In a bid to make attending the conference even more attractive, now you have a chance to be there for free.
Yes, for free. All you need to do is to write an essay about your translation business – and be the best at it.
To enter the contest, write an essay between 250 and 300 words. Write about what you did in the past year – or what you plan to do in the coming year – to boost your translation business. Don’t include any details that can be used to identify you.
There are no other constraints. Use your imagination and writing skills. And don’t forget to give it a title.
You need to purchase a ticket to BP15 to be able to enter the contest. If you already purchased a ticket, you’re still eligible. If you purchase your ticket after the submission deadline, you will not be eligible to enter the contest. BP15 speakers are not eligible.
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 31 March (midnight CET). The essay should be written in English in a Word file and sent as an attachment to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure the subject line says ‘BP15 for free’.
All essays will be published on this website anonymously. These will be up for voting for a limited period of time (probably a week). Voting will be conducted in a way to filter out multiple votes cast by the same person. More details on the voting process will be announced later.
The first prize goes to the essay entry that collects the highest number of votes.
The first prize is free attendance at the conference, including three networking dinners (a value of €350 at early bird prices).
If you paid for the conference and the three dinners, you simply get a full refund. If you paid for the conference and less than three dinners, you get a full refund of what you already paid, plus you’ll get to attend all three dinners.
If you cannot participate at any of the dinners, there will be no cash compensation.
The amount refunded will be the amount you actually paid at the time of purchasing the ticket.
Two runners-up will get a refund of €100 each.
Winners will get their refund only after the conference, by 15 May, 2015.
Prizes are not transferable.
Also, if you win any of the prizes but fail to show up at the conference, you will lose your prize.