[nobe-l] Worldwide competition
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Fri Jan 20 14:51:36 UTC 2017
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Announcing the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition
Announcing the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition (
If you are one of the millions worldwide who qualify as blind, it's
time to start imagining.
San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is
proud to announce The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition – an annual set
of awards that finance and support blind adventurers worldwide in
pursuing their most ambitious projects.
Submissions are now open at
www.HolmanPrize.org. We're asking applicants to complete a simple
task: create a 90-second YouTube video pitching an idea for a project.
In the spirit of James Holman – who became the first blind person to
circumnavigate the globe in 1832 – we encourage our applicants to
think across conventional borders and boundary lines.
Here are the rules for Phase 1:
1. Tell us about who you are, your journey with blindness and what
you would do with a $25k prize. You don't need to have it all figured
out yet, we just want to see that you're passionate and ambitious.
Where would you travel? What would you work on? How long might it
2. Tag the YouTube video #HolmanPrize and be sure to submit the link
through our official form at HolmanPrize.org.
3. Videos exceeding 90 seconds will be disqualified. If you have
questions, visit our FAQ page.
Due to the global nature of the prize, the LightHouse will vet
applications using a definition of blindness based on ophthalmological
consultation and international standards for legal blindness.
Finalists will go through an in-depth application process that will
require proof of blindness.
Here are a few tips for working on your video:
- Practice your pitch before recording. Make sure it's smooth and confident.
- Show off your personality. Convince us that you're the perfect
ambassador for blind people worldwide.
- VoiceOver and screen reader users: Please plug in headphones or
turn speech volume off while recording.
- Try to record videos in landscape view (sideways) rather than
- Face toward windows and light sources instead of away from them
(show your face!).
Submissions will close on February 28 at 12 noon PST. Semifinalists
will be notified in March 2017.
We'd like you to start the conversation by visiting the website,
following us on social media and using the hashtag #HolmanPrize. Start
brainstorming, tell your friends and begin to imagine the adventure
you might go on. Check out all the Holman prize pitches on YouTube and
be sure to hit "like." The video with the most likes will
automatically become one of our finalists.
This is your chance to go farther than the eye can see.
The Holman Prize:Instagram + Twitter
LightHouse for the Blind:Instagram + Twitter + Facebook
The Holman Team
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