CIOL Awards

CIOL’s annual awards celebrate the importance of language and cultural understanding, the value of languages to business and industry and excellence in language learning. To find out more, please click on the titles of these awards below. 

Threlford Memorial Cup

Special Award for fostering the study of languages

Award winner:
BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha


Interview with: Rahul Bhagvat

Special Commendation

Runner up to the Threlford Cup

Award winner:
School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University College London


Interview with: Ramona Gonczol

Nick Bowen Award

Awarded for participation by a young CIOL member in a project supporting international understanding 

Award winner: Lucy Makepeace


Interview with: Lucy Makepeace

David Crystal Award

An award given to recognise a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of languages throughout their life and career.

Award winner: Bridget Kendall


Interview with: Bridget Kendall

Diploma in Translation award winners

Best candidate

This award is given to the candidate who produces the best overall performance in any language combination.

Award winner: Madalina Onofras


Interview with: Madalina Onofras

Best English-German candidate

This award is given to the candidate who produces the best performance in the English-German combination.

Award winner: Heike Kurtz


Interview with: Heike Kurtz

Best literature translation

The prize given to the candidate who achieves the highest mark in the DipTrans Literature option in any language combination.

Award winner: Mihail Banica


Interview with: Mihail Banica