[Art_beyond_sight_educators] THIRD ANNUAL YOUNG DESCRIBED FILM CRITIC Contest
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Tue May 3 15:09:09 UTC 2011
Dear Young People (ages 7-18) and
Audio Description Enthusiasts!
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND-AUDIO DESCRIPTION PROJECT
DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED MEDIA PROGRAM
THIRD ANNUAL YOUNG DESCRIBED FILM CRITIC Contest
A "Listening Is Learning" Initiative
Kids love movies. If you're a young person who can't see or can't see well, audio description provides access to all the visual images of the movies that your sighted peers enjoy.
Some films in movie theaters and certain DVDs have description available; many of those DVDs and the older VHS tapes with description can be borrowed at public libraries or state libraries for the blind.
The YOUNG DESCRIBED FILM CRITIC Contest wants you to experience these films and the description soundtracks and tell us about them!
Young people with a visual impairment have a chance to win prizes for themselves AND recognition for their schools. And--a chance to hold the awesome title: Young Described Film Critic of the Year!
All you need to do for a chance to win is to write, type or record your own film review of any described movie. Keep it short: 250 words maximum.
There are three age categories: Sophomore (ages 7 to 10), Junior (ages 11 to 14), and Senior (ages 15 to 18). You can enter as many times as you like!
The top nominees in each age category will be invited to an Awards Ceremony at the American Council of the Blind 2011 convention in Reno, NV during the week of July 11. Special guest award presenters will be in attendance and while the prizes are still to be determined, we know you won't be disappointed!
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, June 3, 2011
How to Enter:
- Enter On-Line at:
- Send us your written entry in regular or large print or Braille via email or postal mail (submissions from outside the United States are fine) to:
Just send your review to:
ACB-Young Described Film Critic
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650,
Arlington, VA 22201 USA
email: jsnyder at acb.org
phone: 202 467-5083
You will need to include these details:
Which age category?
Sophomore (ages 7 to 10), Junior (ages 11 to 14), or Senior (ages 15 to 18).
Name of school and class:
School address and phone number:
Don't forget to attach your review!
TIP: For "Top Tips for Writing the Ultimate Film Review," visit:
Director, Audio Description Project
American Council of the Blind
jsnyder at acb.org -- 202 467-5083
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