The Onkyo Corporation and The Braille Mainichi are sponsoring a braille essay contest for people of all ages. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000. The 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: a junior group, age 25 and under; and a senior group, age 26 and up.
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.