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: email@example.com 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.
- Sarah Bryan essay (Word, 36 KB)
- Mike Howell essay (Word, 20 KB)
- Claire McLaughlin essay (Word, 16 KB)
- Gladys Taylor essay (Word, 32 KB)
- Steph Wilkinson essay (Word, 27 KB)
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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