The Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York is open to college students and to all translators under the age of 35 who, at the time the prize is awarded, have not yet published, nor are under contract for, a book-length translation. Each applicant is required to translate a literary text of approximately 15 pages. Submitted translations are evaluated by a jury consisting of three experts in German literature and translation.
The prize comes with a purse of $2,500.
Frederic(k) Paul Gutekunst was born in Moberly, Missouri on July 24, 1889. His parents were George and Emilie Gutekunst, originally of Germany.
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