Following our last announcement of area winners and commendations, we are thrilled to announce the national winners and runners-up of the Anthea Bell Prize in 2022. The competition ran for the second time in February-April 2022. It ran across 4 levels in 5 languages, covering all year groups at secondary school from age 11 to 18. For the first time this year the competition also ran from French into Welsh. Schools were asked to submit only the top five entries for each level. 14,000 students took part in the competition task. A team of 36 judges read over 3,200 entries to the competition.
Across the six strands of the competition running this year, the judges have selected 24 national winners, 20 national runners-up, 182 area winners and 216 commended entries. Congratulations! All receive certificates, and the national winners and runners-up receive book prizes.
Congratulations to Amelie in Year 9 (National winner for Mandarin Level 2) and Emily in Year 12 (National runner-up for Spanish Level 4). This is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted to have these talented linguists representing Jesmond Park Academy!
The competition will be running again in September to launch the prize in time for International Translation Day (30 September) and European Day of Languages (26 September).
The complete list of winners can be found here: