[Missouri-l] Fw: [leadership] Braille Essay Contest--Cash Prizes
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Sat Jan 30 20:13:22 CST 2010
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From: <Kim.Charlson at Perkins.org>
To: <leadership at acb.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2010 7:25 PM
Subject: [leadership] Braille Essay Contest--Cash Prizes
> Hello All,
> Below are details about a global Braille essay contest being
> administered for the North American/Caribbean region of the World Blind
> Union by the National Federation of the Blind. I served on the judging
> panel for the 2009 essay, and I'd like to see more ACB members
> submitting quality essays. Please review the information below for more
> information and contest guidelines.
> The Onkyo Corporation is sponsoring a braille essay contest for people
> of all ages, which runs from February 1 through April 30, 2010. Contest
> winners receive cash prizes valued at a minimum of $500. The link for
> full information and application is below, but here are the basics.
> Please help us spread the word!
> Onkyo Braille Essay Contest
> Sponsored by Onkyo Corporation and The Braille Mainichi
> The Onkyo Braille essay contest is being administered by the National
> Federation of the Blind on behalf of the North America-Caribbean Region
> of the World Blind Union.
> Essays must be written by contest participants, in English or their
> native language, in Braille, and must be completely original in nature.
> Entries should be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1,000 words
> in length. There will be two groups of competitors-one Junior group,
> aged 25 and under; and one Senior group, aged 26 and up, and prizes
> range from $500-$2,000.
> Essay topics:
> 1. How do you acquire knowledge and information through Braille or audio
> devices? (Illustrate with some interesting personal stories/episodes.)
> 2. How can blind persons become independent by learning Braille or
> 3. Individual concept about world peace from the viewpoint of persons
> with disabilities.
> Contest Period: February 1, 2010 - April 30, 2010.
> All essays must be received by April 30.
> Visit http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Onkyo_Braille_Essay_Contest.asp
> for more information and an application.
> If the direct link does not work for you, you can get to the Onkyo
> contest through http://www.braille.org
> Please contact Trisha Tatam at (410) 659-9314 (ext. 2510) or
> ttatam at nfb.org if you have any questions.
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> leadership at acb.org
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