[Nfbmo] Braille essay contest.

fred olver goodfolks at charter.net
Mon Feb 1 14:07:52 UTC 2010

Below are details about a global Braille essay contest being administered for the North American/Caribbean region of the World Blind Union by the National Federation of the Blind. Please review the information below for more information and contest guidelines.


Onkyo Corporation is sponsoring a braille essay contest for people of all ages, which runs from February 1 through April 30, 2010. Contest winners receive cash prizes valued at a minimum of $500. The link for full information and application is below, but here are the basics. 

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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 on behalf of the North America-Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union. Essays must be written by contest participants, in English or their native language, in Braille, and must be completely original in nature. 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. Essay topics:

1.       How do you acquire knowledge and information through Braille or audio devices? (Illustrate with some interesting personal stories/episodes.)

2. How can blind persons become independent by learning Braille or music?

3. Individual concept about world peace from the viewpoint of persons with disabilities.

Contest Period: February 1, 2010 - April 30, 2010.
All essays must be received by April 30. Visit http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Onkyo_Braille_Essay_Contest.asp
 for more information and an application.
If the direct link does not work for you, you can get to the Onkyo contest through http://www.braille.org

 Please contact Trisha Tatam at (410) 659-9314 (ext. 2510) or ttatam at nfb.org if you have any questions.

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