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Holman Prize Applications are Now Open

Have you been dreaming and planning out your pitch for the 2021 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition? Maybe you’ve even already shot your pitch video. Well the time has come: Applications for the 2021 Holman Prize are now open.
 
Haven’t heard about the Holman Prize yet? Here’s more info.
 
Now in it’s fifth year, the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition annually awards up to $25,000 each to three blind people from around the world with incredible ideas that will shatter misconceptions about blindness worldwide. We are thrilled to announce this year that one of the $25,000 prizes is sponsored by one of our close partners, Waymo.

The Holman Prize named after James Holman, a blind 19th century explorer who is the most prolific private traveler of anyone, blind or sighted, before the era of modern transportation.
 
The only qualifications for the Holman Prize are that you must be blind or legally blind and that you must be 18 years old by October 1, 2021.
 
But if you’re not quite ready to upload your 90-second YouTube pitch and fill out the application, there’s no need to worry; applications close on March 14 at 11:59 pm Pacific.

We know just how different applications will need to be during this time of the pandemic. While we recognize this will be a factor for the scope of some peoples’ ideas, we encourage you to think big and imagine your Holman plan without taken the current constraints too much into consideration. We will do everything we can if your idea is successful, to work with you and help you make it happen. Don’t let the pandemic blunt your ambition!
 
Check out our Holman Prize frequently asked questions and if you don’t find your answer there, email us at holman@lighthouse-sf.org
 
Stay tuned for the next two months as we share updates on 2021 submissions and updates from our winners.
 
Spread the word about the Holman Prize and follow Holman Prize on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
 
We can’t wait to watch your videos.

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