Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

A contest announcement I received from a mailing list I’m on:

The Onkyo Corporation is again sponsoring a braille essay contest for people of all ages.  Contest winners receive cash prizes valued from $500 to $2,000. 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 music?

3. Individual concept about world peace from the viewpoint of persons with disabilities.

All essays must be received by April 30, 2012.

Visit http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Onkyo_Braille_Essay_Contest.asp for more information and an application.

Please contact Trisha Tatam at (410) 659-9314 (ext. 2510) or ttatam@nfb.org if you have any questions.

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