[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Iceland blind photography

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Mon Mar 9 11:38:07 UTC 2015

Blind Photography Competition Launched

A new Icelandic photography competition was introduced at lunchtime today. The main requirement for entry into the competition is that the photographer must be legally registered as blind or vision impaired.

The photography competition is called Blindir sjá (the blind see) and is operated by JCI Iceland, in partnership with the Icelandic Organization of the Visually Impaired.

RÚV<http://ruv.is/frett/ljosmyndasamkeppni-fyrir-blinda> reports that the aim of the competition is to bring attention to blind and vision impaired people's issues and their right to fully take part in society.

The introduction to the competition states that blind people can take photographs using other senses than sight. It is a good reminder not to let obstacles stop us taking part and enjoying life.

The judging panel will choose ten pictures for the final and the winner will be chosen by open public vote. The prize will be awarded at JCI Iceland's 100th anniversary celebrations in October.
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