Braille writing competition

It's time to get your creative juices flowing and enter the Onkyo Essay Contest.

This international braille writing competition is open to everyone. So if you use braille, teach it, or want to learn it – find out how to enter and download an application pack.  

About the braille competition

We are looking for a short piece of work that covers a number of braille related themes. These themes are set by the European Organising Committee of the Onkyo Essay Competition. The range of themes should mean there is something for everyone, and include:

  • amusing stories about braille
  • the future of braille
  • factual descriptions of innovative products

Once again $6,000 of prize money is on offer.

How to enter this year's competition

The Onkyo entry pack has all the information you need, including the competition rules and an entry form.

Closing date for the competition

Return your completed essay and form by email or post to:

Stacey Temperley, email: or post: RNIB, PO Box 173, Peterborough PE2 6WS or

If you would like to know more about the competition, or request a paper copy (in braille or print) of the entry pack, call Stacey Temperley on 01733 375102. The closing date for entries is 30 April 2014.

2013 UK finalists

Be inspired! You can read the essays selected to represent the UK in last year's European final below.

2013 results

Unfortunately we didn't have any UK winners last year but the successful essays were of a very high standard and gave a fascinating insight into people's lives from such diverse countries as Finland, Russia, Spain and Montenegro.

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