Time to get creative for the world’s biggest braille competition!
Last year the UK celebrated a winner in the competition. We were very excited and proud to discover that 24 year old Megan Paul from Cheltenham had won the junior category of the competition and received a bumper $1,000 in prize money.
Megan wrote her essay about how she learned and grew to love braille. Her essay, titled ‘The Bumpy Road’, also touched on how braille has changed with recent technological advancements.
Creative writing is one of my passions and I think that braille is really important. I like to raise awareness of braille, as it’s such a vital part of my everyday life, so I thought I would try and put this across in an essay
Megan's full essay is well worth a read and is available to download below:
The other European winning essays are of an excellent standard and are a fascinating insight into people's lives from countries such as Romania, Ukraine and Germany. They can be found on the EBU website.
You can read the essays of the other UK finalists below:
What are you waiting for?! Get writing and enter today.
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