|We welcome applicants of all nationalities and ages.Eligibility excludes
have previously published translations of literary works or similar materials（including
joint translations by two or more translators）.
|２||How to Apply|
|Complete the stipulated application form，attach your translation and proof
of personal identity，and forward those items to the Secretariat. E-mail
applications will not be accepted. Translations must be submitted on A4
size（or8−1／2×11inch）sheets，typed on the paper with the shorter side
at the top，using 35 lines per page and 1.5cm（2／3inch） margins on either
side．Submitted translations will not be retumed．
|３||Official Application Rules|
|Applicants are asked to choose one work of fiction and one critical review
from the following titles，for translation and submission as a set of
|English，French and Chinese (select one target language）．
＊Translations may be attached with explanatory notes.
|To be eligible，Submitted translations must be received at the following
address by no later than December 10，2006．
|５||Submission Address and Contact|
|Secretariat for the Executive Committee of the Izu Literature Festival
Culture Department，Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education，
|６||Prizes（awarded for each target language）|
|●||Grand Prize／one winner
Certificate of commendation,￥1,000,000 prize money,grant for study in Japan（one year）.
|●||Distinguished Translation Award／two winners
Certificate of commendation,￥300,000 prize money.
|●||Distinctive Merit Award／two winners
Certificate of commendation,￥100,000 prize money.
|（1）||Grand Prize winners in each target language category will receive grants to study in Japan for one year at a university or other institute within Shizuoka Prefecture.This offer shall be limited to individuals able to participate in such a study course within one year after the conclusion of this competition.|
||Relevant taxes under Japanese law shall be deducted fromthe aforementioned
|Winners will be notified of the competition results by the end of July
|（1）||The Awards Ceremony will be held in Shizuoka Prefecture in the fall of 2007，With Winners of the Grand Prize and Distinguished Translation Awards in all target languages invited to attend，|
|（2）||Winners invited to attend the ceremony will be requested to arrange for
their own passports,visas and other travel documents.