National Braille Essay Contest

Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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. The link for full information and application is below, but here are the basics. 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. Time is running out, though—all essays must be received by April 30, 2012!

Essays must be written by contest participants 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: a Junior group, consisting of participants aged 25 and under, and a Senior group, aged 26 and up. This year, there are three essay topics to choose from:

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 www.nfb.org/nfb/Onkyo_Braille_Essay_Contest.asp for more information and an application (as a pdf or brf). Please contact Trisha Tatam at (410) 659-9314 (ext. 2510) or ttatam@nfb.org for additional information.

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