Fw: [leadership] Braille Essay Contest--Cash Prizes

Mary Kay Otts <honesty@...>

Mary Kay

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Hi, Please pass this info along to anyone who you think would be
Judy Stewart

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Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:25 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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@... if you have any questions.

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