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The Edgeways contest was initiated in 2009. This year’s finale was co-hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UM, the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Xiamen University, a renowned university in Fujian province, the Network on Assessment and Evaluation in Interpreting and the Macau Federation of Translators and Interpreters.

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A total of 24 contestants who had won at regional contests attended the finale on Sunday. 

The judging criteria included the ability to extract and transmit information, the quality of interpretation, presentation skills, as well as the quality of communication and overall performance.