UNIVERSITAS Austria Elisabeth Markstein Award
To mark the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of UNIVERSITAS Austria, honorary members, in particular Liese Katschinka, Gerhard Reinagel and Annie Weich, proposed the introduction of the award.
The Elisabeth Markstein Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the translating and interpreting profession and aims to raise the public profile of the language-mediating profession.
The nominations of UNIVERSITAS Austria members and/or others for the award are proposed to the UNIVERSITAS Austria Board of Directors. Nominations may be submitted by members of UNIVERSITAS Austria and others. The nomination should include a description of the nominee and their achievements and can be supported by others.
A jury of three people, preferably honorary members, decides on the submitted nominations. The three honorary members who initiated the introduction of the Elizabeth Markstein Award have acted as the jury since the first presentation of the award and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
By virtue of their office, the UNIVERSITAS Austria President or one member of the Board of Directors is an additional part of the jury.
This jury member has no voting rights, but rather fulfills an advisory role. If a jury member with voting rights ceases to be a member of the jury, the remaining two members (honorary members) co-opt a new third jury member, preferably an honorary member. If all jury members who are not members of the jury by virtue of their office cease to be members of the jury, a new jury is appointed by the UNIVERSITAS Austria Board of Directors.
The Elisabeth Markstein Award was first presented in September 2014 in celebration of the 60-year anniversary of UNIVERSITAS Austria. Since then, the award has been awarded every other year, whenever no elections to the UNIVERSITAS Board of Directors are held.
The award ceremony takes place on the occasion of the Annual Member Meeting or at a different event to which all members of UNIVERSITAS Austria are invited. At the ceremony, the award winners and their achievements are presented to the members. The PR team introduces the award winner to the public (via press conference, press release, interviews in print, audio and/or video, etc.), shining a spotlight at our profession as a whole.
The Elisabeth Markstein Award includes a medal and a certificate, but does not include a monetary prize.
Award Recipients 2018
Award recipient: Margret Millischer
Certificate of Appreciation: Sevgi Uluköylü
Award Recipients 2016
Award recipient: Sonja Pöllabauer
Certificate of Appreciation: Yannick Wagner
Award Recipients 2014
Award recipient: Erich Prunč
Award recipient: Bettina Rittsteuer