[NFB-NM] Braille Essay Contest--Cash prizes

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Tue Aug 22 12:40:16 UTC 2017



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There is still time to submit your essay!
The  braille essay contest sponsored by Onkyo Corporation is for people of
all ages, and contest winners receive cash prizes valued from $500 to
$2,000. Essays may be written on a wide range of braille-related topics.
Essays must be received by August 28. The link for full information and
application for the contest is below, but here are the basics.  
Onkyo Braille Essay Contest
Sponsored by Onkyo Corporation
and The Braille Mainichi
The Onkyo Braille essay contest is being administered by the National
Federation of the Blind (NFB) on behalf of the North America-Caribbean
Region of the World Blind Union.
Essays must be received by August 28, 2017. They must be written by contest
participants, in English or their native language, in Braille on paper, and
must be completely original in nature. Participants are also asked to email
their essays in electronic format (such as Microsoft Word or something
similar).  Entries should be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1,000
words in length.  There will be two groups of competitors-one Junior group,
aged 25 and under; and one Senior group, aged 26 and up, and prizes range
from $500-$2,000.
In the US, essays should be sent to the NFB, and in Canada, they should be
sent to Braille Literacy Canada; the contacts are listed on the application
at the link below.
Essay topics:
1) We propose a variety of possible topics for essays so that participants
can address the importance of braille from several angles. The list below is
not exclusive; participants may choose other themes relating to the use of
braille. Authors are invited to give all themes their own imaginative
interpretation and to be creative, using formats different from telling
one's life story, such as a letter, a poem, or an interview. 
a) "The role of braille in furthering participation in political, economic,
cultural, social and family life." Braille in a technology-driven world and
using braille at all ages are some examples of how this theme may be
b) "Amusing stories about Braille."
c) "The future of Braille."
d) "What advantages and disadvantages does Braille have over print?"
Visit http://www.nfb.org/onkyo-braille-essay-contest for more information
and an application.  The application is also attached here, in PDF and BRF
Please use the following contacts if you have questions:
in the US: Jennifer Dunnam at jdunnam at nfb.org
In Canada: Jen Goulden at info at blc-lbc.ca

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