The contest is broken down into international regions and countries. The European section is co-ordinated by the European Blind Union (EBU). Its members in 45 European countries are responsible for the collection, selection and translation of the essays into English. In the UK, RNIB acts as the EBU representative and co-ordinates all UK entries.
This year’s competition
Check out one of last year’s winners, 25-year-old James Scholes.
The other essays selected to represent the UK in last year’s European final can be read below:
All essays have been reproduced by kind permission of the European Blind Union.
Other winning European essays can be found on the EBU website.
How to enter
Step 1: Write your inspirational essay. It can be up to 1000 words long (with 10 per cent leeway)
Step 2: Before the title of your essay insert the following information:
Step 3 – Download and complete the entry form. Entries won’t be accepted without a completed form
Step 4 – Read the competition rules
Step 5 – Email your completed essay and entry form to [email protected] by 8 June 2018.
Alternatively, post to: Tarney Smith Hughes, RNIB, Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough, PE1 1TN to arrive no later than 31 May 2018.
Essays are submitted to the EBU in electronic format, so a Word document is preferred. If you’d like to submit your entry in hard copy (either braille or print), we can transcribe your work into an electronic format for you.
We’ll acknowledge your entry on receipt and will announce the results of the UK judging by 30 June 2018.
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