2012 NFB Writing Contest

There are two writing contests sponsored by the NFB’s Writer’s Division:  one for youth to promote braille literacy, and the other for any adult age 18 or older. There’s an entry fee for adult entries, but kids’ entries are free.  If you’re a writer, or if you want to inspire your child to write in braille, this contest might be for you:  there’s a chance for montary prizes and the writer’s true prize–publication.

I’ve pasted the contest announcement below:

The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the Writers’ Division of the NFB opened up for submissions on January 1st and will close April 1st.

Adult contests, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and stories for youth are open to all entrants eighteen years and over.

The Youth Writing Contest, poetry and fiction, are to promote Braille literacy and excellence in creative writing. Entries will be judged on creativity and quality of Braille. The age groups for these authors is divided into grade levels: Elementary, Middle and High School.

Prizes for contest winners range up to $100 for adult categories and up to $30 for youth categories.

All contest winners will be announced at the Writers’ Division business meeting during the NFB national convention to be held in Dallas, Texas, the first week of July, 2012. In addition, shortly after convention, a list of winners will appear on the Writers’ Division Website, http://www.nfb-writers-division.net/. First, second, and third place winners in each category will be considered for publication in the Writers’ Division magazine, “Slate & Style.”

For additional contest details and submission guidelines, go to the Writers’ Division Website, http://www.nfb-writers-division.net

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