of this exam takes place during the last week in November and the first week in December (but please check Important Upcoming CAMWS Dates and Deadlines for specific dates for this year).

Winners will be announced at or just before the annual CAMWS meeting.

CAMWS has offered a Latin Translation Exam since 1986. Until 1997 one poetry and one prose exam were offered each year. Since 1998 one exam has been offered each year, with an annual poetry / prose alternation. In 2015 intermediate and advanced levels of competition were introduced and college students became eligible to participate. For more details, see this Contest History.

All questions about this contest should be directed to the Chair of the Subcommittee on School Awards at

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Previous Translation Exams

2019-2020 College Translation Contests (Intermediate and Advanced) Results (Statistics and Winners)

2019-2020 High School Translation Contests (Intermediate and Advanced) Results (Statistics and Winners)

Previous Winners of the CAMWS Translation Exams

CAMWS Latin Translation Contest Exam History

CAMWS Latin Translation Exam Subcommittee (for a list of members of this subcommittee)