[nfbwatlk] Fwd: [Nfbnet-master-list] Braille Essay Contest, Cash Prizes
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> From: "Dunnam, Jennifer via Nfbnet-master-list" <nfbnet-master-list at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: [Nfbnet-master-list] Braille Essay Contest, Cash Prizes
> Date: August 20, 2015 at 4:26:45 PM PDT
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> Reply-To: "Dunnam, Jennifer" <jdunnam at nfb.org>
> The Onkyo Corporation is again sponsoring a braille essay contest for people of all ages. Contest winners receive cash prizes valued from $500 to $2,000. Essays must be received by September 13. The link for full information and application for the contest is below, but here are the basics. Please help us spread the word!
> 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 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.
> Note that this year, the contest is running on a shorter timeline than previous years, so the time to begin writing is now! All essays must be received by September 13, 2015. In the US, they 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. 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.
> 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 format. Note that the BRF is in Unified English Braille.
> Please use the following contacts if you have questions:
> in the US: Trisha Tatam at ttatam at nfb.org
> In Canada: Jen Goulden at info at blc-lbc.ca
> Jennifer Dunnam
> Manager of Braille Programs, Jernigan Institute National Federation of the Blind
> 200 E. Wells Street
> Baltimore, MD 21230
> (612) 767-5658
> transcribers at nfb.org
> Visit the Braille Certification page at
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