Competitions and awards

Primary, secondary and special schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply to be accredited for an International School Award. Successful schools receive a certificate and logo that can be used for up to three years. Closing date for applications is July 31. Central Bureau, tel: 020 7389 4281 (England and Wales), 028 9066 4418 (Northern Ireland).

Win a free year of study in Japan with the Shizuoka Board of Education's third international translation cmpetition. Submissions (in English or German) are invited from all over the world in either the fiction or literary criticism category. The two grand prize winners will receive a cash prize of 1 million yen (about US$10,000) and grants to study in Shizuoka. Closing date: December 15. Entry forms from: The Culture Department, Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education, tel: 00 81 54 250 2785. E-mail: Website:

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