Braille-themed essay competition for you and your class

Post date: 
Monday, 14 March 2016
Lewis Shaw_wins comp

People with vision impairment are being asked to take part in one of the biggest competitions in the world.

Entrants are being asked to explain why braille is so important to them for this year's Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest, the world’s largest braille competition.
Do you teach braille? Would you like to learn it? Do you use it? Do you know somebody who does?

Write about why braille is important to you or the impact it’s had on someone you know and you could win anything from £350 to £1400.

Last year, 16 year old Lewis Shaw from Scotland (shown above) who has vision impairment won the junior prize and £700.
British entrants compete for the European Prize by sending their entries to RNIB who select the best five essays to represent the UK.
The closing date for entries is 10 May 2016.
To find out more or read previous winner's essays, go to

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